Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art

Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art, Amsterdam: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art Reviews: 4/5

Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art

Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
The Museum as of May 10, 2017 is now "BY APPOINTMENT ONLY." Appointments made only through: electricladyland appointy. Museum open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Museum Tours everyday at: 2:00 - 3:00PM 3:00 - 4:00PM 4:00 - 5:00PM 5:00 - 6:00PM Please bring appointment confirmation to the Museum. Door is Locked 15 minutes after the hourly start of each tour. No Suntan Lotion in Museum.
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Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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Krzysztof
London, UK56 contributions
Need more info out there
Mar 2020 • Couples
Just advise to all out there if you want to visit make sure you book 2 hours in advance as they only have certain slots available at certain time. Found out on the spot on the door. We were not able to see it because of that.
Written March 15, 2020
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The reason you were not able to get into the museum is because the museum is Closed Sundays to Tuesdays (March 15th included). This is written in about 1,000 museum guides, Amsterdam guides, websites,etc etc etc. The INFO about the reservations for the museum is written on the homepage of the museum's website, the Trip advisor page, my Facebook page and many other public platforms. The Museum is also Closed for the Corona Virus right now at least a week. Open your eyes before criticizing others.
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catrin0211
Bridgend, UK2 contributions
Underwhelming
Mar 2020
Coming all the way from the UK, we thought we would plan to see the Electric Lady.
They were able to fit us in with no appointment and late notice. We had to take our shoes off and climb down into the basement. We thought this was exciting. Our excitement soon disintegrated when we realised the art museum we paid €5 for was a small single room with one UV psychedelic sculptor.
The guy was very knowledgeable, however, we only managed to stay there for 10 minutes as staying down there for 45 minutes would be merely impossible.
I respect the hustle, however, I definitely wouldn’t call it a museum.
Some advice, I reckon hang up some of your paint work downstairs.
Written March 12, 2020
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Since you stayed 10 WHOLE MINUTES in the museum for the 45 minute tour, then you are a typical expert on what you saw. The half of the museum that you ignored, and didn't even see the demonstration on, was 1,000 kilos of grey minerals that become the Colors of Fluorescent paint when the lights get turned off and the UV lamps get turned on. You have about as much interest and patience as a Baby.
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CerysMae
9 contributions
Out of this world
Feb 2020 • Friends
Visited today with a group of friends and was completely compelled by all the artefacts and vibrant colours! Nick and his basement full of trinkets is well worth the visit. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about this unique art form, explaining where everything originated, his passions for UV lights, stones, art and natural wonders. He talks in depth about history and culture of florescent art. With mind blowing colours and sculptures on show it will blow away !!!! Thank you nick for this unique experience! Truly a place like no other
Written February 19, 2020
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EdHa11
1 contribution
Support local artists! Go see this!
Feb 2020
A small museum filled with amazing art and objects. It is one room mostly but Nick gives a 45 minute talk explaining the art and objects in his collection. Its really nice to hear from an artist who is so passionate and knowledgable about his work. This is not the place for a quick selfy but rather for those interested in interacting and engaging with the art and objects. Its really important to support places like this that are under constant pressure from gentrification and only 5 euros a visit!
Written February 18, 2020
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Mihika J
Courbevoie, France40 contributions
DO NOT LEAVE AMSTERDAM WITHOUT CHECKING THIS BRIGHT GEM
Jan 2020
A friend's friend recommended this place to us at a casual gathering. And we can't thank him enough. A cozy basement decked up with all things fluorescent, this BY APPOINTMENT ONLY museum is run by a single guy who has the patience to take you through all his collection one by one. A haven lit up bu UV and black lights, it's an experience of a kind, like walking inside a lava lamp. From ordinary things like shells, kitchen ingredients, rocks to a massive installation, spare an hour to visit the Electric Ladyland!

Bookings by appointment only (Just google Electric Ladyland). The nominal fee of 5 Euros will be taken once you reach.
Written January 21, 2020
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Georgie
8 contributions
Small, but worth it!
Jan 2020 • Solo
Can’t remember how I came across this but remember thinking it’s €5, looks pretty cool, why not?!
You reserve a place online and pay when you arrive! It’s a small area but crammed packed of objects.

The owner was absolutely lovely! His character matched his collection to a T! Very informative and if you’re there to listen, he’ll keep talking!

I appreciate this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, so if you like different types or artwork, are open to seeing and experiencing something not so common and are interested in possibly learning something new, check this out! It’ll only take 45mins - 1hr out of your day. If nothing else, you get some really colourful pictures!!!
Written January 15, 2020
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Lynsey
London, UK2 contributions
Waste of time - Nick didn't show up and NO cancellation email
Jan 2020 • Friends
Confirmed our booking the day before directly with Nick but turned up at 2pm to a locked door. There were several other people waiting. We rang the doorbell, knocked multiple times and called the phone number a few times, which went to answer machine after two rings. It was pouring with rain so we gave up after 15 minutes.

We received no cancellation email from Nick and no explanation as of yet. It's not a great way to treat paying customers and looking at previous reviews it seems like a frequent occurrence. Pretty rude really!

Don't waste your time!
Written January 3, 2020
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What is Rude is a member of the "Telephone Generation" like yourself writing that No Cancellation Emails had been received - when you and every one of these "Waste of Time" complainers had received a Cancellation Email Automatically from Appointy. Again, Every cancellation has a Cancellation Email Automatically sent from Appointy whether you want it or not, or in your case, whether you look at your emails or not. Amazing that you and all the other "Waste of Time" complainers who are physically fused to your smartphones Did Not see the cancellation emails sent to you automatically from Appointy - when you look at your phones 125 times an hour - waited outside for no reason, and then complained on this site that you didn't receive cancellation emails(!) One Artist who is 62 years old built and runs this museum for twenty years -myself- and when he is sick he cancels appointments, and for the tenth time: Cancellation Emails are Automatically sent by Appointy to all visitors who made an appointment.
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Tanya D
4 contributions
MInd blowing hidden gem
Dec 2019
I am flabbergasted by the fact that some of the rarest, hardest to find, and most unique pieces of art and minerals are hidden in this basement. But wow, what a setting for them! I hope that this place can continue for the next decades to both educate and amaze people! I love that this is a guided visit- please give the host a Phd already! His depth and breadth of knowledge ( from art, social,and scientific history to knowledge of chemistry, biology, and geology) was truly what made this such a great experience. He does all of his own research, and has curated some beautiful display cases. It wasn't just- go in and look at things- like you might get at another museum. This was truly an immersive experience, both intellectually and physically. Absolutely worth the time and money.
P.S. We visited this museum after visiting Artis Micropia. This was a great tie-in, as we viewed slime molds and fungi at Micropia, which enhanced how we viewed the incredible art created by the owner and his partner.
Written December 19, 2019
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Scott S
3 contributions
Canceled last minute without reason
Dec 2019
I was very excited to go to Electric Ladyland. In fact, I had kind of planned the day around it, but they canceled at the last second (12:15 pm I received the email for a 2:00 pm appointment). They had even sent a follow-up confirmation not long before they canceled. I emailed them ask why they had canceled, but I received no response. I wouldn't have done what I did today (you can infer from that) if I wasn't able to go to Electric Ladyland.
Written December 13, 2019
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Megan
6 contributions
Amazing experience
Dec 2019 • Couples
The experience my boyfriend and I had at electric ladyland was amazing. The owner was so interesting and we both learnt so much about crystals and UV lights. We are definitely going to come back on our next trip to Amsterdam!!

Lots of love
Written December 13, 2019
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