Fluorescent Art MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: Tweede Leliedwarsstraat 5, 1015 TB Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Timings: 01:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +31-204203776
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Specialty Museums
It is a fact that, there isn’t any dearth of museums in the city of Amsterdam, but despite that, the city and its museums will never stop surprising you. This museum here is one such example. In the district Jordaan section of the city, between two canals and in a side street is situated this museum which can surprise you at the same time impress you immensely. The museum was founded by an American artist Nick Padalino and named it after one of the famous albums by Jimmy Hendrix. It is the very first museum in the world in this category and that is why, it is all the more intriguing. If you love something different, something amazing, then you are bound to love it.
- The museum is calm and quiet and you are to wear soft sleepers before visiting the gallery. It has the feel of the old day’s museum visiting as well.
- You will get a brochure with the ticket.
- Adults - EUR 5
- Children (above 12 yrs) - Free
- Take a tram or bus from Amsterdam, Westermarkt
- The Pancake Bakery
- The Browns Cafe
Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Amsterdam before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Amsterdam and book an accommodation of your choice.
5.06% of people who visit Amsterdam include Fluorescent Art Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
72.73% of people start their Fluorescent Art Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Fluorescent Art Museum
66.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fluorescent Art Museum
More of a small showroom than a traditional museum. The owner is a nice gentleman who was fascinated by fluorescent artwork in his young teens, and he studied mineralogy and travelled the globe to find the treasures which he showcases in his little museum. There is one large fluorescent environment, which has many different parts which he created from inspirations of his travels. He shows you cool little tricks and nuances of fluorescent art and rocks, and his passion is very evident! Overall a cool experience! Worth seeing once in life, especially from a guide who can share his fascination!
Fascination exhibition of all things fluorescent from historical art, to minerals and crystals. If you are looking for a psychedelic quirky experience then you’ve found the right place. The owner is extremely knowledgeable and passionate on the subject. A charming hippie dude whose enthusiasm for fluorescent is infectious. If you are after some corporate slick multi media museum look else where, this is real Amsterdam alternative vibes.
A very eccentric and small museum. It's an interesting experience more than anything. It's essentially a one room museum, with a variety of fluorescent items, some created by the owner and some collected. The owner(?) will tell you about the history of fluorescence, creation of the different paints, and it's usage it art. You can tell he's super into what he does, which is awesome.
Incredible experience. Is a two floor place. In the upper part is the art store, downstairs is the museum. The man explains everything with a lot of passion and enjoyment. Talking with him is an experience itself. The place is just a room, but full of exotic and rare things. Totally recomended. Make a reservation beforehand. Cost: 5 euros.
Don't Give Up If You Don't Get In the First Time, It's Well Worth the Effort Like some of the "one-star" reviewers, we experienced the abrupt last-minute cancellation of a reservation, which was both frustrating and disappointing, but we went ahead and booked a tour the next day, and it was well worth it. I think the challenge is that the place is called a "Museum" and people expect it to be like, well, a "museum" - you know, with staff, a lobby, and exhibit halls, a gift shop and over-priced food. That's not what this place is, at all. This tiny treasure is in just two rooms (living room and basement) of just another home on the street. It's not like they have a staff or anything like that, it's just two people and if something unexpected comes up, they may have to cancel the tour abruptly. It can be frustrating, but give them a second chance if you can. The exhibit itself is an incredible decades-long labor of love, perhaps even driven with some benign fanaticism, all coupled with a depth of knowledge about the science and art of fluorescing materials that may very well be unmatched by anyone on the planet. There is so much knowledge shared, and so many things to see stuffed into the tiny space. If you simply stop, put your phone down and listen to what the man is saying, and look at all of what they have put together in that tiny space, you'll learn so many new things. Go slowly - look on the walls - learn why rocks from New Jersey and Sweden share the same fluorescent properties, see the strange photo-reactive minerals, see things that glow in the dark and while you're there, take a few minutes to learn about the implications of creating and/or eating glow-in-the-dark animals. Explore the many tiny touches of the glowing cave-mountain thing they built. Look in all of the various displays. This was definitely one my favorite stops in Amsterdam, and my whole family enjoyed the place as well. Will definitely come back if my travels take me back to Amsterdam.