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Explore a different kind of art at Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art, the world's first fluorescent art museum, created by American artist Nick Padalino. Descend into a cellar and discover the atmosphere aglow in 1970s style, named after a Jimmy Hendrix album. The one-room, cave-like exhibit features multicolor diplays of fluorescent objects. In spite of its small size, the trippy experience tends to be memorable. The museum also features a large collection of rocks and other elements that naturally react to ultraviolet light. Look for the glass case full of gray stones that explode with flecks of electric color once under the black light. Use our Amsterdam itinerary builder to visit Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art on your trip to Amsterdam, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Electric Ladyland - the First Museum of Fluorescent Art Reviews
No response Friday, and made another appointment for Saturday (my last day in town), but it was cancelled less than two hours before. I'd been looking forward to seeing this museum for years, and don'... more »
The proprietors are a couple of free spirits who make art and decorated their basement with all kinds of fluorescent art and items. She's very sweet, and he's a little more grumpy toward the world but... more »
You may be confused at the start but don't give up, this is all part of the charm of this experience. Those with patience will be rewarded with a passionate and highly detailed tour of the intricacies of this unusual art form, the previously dull paintings brought alive not only by the UV light but by the raw, unadulterated passion of the owner. It's rare to see such pure love and knowledge for a specific art form and the whole experience is inspiring.
At only 5 euros, this is a bargain. The museum is in the basement of the owners house I think, and it was pretty cool. Though the fluorescent rocks are interesting and fun to look at on their own, the owners genuine passion and excitement to explain them is even more interesting. I’d advise this museum to anyone with a spare couple of hours. It’s a little out of the way and definitely not a ‘traditional’ kind of museum but is definitely worth the €5 we spent getting in. Be sure to take your credit cards, passports and driving licenses to see how they really look. If you’re scared by the dark or small, enclosed spaces this definitely isn’t for you.
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