Geelvinck Pianola Museum in Amsterdam The Pianola Museum is a small museum of pianolas – automatic pianos invented round the turn of the century (1900). Pianolas were playable by hand as well as reproducing music using paper rolls with punched holes for each music note. As the recording of music on wax cylinders and gramophone records was still very primitive at the time, pianolas were very popular, with more than 2 million built. The public was impressed by the automatic music and quality of the sound, and pianolas seemed to be an invention of the future. Important composers as Stravinsky, Hindemith, and Milhaud have written pieces of music especially for pianola. The reproducing piano was capable of playing back a performance of piano music by famous pianists of the day or even the composers themselves.. The Pianola Museum in Amsterdam, located in the old district of the Jordaan, has several original, beautiful instruments, among them a Steinway grand piano, equipped with a player system, over 30 000 music rolls plus several other interesting memorabilia.
Westerstraat 106 1015 MN Amsterdam
Het Schip is an apartment building in the Spaarndammerbuurt district of Amsterdam, built in the architectural style of the Amsterdam School of Expressionist architecture. It is the single most important example of this style of architecture, using the Brick Expressionism version. Museum The Ship is located in the imaginative social housing complex of the same name designed by architect Michel de Klerk. This expressionistic housing block was built in 1919 for social housing corporation Eigen Haard. The triangular shape of the building inspired its nickname “The Ship”. It is one of the best examples of the “Amsterdam School”– a movement in architecture and decorative arts that spread across all of the Netherlands. The museum is located in the former primary school building that is part of the complex. The permanent exposition “Amsterdam School: Constructed ideals” shows the rise of social housing corporations and the Amsterdam School as a defining style in construction and decoration. There are also thought-provoking changing exhibitions. Every hour there is a guided-tour called “RondjeSchip” (around The Ship) whichexplains the characteristics of the building; it takes you inside the post office(also designed by Michel de Klerk), a reconstructed nineteenth-century slum dwelling and the fully furnished museum apartment. […]
Oostzaanstraat 45, 1013 WG Amsterdam
STRAAT is a museum for graffiti and streetart, based in the Lasloods at the NDSM-werf. At STRAAT, you can admire works of street art by artists from all over the world. It is a street that crosses borders, from Amsterdam to New York, from São Paulo to Tokyo. But it’s also a street that goes across boundaries: it reunites under the same roof the variety of styles, shapes, techniques and narratives of the largest art movement of our times. Our collection is made of artworks as big as buildings, which were created here. In a former shipyard that is, by itself, a national monument. 7,000 square meters of raw The spaciousness made it possible to open the museum in October 2020, just as COVID-19’s second wave was gaining steam. Of course, there’s some irony involved in displaying outdoor art inside. But the location does allow visitors to absorb more of the background of both the movement and the individual works – to learn more about the story behind the tags. Meanwhile, the atmosphere does remain suitably raw (and unheated). As you leave, keep an eye out for work from another local hero Streetart Frankey. Just like the game, his Donkey […]
NDSM-plein 1, 1033 WC AMSTERDAM
About the museum Our Lord in the Attic Tucked away in the heart of Amsterdam’s inner city lies a small marvel: Our Lord in the Attic Museum: a uniquely preserved seventeenth-century house from the 17th century (also named the Dutch Golden Age). Explore the narrow corridors and climb the stairs to historically furnished living rooms, kitchens and bedsteads, leading literally to the high point of the museum: an entire church in the attic. This Catholic church dates from 1663. While it was prohibited to celebrate mass, the authorities turned a blind eye. Indeed, the church symbolizes the characteristic (religious) tolerance of the Netherlands, established by the Dutch in the sixteenth century under Willem of Orange. Freedom of religion and of conscience are central themes at the museum today. It makes Our Lord in the Attic far more than a museum: it is a special place in which to contemplate and to experience. CAFÉ & SHOP Located in the entrance building you will find our museum shop and museum café For the planned group visit, please contact email@example.com and do you have questions about the purchased ticket? These can be changed to a suitable date, free of charge by using the […]
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 38 1012 GD Amsterdam
The Multatuli Museum is a 17th-century canal house in the Jordaan neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is dedicated to Eduard Douwes Dekker, whose pen name was Multatuli. Multatuli is best known for his 1860 novel Max Havelaar, inspired by time spent in Indonesia while serving in the Dutch civil service In the Multatuli House, the birthplace of the writer are his most important furniture, utensils, his library and all the editions and translations of his works. It is as if the writer any time entry to the pen. A new exhibition regularly furnished. Audiovisual support gives you information about the life and work of the writer Who was Multatuli? Eduard Douwes Dekker was born on 2 March 1820 on the top floor of a small house in the Amsterdam Korsjespoortsteeg. A boy of simple descent who transcended his environment. With the novel “Max Havelaar”, he was immediately famous. Max Havelaar is a critical essay about the Dutch colonial rule in what is now Indonesia. It can be compared to Uncle Tom’s cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. In the Multatuli House, the birthplace of Dutch largest 19th-century writer, are the museum and the Multatuli Society established. Short film see the about […]
Korsjespoortsteeg 20, 1015 AR Amsterdam
Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography is a photography museum in Amsterdam. It opened in 1999. Huis Marseille was the first photography museum in the Netherlands when it opened in 1999; the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam, the Fotomuseum Den Haag in The Hague, and FOAM in a nearby building have opened since. Keizersgracht 401 & 399 Since 1999, Huis Marseille has been situated on Keizersgracht 401 as Amsterdam’s first photography museum. In September 2013, the museum was expanded to include the neighboring building at Keizersgracht 399, providing it with a total of fourteen exhibition spaces, including the lightwell in 399. The museum offers a rich and varied exhibition programme with changeovers about four times per year. Since the expansion in 2013, there has been a lot of opportunity to show the museum’s own collection alongside the exhibition. The collection consists primarily of leading modern (national and international) photography. Canal houses Huis Marseille is the opposite of a white cube: the fact that the museum is housed in two monumental 17th century canal houses is of great influence on the ‘organic’ way in which the exhibitions in the various spaces are experienced. At the same time, these authentic rooms are so clear […]
Keizersgracht 401, 1016 EK Amsterdam
Amsterdam’s film museum Formerly known as the Filmmuseum when housed in the Vondelpark, this institution is adored by national and international film fans, as Eye Filmmuseum showcases the very best of cinematic history – often in newly restored versions. Alongside the classics, it also screens new independent releases and hosts special evenings dedicated to experimental film and other genres. Exhibitions On the first floor Eye Filmmuseum presents four different exhibitions a year with unique works on the cutting edge of film and the visual art. On the ground floor you can discover the history of film. The presentation takes you past the 360° cinema, the Pods – miniature cinemas – and along interactive installations such as Flipbook and the Green Screen, where visitors can create a so-called “thumb cinema”, and can even appear in a movie scene. Relaxing by the water Offering so much more than a great spot to catch a film, the Eye boasts a café and restaurant in a beautiful waterside setting. In summertime, you can soak up more direct sunlight than anywhere else in the city. They offer a huge collection of Dutch & foreign movies & film posters in contemporary, waterside culture center.
IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam
At the Houseboat Museum, you get the chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to live in a houseboat on an Amsterdam canal. The museum is located in the “Hendrika Maria”, a former cargo ship built in 1914. The cargo hold is now a cosy living space featuring all the conveniences and a surprising amount of space and comfort. Being a houseboat owner I noticed how curious passers-by were about its interior. I was bombarded with questions. How are you supplied with water and electricity? Where does the waste water go? Isn’t it cold, damp and dark on board? All questions to which people desired an answer. And so the idea to open up a houseboat to the public arose.
Prinsengracht 296 K 1016 HW Amsterdam
The Hermitage Amsterdam aims to use art and history to inspire, enrich and above all offer opportunity for reflection. With our diverse exhibition and supplementary programming, the Hermitage Amsterdam presents the world heritage of one of the greatest museums – the State Hermitage in St Petersburg – to Dutch and international visitors. Hermitage Amsterdam The Hermitage Amsterdam is managed by the Dutch foundation Stichting Hermitage aan de Amstel and exhibits art from the collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Stichting Hermitage aan de Amstel tasks Stichting Producties De Nieuwe Kerk and Hermitage Amsterdam with organizing the exhibitions held in the Hermitage Amsterdam. The Hermitage Amsterdam is an autonomous, independent legal entity with its own cash flows and its own objectives. Stichting Producties De Nieuwe Kerk and Hermitage Amsterdam Stichting Producties De Nieuwe Kerk and Hermitage Amsterdam put on exhibitions in De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam and in the Hermitage Amsterdam which are commissioned by both institutions. They have each earned their own place within the world of national and international museums. Stichting Producties De Nieuwe Kerk and Hermitage Amsterdam have 50 members of staff, divided across three departments. We also have a pool of around 100 agency workers […]
Amstel 51 1018 DR Amsterdam, Netherlands
Micropia is the world’s first museum dedicated to microbes and micro-organisms, which actually make up two-thirds of all living matter. At a cost of €10 million, Micropia opened in 2014 and is part of the Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo complex in the Plantage district of Amsterdam. Micropia is located on Artisplein which is a public square also recently opened at Artis. On entering you can purchase tickets on the ground floor and then take the lift ride up to the first floor – as you ascend look up to watch an animation about the mites living on your eyelashes and the even smaller bacteria and viruses living on those mites! The first floor exhibition is in a darkened area and resembles a scientific laboratory with lots of microscopes and bubbling glass containers. There are plenty of interactive displays on offer including: • A Kiss-o-meter which can count the number of microbes transferred during a kiss! • An impressive and colourful display of Petri dishes with various bacteria as well as everyday household objects and what is lurking on them – you will never think the same way about a hotel TV remote control again! • A comprehensive collection of animal […]
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40 1018 CZ Amsterdam,
The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw. The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. Its world-famous masterworks from the Dutch Golden Age include the Milkmaid by Vermeer and Rembrandt’s Night Watch. The Rijksmuseum itself is also a masterpiece. The collection is presented in a stunning building with amazing interior design. In 80 galleries 8,000 objects tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history, from the Middle Ages to Mondrian. Every year, over 2.5 million visitors travel through the ages and experience a feeling of beauty and sense of time.
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam
Foam is all about photography. Foam is an internationally operating organisation in the field of photography, based in Amsterdam.Foam informs and inspires the widest possible audience by presenting all facets of contemporary photography. they accomplish this by organizing a range of activities. These vary from exhibitions to publications, debates and educational projects. Foam discovers, develops, defines, publishes and stimulates. In this process, scouting and presenting young, emerging talent is one of our distinguishing qualities. Many activities take place from within the Amsterdam museum, but for specific projects, Foam will also approach an international audience. Foam frequently organizes events abroad, often in close collaboration with our partners. Foam is situated in the heart of the international photography community and aims to be constantly up-to-date. We respond to the latest developments in photography with original yet relevant projects, and are not afraid to break with tradition and strike new paths. In this process, quality, flexibility, innovation, accessibility and entrepreneurship are core values. Foam Café Foam Café is situated on the ground floor of Foam’s Keizersgracht building. It’s a lovely place to enjoy a healthy breakfast, tasty lunch or homemade cake. You can take a seat and relax after your visit to Foam […]
Keizersgracht 609 1017 DS Amsterdam