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The Moco Museum in Amsterdam

PINK LOOKING BRICK BUILDING THAT SERVES AS THE ENTRENCE OF THE MOCO MUSEUM IN AMSTERDAM

The Place

I actually got mixed up about the exhibition I was seeing at Moco Museum Amsterdam. So excitement levels went a little cray cray when I rocked up to find an exhibition featuring some of my all-time favourite artists.

Even if you don’t manage to see the exhibitions I saw, I’m pretty sure that whatever they come up with next will be just as original and exciting.

A modern and contemporary art gallery, Moco Museum Amsterdam is fun, super-Instagrammable and extremely popular. I’d recommend booking ahead online so you can guarantee a ticket and also nab a discount.

The Neighbourhood

Just across the street from the Conservatorium Hotel, Moco Museum Amsterdam is located in the middle of the city’s museum district. The gallery rubs shoulders with the likes of the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum.

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A Good Shout for…

Modern, contemporary and street art. And experiencing something other than the big, traditional Amsterdam museums.

The Best Bits

  • The building itself. Moco museum Amsterdam looks like a residential home and seems completely out of sync with its surroundings, to the point that it’s actually a bit eerie. Inside, it makes for an interesting gallery experience, with many small rooms dedicated to just one artist.
  • How many modern and contemporary art big hitters they have on display. Hold on a second while I do some name dropping. Banksy. Daniel Arsham. Warhol. Damien Hirst. Dalí. Jeff Koons. And not just one or two works. A huge selection of art by these artists (and more).
  • The sense of fun you get at Moco museum Amsterdam, both inside and out. It’s unique, quirky and playful. And a breath of fresh air on the Amsterdam museum and gallery scene
glazed and tinted window with boy in a hooded jacket on his knees at Moco Amsterdam
picture on the wall by banksy. its a monkey with wing like ears with text: keep it real
Keep it Real by Banksy
human body hidden behind wallpaper art installation by Daniel Arsham
Hidden Figure part of the Elastic Wall series by Daniel Arsham
girl with a heart shaped ballon in the wind. picture by Banksy
Ballon Girl by Banksy
room art installation showing how eroded a room would look like 200 years from now
“Calcified Room” Part of Connecting Time by Daniel Arsham
eroded laptop computer art installation by Daniel Arsham
Ash Eroded Laptop by Daniel Arsham
huge red platic bear figure outside of the Moco Museum in Amsterdam
man in the middle of a room. the walls are covered by eroded basketballs. art installation by Daniel Arsham
Amethyst Ball Cavern by Daniel Arsham

Moco museum was one of my favourite finds in Amsterdam. To see more, head to the I Was Here page. Here you’ll discover a roundup of the best restaurants, cafés and culture spots in town, all tried and tested by yours truly. 

And if you fancy deep-diving into a new destination, head over to the Mr Globetrotter blog. It’s packed with hotel reviews and insider travel tips for luxe adventures the whole world over.

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Bela Molnar
HOTEL REVIEW: CONSERVATORIUM HOTEL, AMSTERDAM | Mr Globetrotter's Travel Site says 03/05/2020

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