in need of a dose of culture? Then check this new list!
There are lots of good museums and exhibitions in Amsterdam. Because there’re so many of them we created this shortlist with exhibitions that might interest you. In this Amsterdam Art Guide we share the most beautiful and impressive exhibitions displayed in Amsterdam of the month. So grab your museum card, schedule a date with your lover or friends and enjoy a day full of museums and art galleries.
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8 x exhibitions in amsterdam to see in february
EYE Museum – Béla Tarr – Till the End of the World: Béla Tarr is one of the world’s most influential film authors of the past thirty years. He made gorgeous continuous shots and made heavy movies like Turin Horse. After this movie he decided to quit filming. But especially for EYE he took out his camera again.
January 21 till May 7 2017
FOAM – Ren Hang – Naked/Nude: Ren Hang is one of my favourite photographers who I follow on Instagram for years. And we can finally see his work at FOAM. Ren Hang photographed naked shameless young adults (mostly Chinese) for the exhibition Naked/Nude with some pretty bizarre accessories like peacocks, fish, cherries, and flowers.
January 27 till March 12 2017
Rijksmuseum – Goede Hoop. Zuid-Afrika en Nederland: At Rijksmuseum you can see the first major exhibition on the relationship between South Africa and the Netherlands. The arrival of the Dutch has changed South Africa forever. This exhibition shows that heavy part of our colonial history, in both a painful and impressive way.
February 17 till May 21 2017
GO gallery – ASA Go Show: Do you like street art? Than go to the ASA GO Show. 130 artists from Amsterdam are showing their best street art work.
January 21 till March 18 2017
Tip: Until March 26 you can still see the exhibition Hubert de Givency with his muse Audrey Hepburn at Gemeente Museum in The Hague. Go!
Eduard Planting Gallery – Lilith – Wallflowers and other people: Henriëtte van Gasteren aka Lilith makes humorous and ironic self-portraits that are often made in her home. The series ‘Bit Player’ and ‘Faded Glory’ are now featured in the Eduard Planting Gallery.
January 28 till March 18 2017
Amsterdam Museum – 100 Jaar Schiphol – Klaar voor Vertrek: On September 19, 1916 the first plane landed on a piece of land in Haarlemmermeer. There was no runway yet, only four wooden sheds. This exhibition is a timeline showing one hundred years of Schiphol Airport, from a muddy pasture to a high-tech airport. We’re getting travel cravings!
September 16 till May 7 2017
Stedelijk museum – Ed van der Elksen – Verliefde Camera: At Stedelijk museum you can go to the exhibition Verliefde Camera from Ed van der Elsken. One of the greatest Dutch photographers and documentary filmmakers of the 20th century. Verliefde Camera is the largest global overview of his 25 years of work
February 4 till May 21 2017
Ed van der Elsken, Beethovenstraat, Amsterdam (1967) Nederlands Fotomuseum / © Ed van der Elsken / Collection Ed van der Elsken estate
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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