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SEE in January: 13 x beautiful exhibitions in Amsterdam

7 January 2018

Let’s get arty farty, visit these exhibitions in Amsterdam this month

Want to do a cultural activity in Amsterdam today? No problem! There are enough interesting museums and art galleries in our capital. That’s why we made a selection here on Your Little Black Book, with expos we think would be interesting for you. In the Amsterdam Art Guide, we monthly share the most amazing exhibitions in Amsterdam which you don’t want to miss. Enjoy! Ps: don’t forget to visit the museum shops, here they have the nicest books!

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13 X exhibitions in Amsterdam to see in january

Moco Museum – Roy Lichtenstein, Lasting Influence: From November 3 the exhibition about Roy Lichtenstein’s art is shown in the Moco Museum. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, you’ll probably still recognize his work immediately. Roy Lichtenstein is one of the biggest contemporary artists and a master in pop art. His art is reflected in paintings, advertising and in photography to design and fashion. Lichtenstein’s art seems ‘easy’ to understand, but is actually intellectual, rationalistic art.
Until May 31 2018

Tropenmuseum – Fashion Cities Africa: At this new exhibition in the Tropenmuseum you get to know the fashion scenes in the four major African cities: Casablanca, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Lagos. Many fashion designers, bloggers and stylists from these cities have become popular on social media worldwide. With their designs, photos and videos, they inspire fashion lovers everywhere. Fashion designers like Said Mahrouf (Casablanca), Marianne Fassler (Johannesburg), Maki Oh (Lagos) show their work in this exhibition.
Until January 2019

De Nieuwe Kerk – We Have a Dream: We have a Dream is an exhibition about three world famous persons who had a great influence on the history of the twentieth century: Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Ordinary people who became leaders of large movements against racial discrimination and social inequality. All three became global role models, but also gained strong criticism and opposition. Two of them were murdered for their views and activism.
Until February 4 2018

Huis Marseille – Ad van Denderen: Jerusalem Stone: The Dutch photographer Ad van Denderen has been photographing the West Bank since the 1960s. After much use of mainly journalistic and documentary photography in black and white, he recently chose to use more colour. Stone is a recurring theme in this area, it is used to throw with as well as being used to build houses or security barriers.
Until March 4 2018

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Rawabi, the new Palestinian City north of Damallah under construction, 2012 © Ad van Denderen

LAST CALL: Tassenmuseum Hendrikje – Accessories are a Girl’s Best Friend: In this new exhibiton the most remarkable pieces of the Rijksmuseum’s accessory collection are shown. Including parasols, umbrellas, hats, hair accessories, sjawls, gloves, shoes and stockings. These hidden fashion treasures are usually stored in the Rijksmuseum depot, but from until January 28 2018 you can see them in Tassenmuseum Hendrikje.
Until January 28 2018

Tropenmuseum – Heden van het slavernijverleden: With their exhibition Heden van het slavernijverleden, the Tropenmuseum wants to make the visitor aware of the current legacy of slavery and colonialism in the Netherlands. Slavery and the stories of the slaves are part of a joint, shared and black-and-white past. A past that co-forms and influences Dutch society.

EYE Filmmuseum – Jesper Just: At EYE you can go to the exhibition about the Danish artist Jesper Just. Just has gained international acclaim with cinematographic works in which he investigates gender, desire, relationships and identification in a refined visual language. In the exhibition in EYE Just’s large spatial film installations are central.
Until March 11 2018

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Het Scheepvaartmuseum – Gamechangers, maritieme innovaties: This exhibition brings the visitor along over 25 appealing innovations from Dutch maritime history that have influenced Dutch society as well as shipping. Or might influence, because potential contemporary pioneers also come across.
Until July 1 2018

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Moco Museum – Banksy – Laugh Now: On the ground floor you can go to Banksy: Laugh Now. About 50 works can be seen here from the street art legend, and you have to see it at least once. It’s the first time in history that there’s an exhibition with the work of Banksy. You can also go to the beautiful exhibition of Salvador Dalí. 28 years ago one of the most famous artists died and his most iconic work as for example the melting clocks and tables with ‘high heels’ are ready to be seen at the Moco Museum.
Salvador Dalí till May 31 2018
Banksy till May 31 2018

LAST CALL: Foam – André Kertész: Mirroring Life: In this exhibition the work of American photographer André Kertész (1894-1985) is central. André Kertész is known for his special contribution to the visual language of photography in the 20th century. The retrospective, with mainly black and white photo prints but also a selection of colour photographs, shows his unique and creative ability to create a (new) reality by using unusual compositions.
Until January 10 2018

Nageur sous l’eau, Esztergom, Hongrie, 1917 © Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Donation André Kertész

Tropenmuseum – Body Art: In the Tropenmuseum you can go to Body Art. During Body Art you can see all kinds of body decoration which are used to create an identity. From scars to burn wounds, tattoos and implants. From all over the world and from every culture.
Until 30 July 2018 

Stedelijk Museum – Jump into the Future, Art from the 90’s and 2000’s: This exhibition consists of works by the German collector Thomas Borgmann. The exhibition shows what happened in contemporary art in the 1990s and at the beginning of this century. It was an interesting period characterized politically and socially by the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Balkan War, the wars in the Middle East and the attacks of 9/11 in the US, and also worldwide by the digital revolution, of which the consequences could hardly be overseen at the time.
Until March 4 2018

LAST CALL: Stadsarchief – Kijk Amsterdam 1700-1800: This fall you can visit the Stadsarchief for the first overview of Amsterdam’s 18th century cityscapes. City drawings by artists like Jacob Cats, Reinier Vinkeles, H.P. Schouten and Jan de Beijer show you the unrivaled development of Amsterdam in detail. The Dam square, the canals, the churches: no other place was drawn as often as Amsterdam.
Until January 14 2018

Have fun at these exhibitions in Amsterdam!

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TIP: discover more Amsterdam and travel tips in the books of Yourlbb THE AMSTERDAM CITY GUIDE & WANDERLUST!

Amsterdam Bucketlist
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!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
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
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.
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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Photocredits: Foam, Tropenmuseum,  Stedelijk Museum, EYE Filmmuseum