Do you already know Moco Museum at museumplein in Amsterdam?
Moco Museum Amsterdam, also known as the Modern Contemporary Museum, opened its doors in the city villa ‘Alsberg’ at Museumplein last year. A museum that can’t be missed for anyone who loves modern art. A museum where it’s anything but dusty and in my opinion they have all the art that appeals to our generation. What makes the museum extra special is that it’s a completely private initiative. At the moment, they have the best exhibition in Amsterdam about the world-renowned Street Art legend Banksy and Dalí.
At Your Little Black Book we are a big fan of Banksy. When guest blogger Bianca lived in New York a couple of years ago, she searched throughout the city to find all the art that Banksy left there! Until August 30, you can go to the ‘Laugh Now’ exhibition about Banksy where you can see 50 works of him. Extra special: all these works come from private collections and can usually not be seen in a museum.
Changing exhibitions at moco museum amsterdam
Every year Moco has several different exhibitions and everyone who loves the surrealist works of Salvador Dalí can go till August 30. His most iconic works like the melting bells and “high heels” tables can be seen here!
Moco Museum Amsterdam for the real Banksy addicts
As i said before, Moco Museum is a private initiative. Cool, right? Art lovers Lionel and Kim Logchies, who are also the owners of LionelGallery on the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat in Amsterdam, opened the museum because they thought it was time that Banksy, who has been at the top of the art world for two years, got an unauthorized exhibition. And there it was … We at Your Little Black Book are so happy with this, because we are also looking for the best street art around the world. Yourlbb’s Anne still has a wish for Amsterdam: a mural of street artist ROA. A little hint for Lionel and Kim ;-).
Eventhough it feels lik Moco just opened its doors, it is already one of our favourite museums in Amsterdam!
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
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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.
Let’s get social
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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