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10 X Moderne kunst musea in Amsterdam voor een dosis inspiratie

18 May 2024
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Are you a fan of modern and contemporary art? Then Amsterdam is the place to be. In this city full of museums, you’ll find the unique and coolest modern art museums, offering a unique way to experience contemporary art. Here we share our favourites and recommendations, with a few Instagram-worthy museums at the end. We’ll gladly tell you about the best modern art museums in Amsterdam!

10 X Moderne art musea in Amsterdam

Museum STRAAT

The name Museum Street already hints at the type of art you’ll find here. Explore the best street art from around the world in this museum, perfect for graffiti and street art enthusiasts! Emerging talent gets a platform to create and showcase art within the museum.
NDSM-Plein 1, Amsterdam 

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moderne kunst museum Amsterdam STRAAT

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AMAZE Amsterdam

Amaze Amsterdam is an immersive modern art museum showcasing the fascinating world of visuals, sound, and technology in unique, interactive ways. Not suitable for young children due to its sensory stimulation.
Elementenstraat 25, Amsterdam 

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Moco Museum

A museum full of modern and contemporary art featuring rotating exhibitions, including a permanent Banksy exhibit – Moco is the first and only of its kind. Don’t miss the museum garden for Instagram-worthy photos and pleasant weather.
Honthorststraat 20, Amsterdam 

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Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum is Amsterdam’s largest museum of modern art boasts a stunning exterior and a diverse collection inside. Family-friendly with special activities like WhatsApp treasure hunts and family tours, and accepts Museum Cards.
Museumplein 10, Amsterdam 

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Fabrique des Lumières

Fabrique de Lumières is the largest digital art centre in the Netherlands. Here, you’ll witness art coming to life before your eyes and immerse yourself in innovative and colourful art projections. Alongside modern and contemporary art, you’ll also experience classical art displayed in a unique and novel manner. Children will be captivated here; so be sure to bring the kids along when visiting Fabrique des Lumières.
Pazzanistraat 37, Amsterdam 

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FOAM Fotografiemuseum

For a museum dedicated to photography in Amsterdam, visit the FOAM Museum. Located right on the canals, it’s easy to combine a visit to the museum with a day in Amsterdam. They feature rotating exhibitions showcasing art by emerging photographers as well as well-known names. The Museum Card is accepted here, and they offer the option for children to become ‘Photo Bosses’ – a fantastic museum for the whole family!
Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam 

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NXT Museum

NXT Museum in Amsterdam is a true pioneer in modern art. It’s the first museum entirely focused on media art, which we think is incredibly cool. Here, you’ll find large-scale digital art installations offering a glimpse into the future, showcasing artworks that expand the technical possibilities of our society. NXT is a museum that may not appeal to everyone, as it’s quite experimental and requires an understanding of its value. One thing’s for sure: it represents the future.
Asterweg 22, Amsterdam 

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Eye Filmmuseum

Just behind Central Station, you’ll find the modern EYE Film museum. Here, you’ll discover the history and evolution of film and moving images in a unique and interactive way. After visiting the museum, you can also watch a film, enjoy a delicious meal, and take in the beautiful view over the IJ. Your Museum Card is also valid here.
IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam 

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Museum of Experience? 3 X Instagram-museum in Amsterdam

WONDR

The WONDR museum is a must-visit for Instagrammers or anyone looking for a fun afternoon with the kids. This modern museum features over fifteen colourful and photogenic rooms, each with a unique theme and more fun than the last. From a bath filled with marshmallows to a mega ball pit, giant teddy bears, and now a pop-up pink beach… you’ll find everything here for a fun and unique Instagram photo. This museum is also highly recommended for children!
Meeuwenlaan 88, Amsterdam 

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The Upside Down

The Upside Down is a unique Instagram museum where you can capture the coolest photos. As the name suggests, you journey through different dimensions in this museum. With over 25 different settings, your mind will be stimulated and your senses tickled. Enjoy this amazing experience and be surprised by this colourful blend of a museum, nightclub, and amusement park.
Europaboulevard 5, Amsterdam 

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Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

| 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 in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
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 several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and @yourlbb.amsterdam you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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