Electric Ladyland is a museum located in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam, Netherlands. It is devoted to presenting art, minerals, and manufactured items that fluoresce under ultraviolet light. It opened on April 19, 1999 and was the first museum devoted to fluorescence.
Amy Heaton | Apr 28, 2018
STAY AWAY!! Check out the owners disgusting replies to the negative reviews on trip advisor!! The museum and artwork itself might be very interesting, but we'll never know due to the owners messing us around. We booked to go here in April, 4 weeks ahead of the date. A week before our visit we found out that we'd booked to visit on the same day as a National Holiday, but the date was available and our confirmation had come through, and all our other bookings for that day had been honoured, so this one should have been too. When we arrived, we were very rudely told to 'go away, no way', by the owner's girlfriend, because it was impossible that we'd booked for that day, however we were stood there with our confirmation, clearly showing that we had been able to. We asked if we could reschedule but were told a flat out no. The woman then went to talk to her boyfriend, who at first tried to hide and avoid giving an explanation, and then very reluctantly came to the door. He straight up lied about sending a cancellation email the day before, and then told us that it was our fault and that we should have known it was closed. If the owners had sent us a cancellation email then it would have been fine. If they'd let us reschedule then that would have been okay. Even if they'd just been slightly apologetic about the situation it would have been understandable. But overall they were incredibly rude and absolutely would recommend staying away from this place to avoid the hassle. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME!!
rakel zetterlund | Apr 3, 2018
Small museum and a cozy visit. Went with 4 others and 3 more on the tour. Great chatting with the owners, super cool people. Totally worth a visit just to talk to them.
Mathilde Kennis | Apr 19, 2018
Very peculiar museum. I loved it. The owner is a very good speaker and has interesting stories!
Tate Baker | Mar 21, 2018
The most magical underground experience Amsterdam has to offer. You will not be disappointed. Come and experience the life work of a very interesting dude.
Tomer Sherf | Feb 6, 2018
Incredibly disappointed. My friends and I booked an appointment, took time out of our day to get there, and it was closed with no one answering the phone. I saw other people with similar reviews and wanted to believe it wouldn't happen to me.... And then it did. Beware if you book an appointment.
Matt Poland | Jun 12, 2018
They really need to do a deep clean on this place. May be cool if you’re sufficiently stoned?
Martin T Focazio | Jul 4, 2018
Don't Give Up If You Don't Get In the First Time, It's Well Worth the Effort Like some of the "one-star" reviewers, we experienced the abrupt last-minute cancellation of a reservation, which was both frustrating and disappointing, but we went ahead and booked a tour the next day, and it was well worth it. I think the challenge is that the place is called a "Museum" and people expect it to be like, well, a "museum" - you know, with staff, a lobby, and exhibit halls, a gift shop and over-priced food. That's not what this place is, at all. This tiny treasure is in just two rooms (living room and basement) of just another home on the street. It's not like they have a staff or anything like that, it's just two people and if something unexpected comes up, they may have to cancel the tour abruptly. It can be frustrating, but give them a second chance if you can. The exhibit itself is an incredible decades-long labor of love, perhaps even driven with some benign fanaticism, all coupled with a depth of knowledge about the science and art of fluorescing materials that may very well be unmatched by anyone on the planet. There is so much knowledge shared, and so many things to see stuffed into the tiny space. If you simply stop, put your phone down and listen to what the man is saying, and look at all of what they have put together in that tiny space, you'll learn so many new things. Go slowly - look on the walls - learn why rocks from New Jersey and Sweden share the same fluorescent properties, see the strange photo-reactive minerals, see things that glow in the dark and while you're there, take a few minutes to learn about the implications of creating and/or eating glow-in-the-dark animals. Explore the many tiny touches of the glowing cave-mountain thing they built. Look in all of the various displays. This was definitely one my favorite stops in Amsterdam, and my whole family enjoyed the place as well. Will definitely come back if my travels take me back to Amsterdam.
Anneli Xie | Jul 16, 2018
one-room museum with a mandatory 45min tour. definitely an interesting and different experience in comparison to the more traditional museums in amsterdam. owner has a lot of stories to tell and seems to know his stuff well. remember to reserve your spots online! space feels a little crammed (almost claustrophobic), but worth visiting for the experience!
Jaques Hagen | Jun 27, 2018
Made reservations to go like it tells you to. I showed up with six others who also reserved and nobody showed up. Was there from 2:45-3:30. Called and emailed but never got a response. In total 16 people were waiting outside but nobody showed up and we all left. Don’t waste your time.
rakel zetterlund | Jul 4, 2018
Small museum and a cozy visit. Went with 4 others and 3 more on the tour. Great chatting with the owners, super cool people who are open to telling you more about the art if you ask. Totally worth a visit just to talk to them.
Phoebe I | Jun 26, 2018
The owners are very knowledgeable and passionate about fluorescence, art and the related geology. A very good price to see the museum and the interactive part was fun! Friendly people.
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