Moco Museum – The Best of Banksy & Co. in Amsterdam
The Moco is a small but beautiful museum for modern and contemporary art in Amsterdam. Currently there are exhibitions of the street art artist Banksy and digital art by Studio Irma. Here you can find out everything about prices, opening hours and the red gummi bear in the garden.
The Moco Museum at the Alsberg Villa - Photo: © Bea Carcamo
Colorful and on point. At Moco, you'll find easily accessible works by the best artists of our time. Current exhibitions offer socio-critical art that inspires people to think. Even if you are generally not an art lover, you will love this museum.
Tip - Buy tickets in advance and skip the line
The line in front of the Moco Museum is almost always incredibly long. 2 hours waiting time is not uncommon. It is the least crowded between 9:00 and 11:00 in the morning and after 3 pm. In any case: buy tickets online and skip the line.
The Moco is located in the heart of Amsterdam, right by the Museumplein. In the neighborhood, you will also find the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the beautiful Vondelpark. Below you will find a map with directions.
- » Moco Museum at a glance - Opening hours, prices and tickets
- » How do I get to the Moco Museum? - Map with the best route
- » Current exhibitions - Banksy and Studio Irma
- » Conclusion - Is the Moco Museum worth a visit?
Let's start with the most important info: In the next part we reveal everything about opening hours, prices and tickets.
Tickets and opening hours - Moco Museum at a glance
Adults pay 23€ for a ticket. Teenagers from 7 to 17 years only 20€. Children under 7 can visit the Moco for free. Students pay only 20€.
Entrance area of the Moco Museum - Photo: Franklin Heijnen – CC
You can book tickets for the Moco Museum online or buy them directly at the entrance of the museum. To avoid waiting at the ticket office, it is recommended to book your tickets online before your visit.
Opening hours of the Moco Museum Amsterdam
The museum is open from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 20:00. Friday, Saturday and Sunday the Moco is even open until 21:00. You should plan about 2 hours for your visit.
Stay tuned - in the next part we'll tell you how to get to the museum and which exhibitions are currently running.
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How do I get to the Moco Museum in Amsterdam?
The Moco is located at the Museumplein, next to the famous Van Gogh Museum. The best way to get there is by foot, bicycle or tram.
Route to the Moco Museum - Click to activate
On foot: It is quite a walk from the main station to the Moco. It takes about 40 minutes. The route, in the picture above, is very beautiful and leads you over the three main canals.
By bike: If the 3.5 km are too far for you to walk, rent a bike at one of the many bike rental stations in Amsterdam.
By tram: You can reach the Moco Museum in just 20 minutes by tram. Trams 2 and 5 depart from the main station. Get off at the stop "Van Baerlestraat". Here you can buy discounted tram tickets.
Exciting sights in the surrounding area
If you're already here anyway and still have some time to spare, take a look around - the area around the Moco Museum is full of exciting highlights: Rijksmuseum, Leidseplein, Vondelpark - find out more under "Top Things to Do in Amsterdam".
Read on to find out how we liked it at the Moco Museum and what exhibitions are currently running there.
Current Exhibitions - Banksy and Studio Irma
Banksy was once a vandal in the streets of London, but today he is a respected artist. He is regarded as the most influential street artist of our time and has managed to keep his identity secret to this day.
Banksy at the Moco Museum - Photo: Franklin Heijnen – CC
The Moco exhibits around 50 of Banksy's most important works. It is not known whether the artist himself enjoys this. Banksy is known for his critical attitude towards the art market and the exhibition at the Moco has not been authorized by him. All paintings are from private collectors and have been loaned to the Moco Museum.
Girl with Balloon and Pulp Fiction - The top works at an exhibition
To sum up: The Banksy exhibition at the Moco is varied and beautifully designed. There is probably no better place at the moment to admire the art of the Englishman.
Current Exhibition - Digital Art by Studio Irma
The digital, immersive art exhibition by Studio Irma celebrates the concept of connection: By allowing ourselves to be inspired by empathy and compassion, we pave the way to a brighter future. Experience the boundless energy of art in "Reflecting Forward".
Studio Irma - Reflecting Forward - Photo: © Moco Museum
Upon entering the exhibition, you find yourself immersed in a sea of pulsating lights and colors. This futuristic vision challenges you to contemplate the future.
The illusion of infinity embraces you like an ocean of light
Dutch artist Studio Irma creates digital immersive artworks, spaces and experiences. With her multidisciplinary team and techniques such as augmented reality, video mapping and computer animation, she creates experiences that burn deep into your memory.
Tip - Buy tickets in advance and skip the line
To come back to the red gummi bear mentioned at the beginning: You should definitely check out the adventure garden. There you'll find exciting sculptures by Dali, Kaws and designer Marcel Wanders. The exhibition there is constantly changing.
Summary - Is the Moco Museum Worth a Visit?
Truck designed by Banksy - Photo: © Sergey Rudavin
Summing it up: The entrance fee is quite fair, and the Moco Museum is definitely worth a visit - not only for art fans. We particularly liked it because:
- The wonderful atmosphere in the old town villa
- The super friendly staff
- Top works of the current top artists
- The great outdoor area with many wonderful sculptures
That was our overview of the Moco Museum in Amsterdam. Have you already been there, or do you have any questions? Then write us a comment.
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