Moco Museum – The Best of Banksy & Co. in Amsterdam

The Moco is a small but fine museum for modern and contemporary art in Amsterdam. Currently there are exhibitions of the street art artist Banksy and Daniel Arsham. 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.

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.

Truck designed by Banksy - Photo: © Sergey Rudavin

Entrance area of the Moco Museum - Photo: Franklin Heijnen – CC

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

Read on and find out how to get to the Moco Museum and which exhibitions are currently being held there.

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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".

Current Exhibitions - Banksy and Daniel Arsham

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.

Tip - Daniel Arsham – Connecting Time

Daniel Arsham will be a guest at the Moco until 30 September 2019. The New Yorker's works impress with their cracking colours and clear forms. Space-filling installations spontaneously transport you into another reality - and that reality is quite strange. The Moco Museum is the first museum in the Netherlands to present his works.

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.

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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