Amsterdam has many places to visit. One of the first attractions for many tourists are the museums like the Moco Museum. Its works such as “Gummy Bear” by WhIsBe and “Freaky Mouse” by Fidia make it an ideal choice for those looking for young, fun and rebellious art. This Amsterdam museum is located in the busy Museumplein square. It was opened to the public in 2016 by Lionel and Kim Logchies, owners of the Lionel Gallery in Amsterdam. Despite its young age, the Moco Museum has managed to stand out as a cutting-edge museum. Its constantly rotating works capture the attention of its visitors every year. It is an Amsterdam museum where you can never get bored and where there will always be something new to see. It is an excellent choice to start your trip in Amsterdam.
The lights that illuminate the city at night
If you are one of those who like to admire well-lit spaces at night, here we are going to mention some worthwhile options. Let’s start with the Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug). This bridge stands out among the almost 1,250 bridges in the city. Built in wood over the Amstel river, it is located in Kerkstraat between the Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals. It can only be crossed by cyclists and pedestrians. It is illuminated at night with more than 1,000 lamps that reflect their light on the river creating a landscape worthy of such an artistic city. Get your camera ready for your best selfie. A curious fact: This bridge was built in the 17th century and has been rebuilt 3 times, in 1871, 1934 and 1969.
Amsterdam Light Festival
This festival takes place from late November to mid-January. During these dates, the nights of Amsterdam are darker and become the perfect canvas for a series of artworks that illuminate the city. To enjoy them, you just have to walk around the city while you enjoy the luminous effects on rivers or buildings. Keep in mind that these artworks only light up between 1700 and 2300. You will have enough time to admire them all in one night. And you can always repeat the visit as many nights as you wish. There are even boat tours that allow you to enjoy the illumination from the comfort of the river. There is no excuse to miss this majestic spectacle. Illuminate your next trip to Amsterdam with these and other options the city has to offer.