On the 1st of November this year, Amsterdam’s Museums will keep their doors open for the fifteenth edition of Museumnacht, a special event that allows people to visit multiple museums throughout the night and into the early hours of the morning. The event organized by N8 allows anyone to visit up to 50 museums and attend some 250 events including workshops, concerts, special tours and performances.
Oude Kerk has become the traditional opening port for Museumnacht with this year being no different. Special guest Jett Rebel will be kicking off the event with a musical performance giving visitors an exclusive preview of the upcoming tour for his new album ‘Hits for Kids’.
Nieuwe Kerk will have a display of 19th century African masks and sculptures from the Ivory Coast. Not only that they will also have African Poetry, DJs, African fashion and an opportunity to paint your own mask.
The Portuguese Synagogue is open on Museumnacht for ‘Everything you always wanted to know about Judaism (but were afraid to ask)’. Why do Orthodox Jewish people not eat red M&M’s? Why do women not sing in the Synagogue? All your questions and curiousness can be answered at the Portuguese Synagogue.
At De Appel Arts Center it’s all about the sixties. Once a mecca and spiritual center for hippies, during Museumnacht Appel goes back to its roots. Liquid slides, light projections and disco balls see De Appel transform into a visual trip. Meditation, music, art, sauna and more will have you leaving the building reborn.
Foam Photography Museum offers a look at its interesting exhibition ‘Close Surrounding’ by Swedish photographer JH Engström with The Future and Japanese Sound artist presenting a soundscape and light installation to guide you through the exhibition.
The Stedelijk Museum is holding many events including tours, workshops and music. The museum also is a selling point for the Art Sells Necklaces as seen on the Museumnacht posters and decals designed by Morrison Schiffmacher.
There will also be lots of food and drink available such as the Burgerbar Stalpaert and the Dutch weed burger at Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Aperitvo at CBK Amsterdam, Food Art with creative Chef Jasper at the Hermitage and more.
Tickets are €18,50 and give you access to 50 museums with free use of GVB transport with trams and buses and free use of the shuttle bus between Museumplein and Heesterveld. If you don’t quite feel like calling it a night at 2.00 you can attend many after parties at Melkweg, Bitterzoet, Club NYX, Paradiso, OT3O1, Club Up and Volkshotel.
Museumnacht will take place on the 1st of November. Museums will be open from 19.00 until 2.00. For more information on programs and ticket purchases visit the website at www.museumnachtamsterdam.nl