The MoCo Museum, also known as the Modern Contemporary Museum Amsterdam, is a unique attraction that showcases exciting art from around the world. Works by famed street artist Banksy are the main draw for visitors but the museum houses many other celebrated works of art. The MoCo Museum sets itself apart with its focus on displaying modernist and postmodernist works by artists like Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Located between Amsterdam’s two most famous museums - the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum - the MoCo Museum opened in 2016 and has collaborated with some of the biggest artists. These include Banksy, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Yayoi Kusama, Andy Warhol, JR, KAWS, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons, and more. The museum’s marvelous, unique art and premium location make it a must-visit when you visit the “Venice of the North”
Why Visit MoCo Museum?
Making an impression in a city that is brimming with historical and cultural landmarks can be quite tough. The MoCo Museum has always held its own in the popular Museumplein area of Amsterdam. The small museum is housed in a historical villa named Villa Alsberg - a townhouse designed in 1904. Organizers have made an effort to maintain the mansion in all its glory over the years.
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Q. When is the best time to visit the MoCo Museum?
A. Fridays and weekends at the museum can get pretty crowded since Banksy enthusiasts, tourists and locals are all likely to visit.
Q. What are the facilities available at the museum?
A. The MoCo Museum is located in the historical Villa Alsberg and there are stairs for visitors to climb. Unfortunately, since the villa is old there are no wheelchair facilities or lifts available.
Q. Are there guided tours available?
A. Visitors can get an audio guide in English or Dutch at the museum.
Q. What city passes or cards give access to the museum?
A. Stadspas and an IAmsterdam card are valid to use at the museum. Since this is a privately-owned museum, passes such as the Museumkaart and ICOM card are not valid.
Q. Are pets allowed inside the museum?
A. No. Only service dogs with proper harnesses are allowed inside.
Q. Can I take pictures of the art on display?
Yes. Photography is allowed inside the MoCo Museum but flash photography to be prohibited.
Q. Is booking an online ticket worth it?
A. Yes. Booking an online ticket allows visitors to avoid long ticketing lines, sometimes in the rain. Online booking could also provide discounts.
Q. Can I store my suitcase/bag during my visit?
A. Unfortunately, the cloakroom is tiny at the MoCo Museum so large bags and suitcases cannot be held during the visit.
Q. How long does it take to explore the museum?
A. It should take around an hour to walk through the museum and around 2 hours if you really want to stop and indulge in every single exhibit.
Q. What if I arrive earlier or later than the time stated on my ticket?
A. The museum guarantees entry within a half-hour margin around the starting time mentioned on the ticket. There is no guaranteed entry outside this time frame.