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Go on a whimsical adventure to the Upside Down Amsterdam Museum

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The Upside Down Amsterdam is an exciting museum, where reality defies gravity. This one-of-a-kind attraction invites you to explore a whimsical world turned topsy-turvy, where floors become ceilings, and the ordinary transforms into the extraordinary. Get ready to experience art, creativity, and imagination like never before in this unreal environment.

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The Upside Down Amsterdam - In A Nutshell


Handy information

⏰ Suggested Duration:1 hour
☀️ Best Time to Visit:9:30 AM
? Must See:The Pool
? 25% Discount - Amsterdam Card€60
? Closest Subway RAI

Must-see

Royal Room
The Pool
Dutch Design Rooms
Pink Private Jet

Things to know

Opened in: 2020
Size: 1500 sq m
Number of Rooms/Installations: 25
Museum Type: Illusion

Opening Hours And Address

Sunday to Friday - 9:30 AM to 9 PM
Saturday - 9:30 AM to 10 PM


Address: Europaboulevard 5, 1079 PC Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Why Is The Upside Down Amsterdam Worth Visiting?


  • You get to capture gravity-defying moments against mesmerizing backdrops, creating shareable memories.
  • Witness a fusion of art and architecture, showcasing the innovative talents of artists who've turned the ordinary into the extraordinary.
  • Engage with hands-on installations that challenge your perception and encourage playfulness.
  • It's family friendly. Perfect for all ages, the museum offers a delightful outing that sparks curiosity and laughter for everyone.
  • Elevate your Instagram game with an array of eye-catching visuals that will leave your followers in awe.

The Upside Down Amsterdam Tickets


With the Amsterdam City Card, you can get a flat 25% off at The Upside Down Amsterdam. Along with that, you also get free entry into 65 museums and attractions!

Top Highlights Of The Upside Down Amsterdam


1Royal Room

The Royal Room at The Upside Down Amsterdam beckons with regal allure. Step into an opulent realm where chandeliers dangle from the "floor" and lavish furnishings defy gravity. This upside-down chamber redefines elegance and astonishment, offering a glimpse into a world turned enchantingly topsy-turvy.

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2The Pool

The Upside Down Amsterdam also boasts a pool adorned with countless balls, ready for leaps of joy. However, this isn't your typical ball pit. The pool showcases an impressive 3-kilometer stretch of LED lighting, complemented by an array of 81,286 transparent balls. Guests can personalize the pool's color ambiance by voicing their preferred hue through a microphone, allowing enchantment to unfold effortlessly.

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3 Dutch Design Room

Explore the Dutch Design haven at The Upside Down Amsterdam. Immerse yourself in a world where minimalist elegance collides with innovation. Discover iconic Dutch creations while surrounded by quirky, avant-garde designs that pay homage to the nation's rich artistic heritage. Experience Dutch Design like never before in this enchanting space.

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4Licor43

The Upside Down Amsterdam thrives on collaborative ventures, believing that unity enhances experiences. The Licor43 Chocolate bar beckons within Candyland, transcending mere inversion with a 90-degree speak-easy twist. You can ascend walls and tables for an immersive adventure. Following the escapade, the café welcomes adults (18+) to savor the novel Licor43 Chocolate creation.

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5Pink Private Jet

The Upside Down Amsterdam introduces you to the New Dutch concept. Notably, the Netherlands holds a significant aviation legacy, boasting pioneering airline history. While commercial aviation has become commonplace, the epitome of luxury remains private jet travel. The Pink Private Jet experience allows everyone, not just celebrities or the wealthy, to indulge in a taste of opulence.

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6The Mondriaan room

Step into The Mondriaan room at The Upside Down Amsterdam for an immersion into modern art. Inspired by renowned artist Piet Mondriaan, this space captures his innovative spirit. Known for pioneering modern art with his iconic colorful squares and lines, Mondriaan's journey wasn't smooth; he faced rejection due to his departure from traditional drawing.

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Best Time To Visit The Upside Down Amsterdam


The best time to experience The Upside Down Amsterdam is during weekdays, especially in the mid-morning hours. Arriving early offers the advantage of smaller crowds, allowing you to fully engage with the imaginative exhibits and capture remarkable photos without the hustle and bustle. Spring and fall seasons are ideal for comfortable weather. Additionally, consider weekdays to avoid peak tourist times and enjoy a more intimate encounter with the captivating installations. Remember to book an Amsterdam City Card instead of buying tickets, for a 25% discount.

Additionally you can learn more about the Best Time to Visit Amsterdam.

The Upside Down Amsterdam Timings


  • Sunday to Friday - 9:30 AM to 9 PM
  • Saturday - 9:30 AM to 10 PM

Getting There


  • By Car: The closest parking lot is APCOA Parking Flow.
  • By Bus: 62 and N84
    Nearest Stop: Amsterdam, Europaplein
  • By Tram: 4 and 12
    Nearest Stop: Amsterdam, Europaplein
  • By Metro: 50 and 51
    Nearest Stop: RAI

Insider Tips to Visiting The Upside Down Amsterdam


  • Instead of buying a separate ticket, get the Amsterdam City Card and get a 25% discount at The Upside Down Amsterdam.
  • Opt for morning hours on weekdays for a quieter experience and better photo opportunities before the crowds arrive.
  • Bring a fully charged camera or smartphone to capture the upside-down magic at every turn.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and shoes as you'll be walking through imaginative exhibits and possibly climbing walls.
  • Interact with the exhibits respectfully, following guidelines and avoiding rough handling.
  • Take your time to immerse in each room, enjoying the intricate details and creative design.

Restaurants Nearby


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Selva

Go on a culinary expedition through Latin America at Selva Restaurant, where a medley of tastes from Mexico, Peru, and Brazil harmonize. Indulge in an exploration of flavors, from zesty ceviche and succulent grilled meats to intriguing vegetarian and vegan creations that promise an unforgettable dining odyssey.
Distance from The Upside Down Amsterdam: 550 m

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Vermaz Delicatessen en Wijn

Vermaz Delicatessen en Wijn invites you to savor delectable cheeses, charcuterie, and enticing vegetarian platters, expertly paired with complementing wines. Indulge in a delightful coffee experience or grab a mouthwatering sandwich to enjoy on-the-go.
Distance from The Upside Down Amsterdam: 280 m

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De Uitsmijter

De Uitsmijter offers a delightful breakfast experience, featuring choices like ham and cheese omelette or the popular salmon omelette, cherished by patrons. During the workday, Zuidas provides a convenient spot for a swift lunch break, or guests can relish a barista-crafted coffee for a refreshing pause.
Distance from The Upside Down Amsterdam: 290 m

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Kreeftenbar

Situated at Europaboulevard 7, facing the renowned RAI and just 3 km from Amsterdam's heart, Kreeftenbar Amsterdam offers delectable lobsters, flavorful sushi, and an array of culinary delights in a prime location.
Distance from The Upside Down Amsterdam: 400 m

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FAQs


What is The Upside Down Amsterdam?

The Upside Down Amsterdam is a captivating and immersive museum that reimagines the concept of gravity, inviting visitors to explore rooms and exhibits where everything appears to be turned upside down.

Can I visit The Upside Down Amsterdam with children?

Absolutely! The Upside Down Amsterdam offers a family-friendly experience suitable for all ages. Children will be amazed by the creative exhibits and interactive installations.

Is photography allowed at The Upside Down Amsterdam?

Yes, photography is encouraged! Feel free to capture your surreal adventure and share your experience with friends and family.

How long can I stay at The Upside Down Amsterdam?

While there are timed entries, you can stay for as long as you like at The Upside Down Amsterdam.

Is The Upside Down Amsterdam wheelchair accessible?

Yes, they are wheelchair friendly. There is an elevator available and almost all the rooms are accessible.

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