No, this museum is not what you’re used to. In The Upside Down in Amsterdam, you are the portrait! Here you’ll take the most fun, beautiful, and hilarious photos for your Instagram. Or, of course, for your photo book… It’s a great activity to do with friends, but also as a date. However, it’s highly recommended to bring someone who knows how to take a great photo. Discover the Instagram museum, The Upside Down.
The museum features an exhibition space of no less than 1500 square meters! So you’ll have plenty to do for the “Perfect Shot”. There are 25 rooms where you can take your photos.
Our experience of the Instagram museum Upside Down
We (Regina & Jesper) had an amazing day at the Upside Down Museum in Amsterdam. Due to the Corona situation, you had to choose a time slot of one hour. We decided to go on a Monday at 2 pm. It was perfect because it was not crowded at all! You had all the time and space to explore all the rooms in peace, while outside, Corona can cause chaos.
Before you go to the rooms, you have to walk over a bridge. The surroundings turn, so you become completely disoriented, making it seem like you are falling off the bridge. Note: if you suffer from dizziness, it is not advisable to take the bridge. Then you enter the museum, and there are several stunning rooms. You start at the Royal Room and move on to the special aquarium, which is a mirror room with beautiful lights and jellyfish. Then you enter a dream room for photography lovers. Here you have a swing, a trampoline, and the famous swimming pool filled with 80 thousand balls! There were also props related to Christmas, such as a sleigh and the IT bike!
There was also a room in the shape of a wardrobe! Here were all kinds of crazy and cool outfits that you could try on and take a photo with in a real pink wardrobe.
Next, you walked into a mirror room where you could choose what to be portrayed on. Everything was now in Christmas style, so you could choose between snowflakes, fireworks, and a video clip of Mariah Carey (photo at the top of the page). This created a cool effect!
From here, you continued on to the Pink Magnum. It even smelled sweet in here! But it was so much fun to take a photo with the pink magnum!
The rooms that followed were also very fun! First, you entered an Upside Down bathroom, and then walked through a typical Amsterdam alley to the disco! And of course, everything was upside down here too. Even the DJ booth was hanging upside down. You could say that the DJ really turned the room upside down :). For some, it’s perfectly normal to go from the disco to the soccer field. The same applies in the Upside Down museum, because the next room is a real “soccer stadium” with authentic chants and soccer sounds! The next room is a Mondrian room. Completely decorated in Mondrian style!
After this room, you entered a big nightmare for many! A mirror maze. Walk carefully or you will definitely bump your head! The next room has a beautiful story. It is completely dedicated to the charity “The Forgotten Child”. The room is a dream for every child, with clouds and all sorts of fun toys, including two teddy bears that are 2 meters tall! After this, we reached the last room, a real street room full of graffiti!
We had an incredibly fun day, and this piece was also written with pleasure! We recommend it to everyone. The main entrance of the museum is located at Europaplein in Amsterdam, easily accessible by public transport and car. If you park at FlowParking and show your ticket at the museum’s front desk, you will get a 15% discount on your parking ticket. For more information, check the website.