Nieuws Archives - Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst

On May 24, the winners of the Naturally Amstelveen photo contest were festively announced. Together with the jury and Children’s Mayor Milanka, Alderman for City Promotion and Economic Affairs Adam Elzakalai presented the prizes. The winning and nominated photos are now on display at the Cobra Museum of Modern Art.

In the spring, when nature in Amstelveen is at its most beautiful, Visit Amstelveen organized the photo contest Natuurlijk Amstelveen in cooperation with Canon. More than 500 entries of nature photos, made during explorations through polders, parks and the Amsterdamse Bos, were received.

Alderman Adam Elzakalai emphasized the purpose of the contest: “With Visit Amstelveen, we wanted to draw attention to the beautiful nature of our city, so that both visitors and residents can enjoy it even more. The response was overwhelming with more than 500 entries and over 850 votes for the audience award. I am proud of the stunning photos of both the winners and nominees.”

The Winners
The winners from the categories ‘adults’ and ‘children up to 12 years’ were chosen by a professional jury consisting of Bas Meelker (landscape photographer), Tom Zwerver (producer nature education Amsterdamse Bos) and Moïsha Kruijer (collection manager Cobra Museum for Modern Art). In addition, two audience winners were chosen.

Winners Jury Prize:
Adults: Ditsy Kulk
Children up to 12 years of age: Anushree Prakash

Winners Audience Award:
Adults: Charlotte Brand
Children up to 12 years old: Arya Arici

Exhibition in the Cobra Museum
The exhibition takes place in the Voordrachtszaal of the Cobra Museum for Modern Art and can be seen until Sunday, June 16. On Wednesdays, the exhibition is free to visit for Amstelven residents.

Amstelveen En Plein Air 2024

Saturday 18 t/m Monday 20 May


The sunny weekend of Pentecost was all about Amstelveen En Plein Air.

During the weekend of May 18, 19 and 20, AmstellandKunst organized the event Amstelveen En Plein Air in cooperation with the Cobra Museum and Museum Jan.

On Saturday, artists were able to create art outdoors. Residents of Amstelveen (and beyond, of course) could follow the creative process and artistic progress.

On Sunday and Monday the created works were exhibited in the Cobra Museum. More than 80 works hung in a beautiful exhibition.

Road works A9

Friday 31 till Monday 3 June


Weekend closure A9 in both directions

During the weekend from Friday, May 31, 8 p.m. to Monday, June 3, 5 a.m., Rijkswaterstaat is replacing the bridge deck of the Schiphol Bridge. It is therefore necessary to close the A9 in two directions between the Holendrecht and Badhoevedorp junctions. During the closure, all intermediate exits and slip roads will also be closed to traffic, except for the slip road at Aalsmeer towards Schiphol. Traffic will be diverted via the A4, A10 and A2 during this period.

Apologies for the inconvenience!

Closed Café

Tuesday 21 till Wednesday 29 May


We are working in phases on a renovated museum café in the coming period. Due to work in the Cobra Café, the café will be closed on Tuesday May 21, Wednesday May 22, Tuesday May 28 and Wednesday May 29. In the intervening period the café will be open, but you will therefore see that the café is not yet ‘finished’. Of course you are welcome to enjoy a nice cup of coffee or tea with homemade sweets or a sandwich during this period.

Apologies for any inconvenience!


Today, in the last weekend of the exhibition Anton Corbijn – MOØDe, we festively welcomed the 50,000th visitor! Congratulations Cheri Nienkemper and Klaas Knol!

The exhibition is a great success and as many as 50,000 visitors have already visited the exhibition in Amstelveen. This afternoon Cheri and Klaas were festively welcomed by Anton Corbijn himself with flowers, a signed MOØDe photo book and an OOR magazine.

Come see the exhibition soon! The exhibition is open until Monday.

Last weekend Anton Corbijn – MOØDe

Saturday 18 till Monday 20 May


The exhibition Anton Corbijn – MOØDe is on view through Monday, May 20. The Whitsun weekend is dedicated to Anton Corbijn and therefore the Cobra Pakt Uit! weekend has been moved to Saturday, May 18 through Monday, May 20. On Whit Monday, May 20, the museum will be open an extra day!

The last chance to admire Corbijn’s +200 portraits in Amstelveen!

Photo: Stephan Vanfleteren

U2 in the museum!

Friday 3 May


We were pleasantly surprised this morning with the visit of Anton Corbijn, Bono, The Edge and Martin Garrix at the museum!

Before opening hours, they visited the exhibition Anton Corbijn – MOØDe. For years, U2 and Corbijn have been working together.

The exhibition Anton Corbijn – MOØDe features several portraits of Bono, The Edge and the rock band U2.

Presentation B Academy

Thursday 25 April


On Thursday 25 April, B Academy fashion students presented their work at the Cobra Museum. Inspired by Anton Corbijn’s exhibition, they designed and presented clothes at our museum.

Come and have a look! Their work and photos will be on display in the museum until the end of May!

B Academy
B Academy is the practical training institute for the creators of the future that prepares students to become professionals in the fashion, hair or make-up industry.


Today we welcomed the 40,000th visitor to the MOØDe exhibition in the museum!

Since December, we have had more than 40,000 visitors to the exhibition Anton Corbijn – MOØDe! Today, Ed and Joke were warmly welcomed by director Hedwig Verhoeven.

Hedwig about the exhibition: “𝘋𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘩𝘪𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘩𝘪𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘭 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺 20 𝘔𝘢𝘺.”

Anton Corbijn’s exhibition will be on display in Amstelveen for an extra week. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. On Pentecost Monday, 20 May, the museum will be open an extra day from 10am to 5pm!

Open on Whit Monday

Monday 20 May


On Monday 20 May, the museum will be open an extra day!
Come on Monday 20 May with your family and friends and get inspired by our exhibitions. The Cobra Café will be waiting for you with hot coffee, tea and fresh pastries.