Electric Ladyland

Jordaan & the West

The world's first museum of fluorescent art features owner Nick Padalino's psychedelic sculpture work on one side and cases of naturally luminescent rocks and manufactured glowing objects (money, government ID cards etc) on the other. Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and other trippy artists play on the stereo while Nick describes each item in the collection. His gallery-shop is upstairs.

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