Spirit of Cobra

Behind the original

The Cobra Museum in Amstelveen displays works of art by members of the Cobra movement. With artists such as Karel Appel, Constant and Corneille, the Cobra movement is known for its colorful and fanciful style, where the painters often applied experimental techniques and materials.

Enjoy the permanent collection or discover national and international artists and art styles during the many temporary exhibitions.

Aziz Bekkaoui

For this Original we used a collection piece from Aziz Bekkaoui's Ben Cobra exhibition.

For this exhibition, the well-known designer, artist and guest curator Aziz Bekkaoui invited a diverse group of more than 25 special, colourful, pioneering, outspoken creative or otherwise striking individuals: from the children's mayor of Amsterdam Ilias Admi to the choreographer Uri Eugenio, from the chairman Supervisory Board University of Amsterdam Marise Voskens to the writer Arnon Grunberg.

By linking these contemporary non-conformists to the museum collection, he shows that Cobra's quest for hope, the urge for absolute freedom, spontaneous expression and social and artistic innovation are still as important today as they were then.

The Cobra Museum of Modern Arts

The Cobra Museum of Modern Art Amstelveen presents and manages its own collection, presents national and international exhibitions of 20th-century and contemporary art and offers a wide range of public activities for 'education and entertainment' for the residents of Amstelveen, the inhabitants of the Metropolis. Amsterdam region, of all Dutch and international visitors.


There are now 4 different exhibitions to visit in the Cobra Museum

1. The Other Story, untill 18 September 2022

2. Korda: Cuba, Che, Glamour, untill 25 June 2022

3. Cobra and North Africa, untill 20 November 2022

4. Humanities End as a New Beginning, untill 19 June 2022

Drop by!

Sandbergplein 1, 1181 ZX Amstelveen


Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 – 17:00