The 5 best art galleries in De Jordaan Amsterdam

Torch gallery

Lauriergracht 94

+31 (0)20 626 0284

When the late Adriaan van der Have founded TORCH gallery in 1984, he was one of the first to introduce contemporary photography as an art form in the Netherlands. TORCH hosts about eight exhibitions a year; past exhibitions feautured the work of Inez Lamsweerde, Anton Corbij, Viktor&Rolf, Takashi Murakami and Leni Riefenstahl.

Galerie Wouter Van Leeuwen

Hazenstraat 27

+31 (0)6 520 31 540

Tucked away the 'gallery alley' of De Jordaan lies Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen. For the past 14 years, Van Leeuwen has been promoting the work of young and established international photographers. The gallery specialises in contemporary photography, rangin from autonomous work to documentary photography. Past exhibitions included the work of Ellen von Unwerth, Paul Huf, Han Singels and Michael Wolf.

Galerie Ron Mandos

Prinsengracht 282

+31 (0)20 320 70 36

Step into this spacious gallery with white walls and high ceilings, and it's as if you've been transported to New York's Meatpacking District. Here, Ron mandos shows the work of up and coming contemporary artists. He is known for his annual exhibitions of the best work of Rijksacademie graduates. Mandos is also a staunch promoter of video art: in the past 13 years he has hosted at least 20 video art exhibitions.

Go Gallery

Prinsengracht 64

+31 (0)20 422 95 80

The owners Oscar van der Voorn and Farud Cambatta are devoted to promoting the work of graffiti and street artists, showing the work of Amsterdam based artists Ives.One, Kamp Seedorf, Zaira and Max Zorn. The GO gallery commissions art works for public spaces as well. Next door to their gallery you can see a massive mural made by duo The London Police.

Annet Gelink Gallery

Laurierstraat 187-189

+31(0)20 330 20 66


Since opening in 2000, Annet Gelink soon emerged as one of the leading forces on the contemporary art scene, participating in all major international art fairs such as Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach and Frieze Art Fair. Gelink also promotes the work of talented young artists such as Yael Bartana, David Maljkovic and Ryan Gander. A new gallery space next door showcases the archives of photographer Ed vand er Elsken.

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