Our movement did not start with a bang, but a beat.
From Amsterdam to Tokyo and London to Chicago… Electronic dance music culture is all around. Here at Our House, we aim to tell the journey of the music genre from a rebellious underground community evolving into a global cultural phenomenon through a variety of (interactive) exhibits and installations.
The History Masterclass
Explore the roots of electronic music and learn about its journey through the eyes of some of its creators: DJ-producers Kevin Saunderson, Carl Cox, Armin van Buuren, Diplo, and Charlotte de Witte. These five icons will take you on a musical journey spanning over four decades of electronic dance music - starting with the days of disco and the warehouses of Chicago, to the multi-million-dollar industry it has become today.
The Culture's Art
In the early years of electronic music events, the industry used cassette tapes, phone booths, stickers, and flyers to take each party to the next level. Our House has a unique collection of club, festival, and artist flyers spanning over 40 years of dance culture as part of our permanent collection on display.
Our flyer collection is curated by artists Frank Burghout (Voutloos) and Chelsea-Louise Berlin. Both influential artists have helped shape the creative industry that’s fuelled dance culture. Each flyer is accompanied by an iconic track of that event, taking you back to that momentous occasion.
Through The Lens
Renowned photographers Steve Eichner, Peter J. Walsh, Yvonne Witte, Rutger Geerling, and Dennis Bouman showcase their top pictures and highlight what was happening around them as they peered through the lens.
Memorabilia of well-known artists, producers, and performers such as Avicii, deadmau5, Daft Punk, Armin van Buuren, and many more, are showcased throughout the museum. Each invaluable piece has a unique story.
50 Iconic Festivals
Festivals are at the intersection of community and electronic music. They’re where you go to bond with fellow festival-goers over the shared passion of the artists, music, and vibe. At this interactive installation, you’ll engage with 50 iconic festivals from around the globe.
Worship The Beat
Acrylic installation by Joan An Beaudoin - This sacred altar symbolises the devotion humans feel for harmonic sounds. It’s an ode to music. The colored layers in the artwork are a metaphor for the layers on which music is built. It is a token of gratitude for the love and togetherness that music offers us.