KochxBos Gallery in Amsterdam

Founded in 2005 by young and handsome couple Esther Koch and Hans Bos, this gallery shows artists of their own choice without declaring a defined artistic profile or program. But the intuition of the owners is perfect, so the KochxBos Gallery art exhibits are always interesting, focused on the new and exciting. Listed by The Guardian as one of the Top 10 Galleries in Amsterdam and awarded Critics Choice by Time Out Magazine, this gallery has a knack for surprise.

Kochxbos Gallery ArtGallery’s name

While for a foreign visitor the gallery’s name may seem exotic, for Amsterdam locals an ‘x’ is a familiar sign. There are three x'es in the Amsterdam coat of arms and in this city an ‘x’ appears everywhere. KochxBos is an Amsterdam way of saying Koch & Bos.

The artists of the gallery

The KochxBos Gallery opens each year 6 to 8 shows, and these are unique occasions to see the full presentation of one of their artists. You will find among them Canadian artist Ray Caesar (*1958) who creates his works using computers, although the result seems old fashioned, ironic and full of eroticism. Similar dreamlike world appears in the works by an Italian artists born and educated in San Marino - Nicoletta Ceccoli (*1973). Moreover, the KochxBos Gallery represents also a British fighting feminist artist Sarah Maple (*1985) and a French woman artist Ciou (*1981), Japanese Yoko d’Holbachie, American Korean Daniel Lim, American Chris Reccardi, Dutch artists _Harma Heikens, Peter Pontiac and Pepijn van de Nieuwendijk just to name the most important.

The feel

KochxBos Gallery ExhibitsAn interesting search for the new in contemporary art often between the recognized disciplines. The KochxBos Gallery presents computer artists, illustrators, animators, photographers, graphic designers. There is a sense of humor and a strong decorative element in most of them.


Wednesday through Saturday 1 P.M. - 6 P.M.

How to get there

Walking: The KochxBos Gallery is located in the Jordaan area, at the side street of Prinsengracht. From the Rijksmuseum - walk for 23 minutes along Prinsengracht direction Jordaan. Take left into Eerste Anjeliersdwarsstraat. The gallery will be at the first corner. The gallery is located within 5 minutes walk from the Anne Frank House and 15 minutes walk from the Central Station.
KochxBos BuildingPublic transport: Trams 13, 17 and 14: Step out on the Westermarkt stop, at the Westerkerk. Walk for 10 minutes.
Car: exit Amsterdam freeway ring A-10 at the exit 105. Drive straight on direction the Amsterdam centre. When in the Jordaan area find a street metered parking place at the Westerstraat! (€ 5 an hour). Walk to the gallery.


KochxBos Gallery in Amsterdam
Eerste Anjeliersdwarsstraat 36
1015 NR   Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20 6814567
Homepage: www.kochxbos.com

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