John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s legendary ‘Bed-in for Peace’ at Hilton Amsterdam

Room 902

Exhibition: ´What happened in Room 902?’
 John Lennon and his new bride Yoko Ono chose the ´Free-state of Amsterdam´ for their honeymoon. For seven days the illustrious couple stayed in room 902 (now suite 702) of the Hilton Amsterdam, and with their Bed-in for Peace protest made a statement on world peace via interviews, music, drawings and slogans. The images of their now legendary stay went around the world.

Between the 22nd and 31st March 2019 Hilton Amsterdam will be hosting an exhibition commemorating John Lennon and Yoko Ono´s legendary Bed-in for Peace protest. In the spring of 1969 the famous Beatle and his brand new spouse wrote history with their campaign for world peace. 50 years later their message has lost none of its power.

Program

The exhibition will consist of fifty iconic images from that time, placed in the context of the era. In honor of the peace protest Hilton will be christening a new tulip, the ´Peace´ tulip, on the 28th March.

Throughout the ´Memorial Weekend´, 30th – 31st March, there will be a program of performances and a documentary showing, and it will also be possible to take a peek in the now famous John & Yoko Suite.

Location/opening time: Apollolaan 138, 1077 BG Amsterdam. The exhibition is free and will be open daily between 10.00 – 20.00 hours.

Photo: Nico Koster/MAI