About Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, or simply the Stedelijk, is a museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. Adriaan Willem Weissman designed the 19th century structure, while Benthem Crouwel Architects created the 21st century wing with the current entrance. It is located in the municipality of Amsterdam South, near the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw. From the early twentieth century through the twenty-first century, the collection includes modern and contemporary art and design.


Vincent Van Gogh M, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Karel Appel, Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Marlene Dumas, Lucio Fontana, and Gilbert and Sullivan are among the artists included in the museum. Only in the early 1970s did the Stedelijk become exclusively a modern art museum.The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam now houses one of the world's most extensive collections of modern art.

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  • Stroll through various zones of the museum and marvel at a range of masterpieces created by renowned artists Marc Chagall, Yayoi Kusama, and Marlene Dumas

  • Know about the relationship between contemporary art and history & social influences as you roam around thematically organized exhibition

  • Learn about the most significant movements that shaped the modern art by listening some interesting narrations from the audio guide

  • Explore the famous Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and get a chance to see the wide collection of modern artwork

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  • To redeem your entrance ticket, there is no need to print your voucher, simply present your mobile voucher with the barcode displayed clearly for scanning.
  • All foreign nationals must share their passport and visa details at the time of arrival.
  • ID proof is mandatory for each individual guest at the time of arrival.
  • Food and drinks are not allowed inside the museum.
  • Please note that photos and videos may be taken for private use only. Tripods and professional cameras are not allowed inside.
  • Large bags and backpacks are not permitted inside the museum as they may cause damage to delicate artworks
  • The museum has lifts, special wheelchair lifts, and disabled toilets.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.
  • Smartphone tickets accepted
  • On the day of your visit, walk past the ticket desk and show your Tiqets' smartphone ticket. Don't forget to pick up your free audio guide!
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History of Stedelijk Museum


History of Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam opened on September 14, 1895, as a result of a collaboration between the municipal government and private entities. The museum building in the Dutch Neo-Renaissance style was created by Dutch architect Adriaan Willem Weissman as part of a modernization initiative initiated by local inhabitants in 1850.


Sophia Adriana de Bruyn contributed prominently to the building's structure in 1890. It was created to hold de Bruyn's collection of art and antiques, which she donated to the city together with a substantial quantity of money, under the Vereeniging tot het Vormen van een Verzameling van Hedendaagsche Kunst, which was established in 1874. 


The Van Eeghen family also contributed to the building costs and provided paintings from Christiaan Pieter van Eeghen's collection. Cornelis Baard was named curator of the Stedelijk in 1905 and rose to director of the museum in 1920. During his tenure as curator, the city began to amass its own modern art collection. In the first half of the 1930s, the Dutch Great Depression resulted in municipal cutbacks and an increased demand for policy evaluations.


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Collections at Stedelijk Museum

TOMORROW IS A DIFFERENT DAY. COLLECTION 1980 – NOW
TOMORROW IS A DIFFERENT DAY. COLLECTION 1980 – NOW

Tomorrow is a Different Day exhibition focuses on showcasing art and design pieces from the collection dating from 1980 to the present. The collection features works by renowned international artists and designers who are actively influencing and shaping the future. These artists and designers defy conventional norms and present unique viewpoints, challenging the established order and offering alternative perspectives. The exhibition includes works by El Anatsui, Steve McQueen, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marlene Dumas, Sheila Hicks, Harvey Bouterse, Remy Jungerman, and Danielle Dean.

YESTERDAY TODAY. COLLECTION UNTIL 1950
YESTERDAY TODAY. COLLECTION UNTIL 1950

Yesterday's Today exhibition presents a diverse range of art and design spanning the period from around 1880 to 1950. Featuring more than 300 artworks, the exhibition aims to challenge the notion of a singular art history by showcasing multiple perspectives. It delves into well-known artistic movements like the Amsterdam School, Functionalism, De Stijl, Bauhaus, CoBrA, and the avant-garde associated with Kazimir Malevich and Olga Rozanova. By juxtaposing renowned works with lesser-known highlights, the exhibition brings attention to alternative narratives. Notable artists whose works are included are Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Jan Ouwersloot, Jan Sluijters, Charley Toorop, Betsy Westendorp-Osieck, Max Ernst, George Grosz, Willem Sandberg, and Emmy Andriesse.

EVERYDAY, SOMEDAY, AND OTHER STORIES. COLLECTION 1950 – 1980
EVERYDAY, SOMEDAY, AND OTHER STORIES. COLLECTION 1950 – 1980

Everyday, Someday and Other Stories exhibition explores the development of art and design between the 1950s and 1980s. During this period, artists and designers embraced a time of progress and fresh opportunities. The era was marked by the rise of mass culture, pop culture, and consumerism, as well as a critical examination of established norms. Showcasing a mix of familiar and lesser-known works from the collection, the exhibition presents a range of stories from various perspectives, shedding new light on the Stedelijk collection. Artists such as Cindy Sherman, Quintus Jan Telting, Ron Flu, Carl Andre, Jan Dibbets, Robert Ryman, Jean Tinguely, Andy Warhol, and Corita Kent contribute to the diverse selection of works in the exhibition.

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  • Location - Museumplein 10 1071 DJ Amsterdam The Netherlands


  • Timings - Everyday, 10 AM to 6 PM


  • Best Time to Visit - It is advisable to visit the museum on Monday as the week kickstarts. You can also visit on Friday evenings around 6 p.m. which is considered as the next best time to visit the Stedelijk Museum. On Fridays, the Museum is open until 10 p.m., giving you four hours to explore modern art.


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Places to Visit Near Stedelijk Museum

Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh Museum

Located just a short walk from the Stedelijk Museum, the Van Gogh Museum houses the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh. Immerse yourself in the vibrant and expressive masterpieces of this iconic Dutch artist, exploring his life and artistic journey through an impressive collection of paintings, drawings, and personal artifacts.


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Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum

Situated adjacent to the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum is a national museum dedicated to Dutch art and history. It features an extensive collection of works from the Dutch Golden Age, including famous pieces such as Rembrandt's "The Night Watch." Discover centuries of Dutch culture and heritage as you explore the museum's vast galleries.


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Vondelpark
Vondelpark

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city by strolling through Vondelpark, Amsterdam's most famous urban park. Just a short distance from the Stedelijk Museum, this sprawling green oasis offers serene walking paths, lush lawns, charming ponds, and beautiful gardens. Relax, have a picnic, or simply enjoy the tranquility amidst nature.

Museumplein
Museumplein

Adjacent to the Stedelijk Museum, Museumplein is a vibrant square that serves as a cultural hub. In addition to the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, it is also home to the Stedelijk Museum itself. Enjoy the lively atmosphere, beautiful architecture, and the chance to visit multiple world-class museums in one location.

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