The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is Amsterdam’s museum of modern art. The museum is located at Museum Square, along with the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and Moco Museum. There is a large collection of contemporary art and design from the 20th and 21th century. The building itself consist of the old building, dating back to 1895 and a modern wing shaped like a huge smooth-white bathtub, opened in 2012.
Amsterdam’s modern art museum: Stedelijk Museum
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam started to actively buy art from the 1930s onwards, creating the biggest collection of modern and contemporary art in The Netherlands. Objects include textiles, ceramics, posters, furniture, photography, paintings and sculptures.
Kandinksy, Warhol, Willem de Kooning
The Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum has gathered a truly impressive modern art collection. The Amsterdam museum of modern art, the Stedelijk, has works from artists like Kandisky, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cézanne, Chagall, Marlene Dumas, Kandinsky, Edward Kienholz, Jeff Koons, Malevich, Picasso, Pollock and many Dutch artists like Willem de Kooning, Karel Appel, Gerrit Rietveld and Mondrian.
Since 2017, this impressive collection of iconic works is on show at all times. The permanent collection of Amsterdam’s modern art museum: Stedelijk Museum is STEDELIJK BASE. It features around 700 pieces, grouped around an art movement from the past, like De Stijl, Bauhaus, CoBrA, popart and Abstract Expressionism, a social theme and influential artists. About 70% of the space in the museum is dedicated to the BASE collection. It is located on the ground floor of the building. The experimental presentation offers an accessible way to discover art and design from 1880 to the present.
Temporary exhibitions at Amsterdam modern art museum
The museum also offers temporary exhibitions. Check out the Amsterdam exhibition calendar for the current art exhibitions.
In 2012 the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam was extended with a large new wing, a rather controversial creation by Mels Crouwel of the Dutch company Benthem Crouwel Architects. The museum had been closed from 2004 and reopened after many delays in 2012. A long wait for everyone. The design is also called the bathtub.
Restaurant free to visit
The souvenir shop, entrance and the restaurant are open for the public without a ticket. The restaurant is open 7 days a week from 830 in the morning till midnight. Outside you can see Richard Serra’s extraordinary 11.5-meter-high steel sculpture Sight Point.
Opening times Stedelijk Museum
The Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum is open every day from 10.00 am till 6.00 pm. On Friday you can visit the Amsterdam modern art museum until 10 pm (22.00 hours).
Entrance tickets Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Normal entrance to the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is €15. Students are €7,50.
Skip the line and buy online tickets to the Amsterdam’s modern art museum: Stedelijk Museum.
Check out the Amsterdam exhibition calendar for current art exhibitions.