Amsterdam Sights
Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum

Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

Amsterdam's answer to MoMA or the Tate Modern, the Stedelijk Museum houses the largest collection of modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands. The collection contains art objects dating from the 19th century to the present. The old part of the museum houses the permanent collection, consisting of visual art with works from Karel Appel, Marc Chagall, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, and Andy Warhol.

Renovation and expansion

The new Stedelijk consists of a historic building from 1895 and a new wing designed by the Dutch architect Mels Crouwel. With a brand new wing, the Stedelijk now has more space than ever to show its famous collection of modern and contemporary art and its renowned and influential exhibitions.

Stedelijk Museum
The new controversial wing of the Stedelijk Museum at the Museumplein. Photo: John Lewis Marshall

The innovative design also re-orients the entire museum to face onto Amsterdam's Museumplein (Museum Square), activating a vital public space that is shared by the Stedelijk and its neighbors: the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Concertgebouw.

How to get there?

By tram: 2, 3, 5 or 12 stop Van Baerlestraat.
By car: nearest car park Museumplein

More impressions

Femme nue devant le jardin (Pablo Picasso, 1956)

Droom van Apollinaire (Lucebert, 1972)

Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij

Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij

Photo: Gert-Jan van Rooij

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Stedelijk Museum

Museumplein 10
(Museum Quarter)

official website

Opening hours

Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00


€ 15 (adults)
€ 7.50 (students)
free (0-18 years)

Tip for visitors

visit the museum from 9 am to 11 am or after 3 pm


Rabbi met wetsrol
(Marc Chagall, 1930)