Stedelejk Museum

Stedelejk Museum Amsterdam museums

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam presents a unique and one of the largest collections of all areas of contemporary art. The works of art exhibited here are controversial among amateurs and professionals alike.


The Stedelijk or Amsterdam City Museum opened in 1895 as a museum of the history of the Dutch capital. The exposition, exhibited at the end of the 19th century, was quite traditional - antique furniture as an independent exhibit, as well as part of the reconstructed everyday life of city residents, silver jewelry, coins, weapons. The most curious part was the part recreating the ancient pharmacy, with many unique jars, vials and other devices of a medieval pharmacist or pharmacist.

But in the 20-40s, part of the collection had to be transferred to other museums. The focus was on modern French and Dutch art, which was in keeping with the spirit of the time and the style (neo-Renaissance) of the building itself.

From the beginning of the 1930s until 1972 (before the move to a separate building) the museum stored some of Van Gogh's works. After the Stedelijk's walls were abandoned in the 70s, all objects of direct historical significance and value left, it was decided to act as Amsterdam's first museum of contemporary art.

In 2004 it was necessary to carry out restoration work. The building was not only repaired, but also provided with modern systems to maintain certain climatic conditions, a project was developed and implemented, which allowed to increase the area and, consequently, the exposure of the museum. Major reconstruction took 8 years. Now the area of the museum is 8 thousand square meters.

The new wing resembles a huge tub with wide edges that allow you to avoid getting wet in the rain while standing in line.


To look at the unique works of the masters of new trends of the twentieth century and representatives of the most modern schools, annually attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world.


The main part of the exhibition is the work of representatives:

  • Classical modernism - Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Cézanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Matisse, Claude Monet and of course Pablo Picasso.
  • Theo van Duysburg, Piet Mondrian, Gerrit Rietveld.
  • And the famous COBRA - Kazimir Malevich.

A lot of expressionist works, mostly German, representatives of pop-art (priority is given to Americans), you can also see the best in minimalism, neoplasticism, video art. There are also a lot of photographs, drawings and unusual design trends.

The museum constantly hosts themed exhibitions, which are regularly updated and make the museum movable and dynamic.

Practical information


  • Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Official site:

Opening hours

  • Daily from 10.00 to 18.00
  • Fri 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • For schools from 9:00 a.m.

Ticket price

  • For adults = 15 euros.
  • For students (under 29 years old) = 7.5 euros.
  • Children under 18 years of age = free of charge

By cards:

Free admission.

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