The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is a place where everyone can discover and appreciate modern and contemporary art and design, whether you're an art enthusiast or a newcomer to the art scene, it is an absolute must see.

 

The spectacular building, accompanied by the new extension, are located on the Museumplein and have become icons in their own right. Containing one of the worlds most talked-about collections which includes 90,000 objects from 187 until present, including exhibitions and publications that reflect the compelling insights into today's world. You'll leave the museum inspired, educated and enriched, a great day out for the whole family.

If you'd like to find out more information for yourself why not take part in the audiotour, it's available on entrance and contains six different languages - English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.

Did you know:

  • The Dutch Neo-Renaissance style museum building was designed by Dutch architect Adriaan Willem Weissman
  • The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam took part in extensive renovations and reopened in 2012, the new wing bought the museum bang up to date with its modern and futuristic design, created by Benthem Crouwel Architects. It is known as 'the bathtub' due to its white porcelain style surface and distinctive shape.
  • It's the largest Dutch Museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design
  • A vandal named Van Bladeren was sentenced to 8 months in prison in 1986 for cutting the painting by Barnett Newman 'Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue' with a knife. In 1997 he committed the same crime to another one of Barnetts paintings called ' Cathedra'. He pleaded insanity and wasn't imprisoned, but was permanently banned from the museum.
  • The museum collection consists of around 90,000 objects, all collected since 1874
  • The Van Gogh paintings that were kept here were transferred over to the Vincent Van Gogh Museum upon its opening

Things to see:

Guided Tours

  • Whether you're new to the world of art and design or you'd simply like to learn more about a particular artist's design process, you'll be sure to get a good introductory insight and gain a new fresh perspective
  • The Collection found in the Stedelijk Base is a permant installation that provides you with 700 highlights in art and design from 1880 to present day, whereas if you'd like to delve a little deeper into a specifc exhibition and learn more about the artist itself aswell as their work then the Exhibition Tour is the one for you. Check the website for up and coming exhibitions around the time you plan to visit.

The Collection - Stedelijk Base

  • Including iconic figures such as Kazimir Malevich, Nola Hatterman, Yayoi Kusama, Roy Lichtenstein and many more, the Stedelijk Base is the permanent installation occupying the new wing of the musesum. It is a great way to get be introduced to the history of mordern art and design, ranging from the origins of abstraction, industrial design to contemporary 3D objects. You'll be exposed to various disciplines such as the traditional painting to furniture, photography, installations, jewelry, sculptures, video art, everyday objects, accessories, drawings, posters, and interiors.

The Library

  • If there is a significant artist or art movement you're particually interested in or you'd like to do a bit of research you can find a large number of books and archive material, its also a good pit stop form all the walking around

Temporary Exhibitions

  • Dependant on when you're planning your visit exhibitions are held all year round, from installations to paintings, photography, drawings, just to name a few. Find the exhibitions you're interested in by theme - Contemporary, 100 years De Stijl, Institutional History, The Russion Revolution and Migration

Events

  • Be sure to check what events you can take part in when you visit, the programme is regularly enrisched with special guest speakers, lectures, workshops, yearly festivals and symposiams. The diverse itiniary means there is something for everyone.

How to get there:

Tram:

3, 5, 12 Van Baerlestraat

Bus:

From Amsterdam Centraal Station

  • Bus 170 (direction Uithoorn, Amstelplein)
  • Bus 172 (direction Kudelstaart), stops Hobbemastraat or Museumplein

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Address:

Museumplein 10 1071 DJ Amsterdam

Telephone:

003120 - 5732911

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