The Stedelijk Museum/Municipal Museum in Amsterdam opened on September 14, 1895, as a result of a collaboration between the municipal government and private persons. 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 significantly to the building’s construction in 1890. It was built to house de Bruyn’s collection of art and antiques, which she donated to the city along with a substantial sum of money, under the VVHK (Society for the formation of a public collection of contemporary art), which was founded in 1874.
The Municipal Museum is a unique contemporary art and design museum in Amsterdam. The number of visitors to this institution dropped dramatically in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. In total, the Stedelijk Museum received over 268 thousand visits in 2020, compared to around 670 thousand in 2019. However, the advice is to avoid waiting lines at the Amsterdam City Museum and enter faster with your skip the line tickets for this awesome city museum.
Highlights & Tips
- The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, which houses the Dutch National Museum of Modern Art, features one of the world’s most extensive modern art collections. The museum displays numerous modern masterpieces in addition to rotating temporary shows.
- The Stedelijk (Dutch for ‘municipal’) Museum’s permanent collection contains works by major 19th- and 20th-century painters. Monet, Picasso, and Chagall are among the artists represented, as well as Warhol and Lichtenstein’s Pop Art.
- There are also Mondrian and Kandinsky abstracts, as well as a one-of-a-kind collection of 29 works by prominent avant-garde painter Casimir Malevich and much more. There’s something for everyone in the 9,000m2 of display space, which houses a collection of 90,000 works of art.
- The terrace overlooking Amsterdam’s iconic Museumplein is the ideal place to unwind after a museum visit, enjoy a slice of cake and some nice drinks!
- Stedelijk BASE Collection – Before 1950. Ranging from the origins of abstraction and industrial design in the late 19th century to CoBrA, Stedelijk BASE is a perfect introduction to the history of modern art en design. Until August 7th 2022.
Skip The Line Ticket Prices Stedelijk Museum
Priority Access Tickets: €20
Skip The Line Tickets €20
Priority Tickets €20
Opening Hours & Best Time to Visit the Stedelijk Museum
Open 365 days a year from 10 am to 5:45 pm. Spring & summer promises tend to be extremely busy. As well as the tourists, many Dutch people will doubtless want to (re-)discover their national museum. The quietest times are likely to be weekdays, first thing in the morning (from 10am), or for the last two hours of the day (4pm-6pm). Winter will obviously be a quieter time, too.
How To Get To Stedelijk Museum?
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: From Central Station – Trams 2 and 16 (Rijksmuseum tram stop) From other Stations: Tram 12 (Museumplein tram stop). Busses From Schiphol Amsterdam Airport: bus 197 (Rijksmuseum bus stop)
Navigate to Museumstraat 10, Amsterdam. There is a supervised car park beneath Museumplein (Q-Park, Van Baerlestraat 33b, entrance near the Concertgebouw).
This activity is non-refundable