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Uncover the rich history of the Stedelijk Museum: Amsterdam’s Municipal Museum since its inauguration on September 14, 1895. This collaborative effort between the municipal government and private individuals resulted in a Dutch Neo-Renaissance architectural gem, crafted by Adriaan Willem Weissman. Initiated in 1850 as part of a modernization project, the design was significantly influenced by Sophia Adriana de Bruyn in 1890. The museum, a testament to her passion, was built to house de Bruyn’s art collection, donated to the city alongside substantial funds through the VVHK (Society for the formation of a public collection of contemporary art), established in 1874.

Experience the Stedelijk Museum, a unique haven for contemporary art and design in Amsterdam. Home to the Dutch National Museum of Modern Art, it proudly hosts one of the world’s most extensive modern art collections. Despite a substantial drop in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with 268,000 visits (compared to 670,000 in 2019), the tide has turned, and visitor numbers soared last year. To avoid queues at the Amsterdam City Museum, secure your fast-track entry with skip-the-line tickets.

Explore the expansive 9,000m² display space, housing a remarkable 90,000 artworks. Delight in the permanent collection featuring works by iconic 19th- and 20th-century painters, including Monet, Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, and Lichtenstein. Immerse yourself in Mondrian and Kandinsky abstracts, a unique collection of 29 works by avant-garde painter Casimir Malevich, and much more.

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Discover the Highlights of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: Uncover the Best of Contemporary Art

Immerse yourself in the artistic wonders of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, home to the Dutch National Museum of Modern Art. Explore a world-class collection boasting iconic works by Monet, Picasso, Chagall, Warhol, and Lichtenstein, making it one of the globe’s premier modern art destinations. Delight in Mondrian and Kandinsky abstracts, a unique collection of 29 avant-garde works by Casimir Malevich, and much more within the expansive 9,000m² display space featuring a staggering 90,000 artworks. Skip the lines and fast-track your entry with our convenient skip-the-line tickets to make the most of your visit. Don’t miss the current exhibitions as you can see here.

Opening Hours & Best Time to visit Stedelijk (City) Museum Amsterdam

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 (City) Museum Amsterdam

  • Bus

    Busses From Schiphol Amsterdam Airport: bus 197 (Rijksmuseum bus stop)

  • Car

    Navigate to Museumstraat 10, Amsterdam. There is a supervised car park beneath Museumplein (Q-Park, Van Baerlestraat 33b, entrance near the Concertgebouw).

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