- Spend an enlightening day surrounded by modern art
- See works by Warhol, Kandinsky, Rodin, Matisse, Pollock and more
- Explore the regularly revolving temporary exhibitions
- Enter through the recently renovated 'bathtub' wing
Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum, the permanent home of the Dutch National Museum of Modern Art, has one of the richest modern art collections in the world. As well as regularly rotating temporary exhibitions, the museum houses many modern classics.
The permanent collection of the Stedelijk (Dutch for 'municipal') Museum includes works from leading lights of 19th- and 20th-century painting. Artists include Monet, Picasso and Chagall - as well as Pop Art from Warhol and Lichtenstein.
There are also abstracts by Mondrian and Kandinsky, a unique collection of 29 paintings by influential avant-garde painter Casimir Malevich, and a whole lot more. All of it housed in its unique modern-meets-neo-Renaissance facility, it's a perfect Amsterdam morning (or afternoon) for the art lover.
Enter the building through the recently completed ultra-modern 'bathtub' wing, and join the original 19th-century building - there's no better facility to experience modern-meets-contemporary art. With a collection of 90,000 works of art in its 9,000m2 of exhibition space, there's sure to be something for everyone.
It also has a great new restaurant, with a terrace that opens onto Amsterdam's famous Museumplein. It's the perfect spot to relax after your museum visit, enjoy a slice of cake, and repeatedly say to your companions, "Yes, the art was beautiful, but what does it mean?".
Jean Tinguely’s Machine Spectacle (1 Oct 2016 – 5 Mar 2017)
The excellent Stedelijk Museum is hosting a retrospective of the life and work of Jean Tinguely, a Swiss artist renowned for his kinetic art, that is, sculptures that move naturally or are automated. Although the name Tinguely might not ring any bells, some of his works literally do. More than a 100 mechanical sculptures, films, pictures and archive materials will be on display and this ticket includes access to this intriguing exhibition.
De Stijl (3 December - 21 May 2017)
The first edition of the monthly magazine De Stijl was published in 1917. This cutting-edge publication had a huge impact on the art world. This temporary exhibition, part of the 100th anniversary of De Stijl, reveals how the magazine's legacy still resonates today.
Camera in Love (4 February - 21 May 2017)
This exhibition offers a unique look into photographer and filmmaker Ed van der Elskens. Consisting of photos, contact sheets, sketches and more, explore the intimate world of love, sex, and jazz, captured by this Dutch trailblazer.
Museumplein 10 (Paulus Potterstraat)
How to use your tickets
Walk past the box office, climb the small stairs and show your mobile ticket at the entrance.
A downloadable English audio guide is included (see ticket).