- Spend an enlightening day surrounded by modern art
- See works by Warhol, Kandinsky, Rodin, Matisse, Pollock and more
- Explore the regularly revolving temporary exhibitions
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. With a collection of 90,000 works of art in its 9,000m2 of exhibition space, there's sure to be something for everyone.
The terrace that opens onto Amsterdam's famous Museumplein is 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?".
Nalini Malani: Transgressions (18 Mar - 18 Jun 2017)
The heart of this fascinating exhibition is the installation Transgressions, a unique combination of painting, video projections and moving shadows you'll be thinking about for days!
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 Elsken. Consisting of photos, contact sheets, sketches and more, explore the intimate world of love, sex, and jazz, captured by this Dutch trailblazer.
Tram: 2 or 5, Van Baerlestraat; 3, 5 or 12, Museumplein
Bus: 170, 172, 174, 197 or 758, Rijksmuseum