modern & contemporary art

For those interested in modern art, Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design, is undoubtedly the first point of reference. Its notable collection includes works by Malevich, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol and many others. Another highlight is the Cobra Museum of Modern Art. But Amsterdam’s many contemporary art centres, galleries and events should not be missed either.

All museums

A real treat for art-lovers, Amsterdam is home to over 50 museums, many of them famous across the globe.

Art & exhibitions

From modern art to archeology and photography to maritime history, Amsterdam has museums (and exhibitions) to suit every type of interest. Check out I...
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BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project

Damrak 66
1012 LM AMSTERDAM
BODY WORLDS
23/01/2018 - 31/12/2070
What makes us happy? BODY WORLDS: The Happiness Project has the answers to this essential question. This wildly successful exhibit...

Hybrid Sculpture

Museumplein 10
1071 DJ AMSTERDAM
Stedelijk Museum - Museum of Modern Art
23/03/2019 - 12/01/2020
Carefully curated from the Stedelijk’s collection, Hybrid Sculpture brings together the work of 19 artists who are challenging the...

Maria Lassnig – Ways of Being

Museumplein 10
1071 DJ AMSTERDAM
Stedelijk Museum - Museum of Modern Art
06/04/2019 - 11/08/2019
The Austrian artist is internationally regarded as one of the twentieth century’s foremost artistic figures although is almost unk...

Louise Bourgeois

Museumstraat 1
1071 XX AMSTERDAM
Rijksmuseum
24/05/2019 - 03/11/2019
Louise Bourgeois's whimsical sculptures are known and loved the world over. Think gigantic spiders, massive eyes or aluminium spir...

CoBrA 70: A multi-headed snake

Sandbergplein 1
1181 ZX AMSTELVEEN
Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst
08/11/2018 - 13/10/2019
Cobra was founded in Paris 70 years ago, bringing together artists and poets from European countries. It was all about artistic fr...

City in View

Vijzelstraat 32
1017 HL AMSTERDAM
Stadsarchief Amsterdam - De Bazel
10/05/2019 - 08/09/2019
We all know artists see the world differently, and that’s exactly the focus for this exhibition at Amsterdam City Archives. Showca...

Welkom Today

Museumplein 10
1071 DJ AMSTERDAM
Stedelijk Museum - Museum of Modern Art
18/05/2019 - 13/10/2019
The exhibition interweaves diverse perspectives, generations and histories. From old and new photos by Van Denderen, Tlali and stu...

Walid Raad - Let's be honest, the weather helped

Museumplein 10
1071 DJ AMSTERDAM
Stedelijk Museum - Museum of Modern Art
18/05/2019 - 13/10/2019
In an exhibition occupying seven galleries, the Lebanese - American artist Walid Raad (1967) presents his philosophical, political...

Viva Frida!

Marnixstraat 127
1015 VK AMSTERDAM
GO Gallery
13/07/2019 - 24/08/2019
It’s 65 years since Mexican artist Frida Kahlo left our world. Featuring 30 artists, this exhibition pays homage to Frida’s turbul...
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Cobra Museum of Modern Art

Sandbergplein 1
1181 ZX AMSTELVEEN
The Cobra Museum of Modern Art is home to a collection of key works by artists from the avant-garde Cobra art movement. The museum...