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Stedelijk Museum - Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

The Stedelijk Museum - Modern and Contemporary Art and Design, located on Museumplein in Amsterdam, is the largest museum of modern and contemporary art in the Netherlands. The historic red-brick museum building dates from 1895 and the museum's collection includes exceptional works of art by world-famous modern artists, including Dutch artists from the 20th century.

Visit the Stedelijk Museum with your City Card

It is not necessary to reserve a timeslot to visit the permanent collection with your City Card. Just make sure that your City Card is valid on the day of your visit. The regular admission price for 2024 is €22.50 per person. See the website for full price information. Admission to the Stedelijk Museum is free for under 18s.

Please note: The Marina Abramović exhibition is subject to a surcharge and must be booked in advance; with your City Card you only pay the surcharge. 

Marina Abramović exhibition surcharge

The Marina Abramović exhibition is open from 16 March to 14 July. This exhibition is subject to a surcharge of €10 per person over the age of 19 and must be booked via this link. Please note that the surcharge only applies to this exhibition, the rest of the museum is accessible at the regular price.

The greats of the art world

The extensive collection of the Stedelijk Museum is comparable in style to the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. Design has been given a permanent place in the museum for the first time, with big names such as Joseph Hoffmann, Gerrit Rietveld and Tapio Wirkkala. Contemporary artists are also strongly represented with masterpieces by Maarten Baas, Barbara Bloom, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, Sheila Hicks, Jeff Koons, Wolfgang Tillmans, Edward Kienholz, Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol, among others. Since the renovation and expansion of the building, the Stedelijk can show more of the famous collection than ever, thanks to the many new museum rooms.

Innovative exhibition halls

In addition to the large exhibition halls, the appearance of the museum itself has also changed considerably during the renovation: the building now no longer looks away from Museum Square , but actually looks out onto it. The impressive foyer and restaurant look inviting and there is a futuristic-looking new wing , designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects , which Amsterdam residents also call the 'bathtub'.

Major movements in art, design and architecture

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is the must-see museum for modern and contemporary art and design.

The collection is one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary art and design in the world. The most significant art and design movements are represented with (inter)national artists and designers who are part of the changes of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Together with both well-known and lesser-known works by, among others, Vincent van Gogh, Marc Chagall, Piet Mondriaan, Yayoi Kusama, Andy Warhol, Marlene Dumas, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Nicolaas Warb, Gerrit Rietveeld, El Anatsui, Rineke Dijkstra, Danielle Dean, Sarah Zapata, Simnikiwe Buhlungu and Charley Toorop

The collection is organized thematically and shows that art and design are closely linked to social developments. This provides a new perspective and shows that there is not one art history, but that there are countless perspectives.