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The world-famous Stedelijk Museum is an international institute in Amsterdam, Netherland, dedicated to contemporary and modern art and design. The Stedelijk Museum aims to offer a home for art, artists and an extensive array of publics, wherein artistic productions are actively fostered, protected, reconsidered, presented, and renewed.
Spectacular Multi-Art Museum
The modern new annex elegantly designed by Benthem Crouwel is one of the most fascinating attractions at the museum. It is now attached to the old building and looks like a colossal white bathtub. Its construction was complete in 2012 at a massive cost of more than €125m, the new wing offers the museum with a total of 8,000 m2 exquisite exhibition spaces. The main new entrance faces the grand Museumplein. At the ground floor, there are large glass windows that offer the foyer abundant natural light.
The Stedelijk has a significant massive collection of modern and contemporary art - works include several globally-acclaimed highlights from pre-war masters Cézanne, Chagal, Picasso, Malevich, and Matisse; examples of Netherland’s De Stijl Movement like Pieter Mondriaan's color abstracts along with a range of chair and bedroom designs by legandary Gerrit Rietveld can be seen; famous paintings by Karel Appel and several others from the unconventional CoBrA art movement are there to get a drift; a range of pop-art from legends like Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Polke; as well as various rare form of minimalist art from Stella, Judd, and Newman.
The main building of Stedelijk's was built between 1891 and 1895 at Paulus Potterstraat, just a brief comfortable walking distance from Rijksmuseum, for showcasing an extensive range of antiques and art left by Sophia Augusta Lopez Suasso de Bruyn. The iconic building was designed by A.W.Weissman, one of the most celebrated architects in Amsterdam city at the time.
The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam city is an active center of contemporary and modern art events such as films, performances, lectures (called ‘gallery talks’), as well as numerous music concerts. You may visit their website to get a complete list of upcoming events.
Audio tours are available at the museum in 6 languages (Dutch, English, German, Spanish, French, and Italian) and it generally last for 90 minutes. The cost of guided tour is €5 on top of the entry fee. In addition, there’s a 1 hour audio tour specifically planned for families and available in Dutch and English languages. Visitors with little ones can reach the family lab room located on the ground floor to access the tour.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets to Stedelijk Museum can be purchased online or directly from the main entrance of the museum.Children under 4 are admitted for free. Tour costs do not include the entry fee.
How To Get Around?
You can walk around comfortably to explore everything the great Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has on offer, including all exhibits, guided tours, and more.
What Should I Wear?
While visiting Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, you can wear anything that can keep you comfortable all day long. Jeans, shorts, skirts, leggings, casual shirts, etc. are all perfect clothing options for a day out at the museum.
Best Time to Visit
Stedelijk Museum is open all year long so you can plan a visit at any time as long as you are comfortable with the weather. The opening timing of the museum is 10 am to 6 pm.
Will I Need a Guide?
You do not need a guide to reach or explore the magnanimous Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and all related attractions. Moving around is comfortable and all the necessary information is available on this website. Guided audio tours are also available at an additional fee on top of admission fee.
How To Get There?
For overseas visitors, Amsterdam Airport is the nearest touch point. Comfortable accommodation is available around the airport and you may ask the hotel staff to arrange a roundtrip for you to the museum. As an alternate, you can rent a car, or use the readily available taxi or local bus service to reach the museum comfortably.
Dress out in comfort, book tickets online, and reach early to beat the crowd. Prefer online booking to bypass the queues at ticket counters that can generally be long and time consuming.