The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is a museum for modern art, contemporary art and design. The 19th century building was designed by Adriaan Willem Weissman and the 21st century wing with the current entrance was designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects.

The collection comprises modern and contemporary art and design from the early 20th century up to the 21st century. It features artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Jackson Pollock, Karel Appel, Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Marlene Dumas, Lucio Fontana, and Gilbert & George.

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Founded: 1874
Category: Museums in Netherlands

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Nam VU (19 months ago)
Definitely one of the best museum to visit in Amsterdam. Lots of amazing pieces on the wall plus you get free audio-guide for the tour. A must go to
Hum qing ze (20 months ago)
Gave me a refreshing view of art as a provocateur. I enjoyed reading the description of each piece. As one walks through the museum and takes in each painstakingly curated piece, you might find a fresh new perspective on everyday life. The sheer range of exhibits touches on so many themes. I found the museum itself to be a work of art, a blend of modern architecture and it's original building
Devansh Khajanchi (20 months ago)
Quite well curated. Has a set route that you can follow if you're confused as to how to go about it. They have some really fun interactive installation definitely worth trying! You should be able to complete the entire gallery in 2-4 hours. They do accept museum cards of you have one. A normal ticket costs about 10€.
Michael Arbuck (2 years ago)
Incredible museum. So much variety and content. One visit is just the beginning. Classic and modern works of art provide the perfect balance. The works are thought provoking and interesting and at times very weird, but all contribute to the amazing experience you’re sure to have here. A must visit for locals and tourists.
Emma Himes (2 years ago)
This museum is FULL of amazing modern art installations. The building and galleries are extremely interesting as well. There are so many interactive components. I walked through pretty quickly, but there were rooms and rooms of films. You could spend all day exploring this museum.
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