Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Stedelijk Museum is an international institution in Amsterdam dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. The Museum aims to provide a home for art, artists and a broad range of publics, where artistic production is actively fostered, presented, protected, reconsidered and renewed
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Neighbourhood: Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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  • Katerina
    Thessaloniki, Greece17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    🫶 !!!!
    A beautiful museum of modern art . I really loved spending half my day there enjoying and admiring the art . I really liked that there were statues and inventions alongside the paintings that gave the air trully a modern vibe. I also have to say that the architecture of the building was beautiful and it goes without saying that it feels great just being inside there and having the chance to see such great artists and creators.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 August 2023
  • operalover939
    Toronto, Canada2,930 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Engaging as always
    The current main exhibition brings together works of a number of modern artists. among them Vincent van Gogh, Fernand Leger, Suzanne Valadon and Gerrit Rietveld as well as less well-known artists. A very worthwhile exhibition.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 September 2023
  • Liz H
    Cardiff, United Kingdom38 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok…not great
    We wanted to see some modern art as well as traditional art, but didn’t find much of this memorable. You can’t even take a small canvas bag in, so you can’t sit and sketch if you want to. The cafe was table service only and was incredibly slow just for coffee and cake at a quiet time in the afternoon. This museum is ok but I wouldn’t say it’s a high priority if you have limited time in Amsterdam.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Ron F
    North Finchley, United Kingdom265 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good alternative
    If you can’t get in to the Rijksmuseum or Van Gogh Museum because you didn’t get tickets in advance, this is a very good alternative. Wonderful range of modern art, presented in periods such as 1950s to 1980s and post-1980s. And no need to book!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 October 2023
  • 🌈🌈🌈happyopenmindedtraveler🌈🌈🌈
    The Netherlands388,477 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice!!!
    Every now and then i drop by this museum. I loved the Chagalls hanging here. It is almost never as crowded as the two nearby world-famous museums so i quite enjoy the space and especially the quietness here. The museum shop is quite lovely too✌✌✌
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 December 2023
  • Noraatc
    Sudbury, Massachusetts38,690 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stellar collection of modern art
    Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art was included in my I Amsterdam card and one of the highlights of my trip. Absolutely wonderful collection! Chagall’s “Maternity” and “Bella in Green” stole my heart, as expected. There are several interesting portraits by Russian avant-Garde painters of the early 20th century: Kokoshka, Matyushin, etc. All of these paintings are in the first room. After that, the collection takes more “modern” turn. For the fans of Yayoi Kusama's installations, there is her famous erotic “Boat” in different shades of blue. I didn’t spend much time on the ultra-contemporary art and on Mondrian as well. Two hours of joy for an art lover like me… and no crowds at all.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 December 2023
  • Paul H
    Surrey, United Kingdom71 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    All the names you expect but a little soulless
    I tried first to visit the Stedelijk on a Friday evening, when it's late night opening, but the queue was so long and not moving much that I gave up. I didn't have an advanced ticket but speaking to people in the queue this didn't make any difference as there were not separate queues for tickets and ticketless. Fortunately I was able to re-arrange to go first thing on a Tuesday morning when it was much quieter. The lovely lady who manages the entrance hall (more of whom shortly) said it is always extremely busy from Friday through the weekend, so if you can visit on a weekday do so. Once inside it was clear this is a big building, and it took me a good 3 hours to see the whole thing, and that was without visiting the Marina Abramovic exhibition that was on (I'm not a fan). I went around in room number order so as not to miss anything, which meant I came to a Matthew Wong exhibition first. I quite like his work but I found the amount of it here a little overwhelming and to be honest was pleased to come to the end of it and move on to the permanent exhibition. Like all modern/contemporary galleries there are likely to be a things that leave you cold and things you love, but they'll be different for different people. Suffice to say the collection is so extensive that there'll be something for everyone. Note that the lockers here are before you pass the ticket gates, so make sure you have everything you need with you. The lockers are the key code type, and if you find you can't open your locker when you return (and you're dashing to catch a train) don't dissolve into a gibbering wreck like me, just ask the cloakroom attendants who will call the lovely lady running the place who will use her master code to sort you out and send you on your way in two minutes. Overall my view of the Stedelijk is that it has all the names you expect, gives a comprehensive view of 20th Century art, but is a little soulless and lacking in an identity.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 April 2024
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allthegirls2014
Naples, FL117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Solo
Lots of great artists are together along with some really "out there" stuff too. It's a mixed bag, but because it's so close to the Rijksmuseum, I wanted to pop in there. Saw Mondrian, Picasso, Pollock, Chagall, Cezanne and many more.
Written 9 July 2024
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Road40587424834
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Horrible !! presentation of very nice and acclaimed collection. Abramovic Kitsch and the curators are so woke they miss all relevance
Written 27 June 2024
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Tana Š
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was great. My gf and I went to the Marina Abramović exhibition and it was amazing! The whole museum is very aesthetic and in good shape, the staff is very nice. Would 10/10 recommend.
Written 19 June 2024
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Lucie V
Prague, Czech Republic21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Coming to a museum is humiliating and annoying. You have lost the right to buy a ticket on the spot. I understand you do not want to accept cash anymore but why don't you provide ticket vending machine? You come to the museum, there are quite a lot of employees (one in information office, two that scan the tickets), but you have to stand there, take out your smart phone and buy the ticket online with other losers. You have to fill in too many information, pay and then wait for the e-mail because the ticket does not show up on the screen of your mobile phone after the purchase. As our e-mail provider has some safety delay times, you stand in the entrance hall, staring to your phone, waiting for the email to come... You paid and you stand there, humiliated... Guess what is your mood before entering (and often, when you go to a gallery in a group, not anyone is excited about going there, this introduction is not helping at all...).
Written 18 June 2024
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gareth s
Belfast, UK43 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
€22.50 for adult admission is disgustingly expensive for entrance when you compare to the likes of the Tate Modern in London which is free to access and has a much superior collection
Written 4 May 2024
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ldt43
Toronto, Canada148 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
There is little logic to the layout of the galleries and signage is confusing. The audio guide uses older technology and the commentaries do not relate to specific works of art.
Written 23 April 2024
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Japptree
Bristol, UK6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The labelling of artwork was difficult to follow and find especially for work on central tables/plinths.
The English translated exhibition text was weakly written, for example saying that Picasso’s and Matisse’s treatment of concubines was done in a different and less controversial way was a weak unsupported argument in the colonial room.
Lots of unknown artist made for an overwhelming visit. I have recently been to the MACBA in Barcelona and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon there the artwork was better curated and this made for a far superior and enjoyable experience.
Written 7 April 2024
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Paul H
Surrey, UK71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I tried first to visit the Stedelijk on a Friday evening, when it's late night opening, but the queue was so long and not moving much that I gave up. I didn't have an advanced ticket but speaking to people in the queue this didn't make any difference as there were not separate queues for tickets and ticketless. Fortunately I was able to re-arrange to go first thing on a Tuesday morning when it was much quieter. The lovely lady who manages the entrance hall (more of whom shortly) said it is always extremely busy from Friday through the weekend, so if you can visit on a weekday do so.
Once inside it was clear this is a big building, and it took me a good 3 hours to see the whole thing, and that was without visiting the Marina Abramovic exhibition that was on (I'm not a fan). I went around in room number order so as not to miss anything, which meant I came to a Matthew Wong exhibition first. I quite like his work but I found the amount of it here a little overwhelming and to be honest was pleased to come to the end of it and move on to the permanent exhibition. Like all modern/contemporary galleries there are likely to be a things that leave you cold and things you love, but they'll be different for different people. Suffice to say the collection is so extensive that there'll be something for everyone.
Note that the lockers here are before you pass the ticket gates, so make sure you have everything you need with you. The lockers are the key code type, and if you find you can't open your locker when you return (and you're dashing to catch a train) don't dissolve into a gibbering wreck like me, just ask the cloakroom attendants who will call the lovely lady running the place who will use her master code to sort you out and send you on your way in two minutes.
Overall my view of the Stedelijk is that it has all the names you expect, gives a comprehensive view of 20th Century art, but is a little soulless and lacking in an identity.
Written 3 April 2024
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NorthStar20749397649
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Exhibition Marina Abramović. Timeslot at 13:00, on time, line to get in 45 minutes. Exhibition was crowded. This is not about art, seems more about making money on art.
Written 22 March 2024
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Noraatc
Sudbury, MA38,690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art was included in my I Amsterdam card and one of the highlights of my trip.

Absolutely wonderful collection! Chagall’s “Maternity” and “Bella in Green” stole my heart, as expected. There are several interesting portraits by Russian avant-Garde painters of the early 20th century: Kokoshka, Matyushin, etc. All of these paintings are in the first room. After that, the collection takes more “modern” turn. For the fans of Yayoi Kusama's installations, there is her famous erotic “Boat” in different shades of blue. I didn’t spend much time on the ultra-contemporary art and on Mondrian as well. Two hours of joy for an art lover like me… and no crowds at all.
Written 14 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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