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The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, built in 1895, is the largest museum for modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands. The historic museum building has been completely renovated for the first time, and expanded with a futuristic new wing, designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects. After the grand reopening on September 23, the museum has more space than ever before to present the world renowned collection and cutting edge exhibitions, among others in the basement gallery: with 1100 m2 the largest exhibition space in Amsterdam.

Half the ground floor of the historic building is devoted to industrial and graphic design and applied arts, with work by Gerrit Rietveld, Willem Sandberg and Ettore Sottsass among others. The other half and all of the second floor is dedicated to the visual arts from around 1870 to the present, with iconic works by Karel Appel, G.H. Breitner, Marc Chagall, Rineke Dijkstra, Marlene Dumas, Edward Kienholz, Willem de Kooning, Kazimir Malevich, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondriaan and Andy Warhol among many others on display.

The Stedelijk Museum
Museumplein 10
1071 DJ Amsterdam

93 videos

  • Keith Haring is back

    Restored canvas by American graffiti artist Keith Haring again on display at the Stedelijk.

  • I am a native foreigner

    Leontine Coelewij, curator at the Stedelijk Museum, guides you around the nexpo: "I am a native foreigner". An exhibition about migration, where different pieces of the Stedelijk Museum collection are displayed together for the first time.

  • Carlos Motta: The Crossing

    The Stedelijk Museum presents Carlos Motta: The Crossing, a newly commissioned two-part installation of videos and objects by New York-based, Colombian artist Carlos Motta (1978, Bogota).

  • Jean Dubuffet - The Deep End

    How can you capture thoughts that shoot off in all directions, in a painting? And how can you represent a world that is beyond objective reality in a work of art? From the 1940s onwards, these were the questions that constantly preoccupied Jean Dubuffet.

  • Chris Beekman, De Stijl Defector

    The Stedelijk Museum presents the forgotten De Stijl artist Chris Beekman. As an anarchist, he was one of the most politically active artists affiliated with the movement.

  • Nalini Malani: inside the installation

    Early in 2017, the Stedelijk Museum shows the exhibition Nalini Malani: Transgressions. The heart of the exhibition is the installation Transgressions, a unique combination of painting, video and moving shadows that Malani terms “video/shadow play.”


    In 2017, the Stedelijk Museum presents the first survey of the American artist Seth Price. The show is a comprehensive overview of his artistic career so far, encompassing more than 140 works made since 2000, including sculpture, installation, 16mm film, photography, drawing, painting, video, clothing and textiles, web design, music and sound, and poetry.

  • #EdNu - Blikopeners about Ed van der Elsken

    #EdNu's video's are about the contemporary nature of Ed van der Elsken's work: why is his work especially interesting now that we've all become photographers and are making films and selfies, Instagrams and vlogs?

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6 series

  • The Amsterdam School

    The architecture of the Amsterdam School is famous all over the world. Not many people know that the Amsterdam School also produced spectacular designs for the interior.

  • We Live Art - the Influence of Art

    The series 'We Live Art' shows portraits of people whose lives have been changed by art.

  • On The Move

    Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design. Meet the participating artists in short video portraits.

  • What the Art?!

    In each episode, the Blikopeners visit a prominent artist or designer in his/her studio.

  • From ... With Love

    Museum staff and paintings often travel for work.

  • 100 years of De Stijl

    In 2017, the Netherlands is celebrating the De Stijl, the iconic artistic movement based around straight lines and primary colours. De Stijl artists turned their hands to painting and sculpture, architecture, industrial design, typography and even to literature and music. Museums and art institutes throughout The Netherlands organise exhibitions and many other inspiring events about De Stijl to celebrate this fact.