Stedelijk Museum: Most Important Modern Art Museum In Europe


Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is one of the leading art museums in the Netherlands. It houses an impressive collection of 19th and 20th century art and design. The museum is located in Museumplein, Amsterdam’s museum square, and is easily accessible by public transportation. If you are visiting Amsterdam and especially if you like looking at art, you should definitely visit the Stedelijk Museum.

Stedelijk Museum history

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has a long and rich history. Before settling in its current building on Museumplein in 1895, the museum was housed in various locations around the city.

Over the years, the Stedelijk has built up an impressive art collection that includes works by Dutch masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer, as well as modern and contemporary artists such as Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky. Today, the Stedelijk has become one of Amsterdam’s most popular museums, attracting more than 700,000 visitors each year.

Stedelijk Museum Artworks
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Stedelijk Museum Wooden Arts
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Stedelijk Museum collection

Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam houses one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of modern and contemporary art. The collection includes works by some of the most influential artists of the last century, such as Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian and Wassily Kandinsky. In addition to paintings, there are also sculptures, installations, photographs and other media.

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But the Stedelijk is not only about famous artists, it is also a great place to see the latest contemporary art. The museum regularly organizes temporary exhibitions featuring up-and-coming artists, so it always manages to keep itself up to date.

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The Stedelijk Museum’s collection is constantly growing as new works are acquired and old ones are disposed of. The museum also regularly lends its collection to other institutions around the world.

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Museums
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Stedelijk Museum Library Cafe
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Where is the Stedelijk Museum? How to get there?

The museum is located in Museumplein, where many of Amsterdam’s famous museums are located. It is possible to walk here from Amsterdam Centraal, but if you want to take the train, the number 2 and 12 go to the Museumplein stop. If you want to learn more about the art world, the Stedelijk Museum is definitely worth a visit. While you are here, you can visit the Van Gogh Museum, Moco Museum and Rijksmuseum, which are very close by.