THIS MUSEUM REOPENED AT SEPTEMBER 23, 2012.
The Stedelijk Museum is the Amsterdam Museum of modern art.
When I was young I saw the Campbell soup can pictures by Andy Warhol and much more sixties pop art.
The Museum normally is at the Museum square, together with its bigger brothers, the Van Gogh - and Rijksmuseum.
The building is has been reconstructed for several years and a complete new and modern building has been added to the old museum building.
Mo-We: 10AM - 6PM
Th: 10AM - 10PM
Fr-Su: 10AM - 6PM
Admission: Euro 15.00 (adult)
The motto of the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam is "We Show Art" and that is what they do by having changing exhibitions of contemporary artists.
The location is a a former clothing workshop.
Tu - Su: 11AM - 5PM
The City Museum Amsterdam is a museum for modern art. It is located at Museum Square, close to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, but actually I didn't visit it ecause I had no time. There were special exhibitions when I was there because it's historical building has been reopened in 2008 after a big renovation.
El Museo Municipal de Ámsterdam es un museo de arte moderno. Se encuentra en la Plaza de los Museos, junto al Rijksmuseum y el Museo de Van Gogh, pero verdaderamente no lo visité porque no tuve tiempo. Cuando estuve allí había exposiciones especiales para festejar la reapertura de su edificio histórico en 2008, que había sido objeto de importantes renovaciones.
Amsterdam's "MOMA" - its Museum of modern and contemporary art - is temporarily located (at least until 2010) in the "POST CS" building - an old office and warehouse center for the post office. Lots of interesting temporary exhibits are being staged here while large-scale renovations are being made to the permanent building located close to the Rijksmuseum on Museumplein.
The Post CS building was designed by a famous modernist, Piet Elling, and is considered to be a classic of its type. My friend and I didn't have a chance to go to the Stedelijk, even though there was an interesting exhibit of modern news photography that I would have liked to see. However, we did pay a visit to the club on the 11th floor - quite nice!
I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. After the dissappointment of not being able to go the Rijksmuseum (temporarily closed to clean asbestos out), the Stedelijk cheered me up. It houses a wonderful collection that includes some Chagall, Picasso, deKooning, Mondrian as well as some wonderful pieces from lesser known artists. I was particularly fascinated with some of the amazing photographs.
UPDATE: The Stedelijk is no longer on the Museumplein but down by the waterfront and the Nemo.
Just East of the Central Station, in chronological order you'll find; Amsterdam Botel (Boat+Hotel), Bibliotek (public library), Stedelijk CS, NEMO Museum, VOC Ship Amsterdam, and Scheepvaart Museum. You can also take the panoramic view of the bay (for free) on top of the NEMO Sky Lounge.
I've first seen this museum from the boat. But when I decided to visit it I realized knowing the location did not help me to find it. After a long walk on water (!) in a rainy day, I finally reached the building. It reminded me Istanbul Modern, our modern art museum in Istanbul: Same unpainted concrete walls, same cold interior, same high ceilings. But in Istanbul, you don't feel the same. There is nothing but old buildings in Amsterdam. After this historical ambiance, modern art could be a little bit strange.
I like to see new creations of new artists. Some of them are really impressive. I don't remember all of them but one of the video recordings is unforgettable. I'll tell the history, as could as I remember:
It is about a homeless man who lived in Paris. He was from a South American country. One day he moved to Paris and started to live there, in streets, of course. Then the story begins: Our man had wanted a cup of coffee from a shop, the owner rejected. Homeless man got undressed to protest him. They put him under control after this incident. After 1 year or a period like that, they released him. Then he went to same café to ask for a cup of coffee. The owner rejected. He got undressed and put in jail or something. This repeated too many times. And authorities decided to deport him. I am not sure but I remember that he died before got deported.
It is a good choice to take a boat tour. If you have an I Amsterdam card, it is free.
I picked the one near to the Central Station. Its tour starts in front of the station and goes to the back side. You see Nemo, Stedelijk Museum,etc. Then the boat enters to the inner canals. You can listen to the recorded audio guide in many languages while you are watching the scene. Audio guide follows the route and fits to the speed of the boat.
You can learn something about the history of Amsterdam. Guide told about the names of the canals and we passed all the important ones. I learned that Amstel is a river and the only natural canal in this city.
It is built in 1895 (neorenaissance style designed by A.W. Weissman) to house the works which were given to the city from Sophia de Bruyn. However since 1938 it is a national museum for modern art, where you can find works from Picasso, Matisse, Mondriaan, Cézanne en Monet. There are also regularly temporary exhibitions.
Due to the renovation and expansion of the building is the Stedelijk Museum closed.
Museum is now located in former TPG Building (the post group) - near Central Station.
The temporary address is: Oosterdokskade 3-5, Amsterdam
The Stedelijk Museum is one of Europe's most important museums for modern and contemporary art. The Stedelijk Museum has a wide-ranging program of exhibitions. Impressionism, pop art or minimalism: you can see it all in the Stedelijk Museum. It is a dynamic museum that closely follows developments in art, particularly those of the second half of the 20th century. It is famous for the collection of paintings and sculptures, drawings, prints, photography, graphic design, applied art, and new media.
The Stedelijk Museum is well known for its trend-setting and discussion-provoking exhibitions. Large retrospectives of famous modern artists can be seen, for example, works from Cezanne, Chagall, Picasso and Monet. However, you can also find smaller exhibitions on young artists. A changing selection from the permanent collection can be seen in various arrangements.
Well, I know this is not really worthful for most of tourists, but if you are interested in modern art or in design, this is the place to go.
The stuff there use to be always changing, so maybe you won't see the same I did.
I enjoyed a lot with a 60's design exhibition, with posters, furniture and so on.
Then, in the first floor, there was what I supose is the permanent collection: works by Malevich, Chagall, Mondriaan and so on. If those names doesn't mean nothing to you, don't waste your time there, heh, you won't like it.
The opening times are from 11.00 to 17.00, daily. The tickets costs 7,00 EUR.
The Stedelijk museum of modern art is the most important museum of modern and contemporary art in the Netherlands. It is a dynamic museum that presents developement in the visual arts. A number of works are permanently on view from the Stedelijk Museum's renowns collection of paintings and sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, graphic design, applied art and design.
There are always a number of frequently changing exhibitions on view as well. Large reprospectives featuring well known artists, as well as small shows presenting younger artists. In short, a museum dedicated to the new.
Comprises a large part of the collection of modern art belonging to the City of Amsterdam. This diverse collection includes paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, graphic design, applied arts, industrial design and new media.
And this is THE Museumplein here in Amsterdam where ALL the great Dutch musuems are housed side-by-side one another:-
(1) the world famous Rijksmuseum.
(2) the Stedelijk Museum for lovers of modern art.
(3) and, who can miss the Van Gogh Museum?
So, what are you waiting for?
Some must-sees are the Anne Frank House (on Prinsengracht), the Vondelpark (especially in spring and summer), the Stedelijk Museum and the Museumplein. Also, a boat trip is great, since you can explore the city from the canals and get some additional information. For the low budget travellers: for about 2 EUR, you buy a round trip ticket on tram 20, that makes a circle through town and passes most of the interesting parts of Amsterdam. You can hop off whenever you see something that asks for further exploration and hop back on whenever you want (within a certain time frame).
Also, a stroll along the canals (preferably early in the morning) is something that I would really recommend. Try to look upwards as much as possible, the houses have beautiful details.
Amsterdam as a whole is pretty unique: the old canal houses, the open mindedness of the people, the great variety of arts and culture, the parks, everything! And for some of you, the red light district and the smoking, but be sure to see more of this city!