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Stedelijk Museum – tickets, prices, hours, audio guide, reviews

Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum is the largest Dutch museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

The Museum’s collection covers the last 150 years of art and includes masterpieces by world-renowned artists.

This extensive collection of exquisite art is also known as the Modern Art Museum, Amsterdam.

This article covers everything you must know before booking Stedelijk Museum tickets.

What to expect at Stedelijk Museum

The Stedelijk Museum has one of the finest modern art collections in the world.

Some of the biggest names in art and design from the 19th century to the present day make up the

The art museum has around 500 masterpieces in its permanent collection, which includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Claes Oldenburg, Marlene Dumas, and De Stijl.

The artworks are divided into three groups—works from 1880 to 1950, the 1950s to 1980, and the 80s to today.

The best part about visiting the Stedelijk Museum is viewing art in context with social and political movements.

Tickets & Tours Price
Tickets for Stedelijk Museum €23
Stedelijk Museum + Amsterdam Museum €38
Rijksmuseum + Stedelijk Museum €44

Where to book Stedelijk Museum tickets

Tickets for Stedelijik Museum can be purchased online or in person at the attraction.

Online ticket prices tend to be cheaper than tickets at the attraction.

When you buy online, you can avoid the long queues at the ticket counters. 

When you book early, you also get your preferred time slot.

Because some attractions sell a limited number of tickets due to their high demand, booking early helps avoid last-minute disappointments.

How do online tickets work

Visit the Stedelijik Museum ticket booking page, select your preferred date, time slot, and number of tickets, and buy the tickets right away.

After making the purchase, you will receive the tickets in your email. 

Ticket printouts are not required.

You can enter the attraction by showing the e-ticket on your smartphone.

Stedelijk Museum ticket prices

Stedelijik Museum tickets cost €23 for all visitors aged 19 years and above. 

Young visitors under the age of 18 can enter the Museum for free, but need a free ticket.

Stedelijk Museum tickets

Stedelijk Museum tickets
The Stedelijk Museum ticket is one of the prettiest Art Museum tickets you can see. Image: Currystrumpet

These skip-the-line tickets to Stedelijk Museum gives you access to both permanent and temporary exhibitions.

You will get a free audio guide with this ticket.

Note: Even though kids enter for free, you still need to book free tickets for them.

Ticket Prices

Adult Ticket (19+ years): €23
Child Ticket (upto 18 years): Free

If you are in Amsterdam for more than three days and hope to see a lot of tourist attractions, we recommend the Amsterdam City Pass.

Stedelijk Museum combo tickets

Since tourists can go through the Stedelijk Museum in approximately two to three hours, many prefer to combine one more activity.

That’s why the Stedelijk Museum combo tours are popular.

Combo Tickets Discount Cost
Amsterdam Museum + Stedelijk Museum 5% €36
Stedelijk Museum + Museum Van Gogh 5% €40

Stedelijk Museum audio guide

Stedelijk Museum audio guide
Image: Tomek Dersu Aaron / Stedelijk.nl

While visiting the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, all ticket holders qualify for the free audio guide.

The audio guide device gets handed over to the visitors at the entrance.

The audio tour for the permanent exhibits is available in six different languages – English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Italian, and German.

The audio tour is available only in English and Dutch for the temporary exhibitions.

How to reach Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum is at the Museum Square in Amsterdam South’s borough, close to the Van Gogh Museum. 

Address: Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Netherlands. Get Directions.

You can take public or private transport to the Stedelijk Museum. 

By Tram

You can take Tram 2 or Tram 12 from Amsterdam Central Station and get down at the Van Baerlestraat stop.

Tram 11 going in the direction of Surinameplein is also a good option.

However, you must get down at Leidseplein and transfer to Tram 2, 5, or 12.

From Amsterdam Amstel Train Station, take Tram 12 toward Amsterdam Centraal and get down at the stop closest to Museumplein.

From Amsterdam Zuid WTC, get on to Tram 5, go toward Westergasfabriek and get down at Museumplein.

From Train Station Sloterdijk, it is best to take Tram 19 toward Diemen Sniep.

You will have to get down at Leidseplein and transfer to Tram 2 (direction NieuwSloten) or Tram 5 (direction Amstelveen Stadshart).

From Train Station Muiderpoort, hop on to Tram 3, travel toward Zoutkeetsgracht, and get down at Museumplein.

By Bus

You can also board bus number 347 or 357 and get down at the Museumplein stop, a five-minute walk from the Museum.

By Car

If you’re traveling by car, turn on Google Maps and get started.

Q-Park is the parking garage closest to the Museum.

It is just underneath Museumplein, and its entrance is across from the Concertgebouw.

Opening hours of Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam opens at 10 am every day of the year.

The Museum closes at 6 pm from Saturday to Thursday, and on Friday, it closes at 10 pm.

The last entry is always one hour before closure.

Stedelijk Museum remains open all through the year, including the National holidays.

How long does the tour take

A complete tour of the Stedelijk Museum takes two to three hours.

If you are not an art fan, your visit will take around 90 minutes.

After exploring the exhibits, you can spend time in the library or shop.

So in about two hours, you can be done with the Stedelijk Museum.

Best time to visit the Stedelijk Museum

The best time to visit the Stedelijk Museum is at 10 am as soon as it opens.

Compared to other tourist attractions, predicting the crowd for this Museum is a little tough.

However, the generic rule is that weekends and school holidays get busy.

That is why it is best to visit after the weekend is over – on Monday.

The next best time to visit the Stedelijk Museum is Friday evening, around 6 pm.

Since the Museum is open till 10 pm on Fridays, you get four hours to explore modern art.

During peak times (weekends and holidays), the maximum number of ticket counters are open. But even then, the waiting period can go up to one hour. To avoid this waiting, we suggest you buy Stedelijk Museum tickets online.

Stedelijk Museum collection

Stedelijk Museum exhibit
‘As I Opened Fire’ is a 1964 oil and Magna on canvas painting by Roy Lichtenstein. Image: Stedelijk.nl

Stedelijk Museum is one of the largest Museums in the Netherlands.

Around 2,500 art objects are on display from 1870 to the present day.

The Stedelijk Museum highlights modern painting movements such as Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, etc.

The one-of-a-kind permanent collection at this Museum features art by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Henri Matisse, Willem de Kooning, Karel Appel, Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh etc.

Reviews

Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum is a highly-rated tourist attraction.

Check out two Stedelijk Museum reviews we have picked from Tripadvisor, which give you an idea of what to expect at the Museum.

Interesting Modern Art Museum

This Museum had interesting modern art. Some of it was “out there” and required some imagination to enjoy. Some might consider it a little pretentious, but art is definitely in the eyes of the beholder. I thoroughly enjoyed it. If modern art is not your style, there is also some traditional and contemporary art from artists like Chagall, Picasso, Matisse, Warhol, Pollack, and Kandinsky. Overall this Museum offered you a nice mixture of different art. – kgv2828, San Francisco

Fantastic experience!

What a brilliant place. The gallery is laid out so you can systematically work through it following a guide or dip in and out at will. The two “main” exhibits that make up the first part are a fantastically curated look at art through the years, right up to the present day. It’s wonderfully curated to give you a good overview and helps put pieces I wouldn’t otherwise “get” into context. As an art newbie, this was invaluable and set me up to tackle the rest of the exhibits with an idea of what to look for. –Hostelfly, Nottingham

Stedelijk Museum shop

The Stedelijk Museum shop opens every day at 10 am and closes at 6 pm.

On Fridays, in line with the Museum, the shop remains open till 10 pm.

One doesn’t need a Museum’s ticket to visit the shop

The shop offers incredible artwork, international designs, jewellery, books based on art, photographs and postcards, etc., for purchase.

Restaurant Stedelijk at the Museum

Restaurant Stedelijk Museum is located on the ground floor of the Museum and is open on all days.

Restaurant Stedelijk opens at 9.30 am from Monday to Friday, and on weekends, it starts operation at 10 am.

The restaurant serves delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including lovely coffee and wine.

FAQs about Stedelijk Museum

Here are some frequently asked questions about the Stedelijk Museum.

Can I skip the line with this online Stedelijk Museum ticket?

You can skip the line when entering the Museum with this ticket, and you can visit at any time during your booked day.

Can I give my Stedelijk Museum tickets to someone else?

Yes, you can give your regular tickets to another person if you cannot visit the Museum.

How long is my Stedelijk Museum ticket valid?

Tickets are valid for twelve months after the date of purchase. If you can’t use your ticket on the date you reserved, you can change the date of your ticket at the registration desk in the Museum.

Is the Museum accessible to people with disabilities?

The Stedelijk Museum is accessible to all visitors. The Museum has facilities and services for disabled people, including wheelchair access and accessible restrooms.

Is photography allowed in the Stedelijk Museum?

Photography for personal use is allowed in most Museum areas, but using flash, tripods, or selfie sticks is prohibited.

Can I bring food or beverages into the Museum?

The Stedelijk does not allow food and beverages into the Museum.

Are there audio guides or information available in multiple languages?

The Stedelijk Museum offers audio guides in Dutch and English.

Sources
# Stedelijk.nl
# Wikipedia.org
# Amsterdam.info
# Iamsterdam.com

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