Events — Apr 4, 2024, Jun 14, 2024, Sep 27, 2024

If you are easily overstimulated, a visit to the museum can be very tiring. That’s why the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is offering sensory-friendly opening hours designed for people who have an acquired brain injury, burn-out, autism or are ill.

Valid museum ticket
Apr 4, 6.30 pm until 9 pm
Jun 14, 6.30 pm until 9 pm
Sep 27, 6.30 pm until 9 pm

What to expect?

  • Open outside of regular hours (6:30 pm - 9 pm)
  • Few visitors
  • Opening of the temporary exhibition or part of the permanent collection. This differs per occasion. Further details are found in the data.
  • Less noise, artworks that produce sound are switched off
  • A quiet area to relax
  • Reception by trained hosts
  • Entry via the museum's entrance on the Paulus Potterstraat
  • No children
  • Guided tours for up to 5 people
  • Free audio tour

Upcoming Sensory-Friendly opening hours

  • Apr 4, 2024, 6.30 pm until 9 pm (Everyday, someday and other stories (collection 1950-1980) and Tomorrow is a different day (collection 1980-now)

NB. The Marina Abramović exhibition is closed during this event   

  • Jun 14, 2024, 6.30 pm until 9 pm
  • Sep 27, 2024, 6.30 pm until 9 pm

Guided tours and audio tours

During sensory-friendly opening hours, you can book a guided tour provided by one of our specially trained guides. We offer the tours for a maximum of 4 people. The tours are free. You can book a guided tour when you order your entrance ticket (link). 

The audio tour of the permanent collection is also available on this day. You can listen to it on the spot or on your own phone.

Quiet Area

For people who need to relax before, after or during a visit to the museum, we offer a quiet area where you can sit or lie down for a while in dimmed light. This space is located on the ground floor and is accessible to wheelchair users.

Who is it for

Our sensory-friendly opening hours have been designed for adults with a low tolerance for stimuli who are unable to visit the museum during regular hours because they would become overwhelmed or overstimulated. You are welcome to visit with a friend, partner, family member or support companion.

We are also designing sensory-friendly opening hours for families. Keep an eye on our website for details.

Other info and preparing for your visit

To find out more about our sensory-friendly opening hours, email us at educatie@stedelijk. If you would like to prepare for your sensory-friendly visit, you will find tips and information here.

The sensory-friendly opening hours are designed in partnership with Stichting Onbeperkt Genieten.

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