Exhibition — Tour

From Kusama to Mondriaan, from Anatsui to Koons, and from Dumas to McQueen: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is the must-see museum for modern and contemporary art and design. Here you will find world-famous artworks, but you will also discover new treasures.

  • Two people making a selfie with a work by Martial Raysse, 'Peinture à haute tension'
    Martial Raysse, 'Peinture à haute tension', 1965. Foto: Nina Schollaardt
  • El Anatsui, 'In the World But Don’t Know the World'. Big artwork made out of bottle caps.
    El Anatsui, 'In the World But Don’t Know the World', 2009. Foto: Nina Schollaardt
  • Four people in front of the work  'Cathedra ': big blue canvas
    Barnett Newman, 'Cathedra', 1951. Foto: Nina Schollaardt
  • Boy takes photo of girl in front of a work by Mondrian. Girl imitates the shapes with her arms.
    Piet Mondriaan, 'Ruitvormige compositie met twee lijnen', 1931. Foto: Nina Schollaardt


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Essentials Tour

You can easily visit all the must-see essentials of our collection with our free, digital tour which you can follow on your phone. Come over with your friends or alone, learn about art and design in an easygoing way and create your new most-liked pic. 



How does it work?

A collection with so much art can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming. Where do I start, which works should I definitely not skip and who exactly are these famous artists? 

With the Essentials Tour you walk a route through the museum passing all the must-sees.  We also provide fun facts and hope to inspire you with questions you can ask yourself or each other.

This is how it works:

  • The tour is free and available every day
  • Click on 'Book your ticket' 
  • Download the tour via the button below on your phone when you come by

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  • Woman in front a an artwork by Picasso
    Pablo Picasso, 'Femme nue devant le Jardin', 1956. Foto: Nina Schollaardt
  • Wall with big purple letters Girrrl Girrrl Girrrl
    Martine Syms, 'GIRRRLGIRLLLGGGIRLGIIIRL', 2017. Foto: Nina Schollaardt
  • person stands in doorway and looks at work by Kusama, white boat with phallic shapes
    Yayoi Kusama, 'Aggretion: One Thousand Boats Show', 1963. Foto: Nina Schollaardt
  • Colorful posterwall
    Zaalopname 'Everyday, Someday and Other Stories. Collectie 1950 – 1980'. Foto: Peter Tijhuis
  • Boy stands next to tall work by Remy Jungerman and looks up.
    Remy Jungerman, 'PROMISE IV', 2018-2019. Foto: Nina Schollaardt
  • Four people pose for El Anatsui's work
    El Anatsui, 'In the World But Don’t Know the World', 2009. Foto: Nina Schollaardt
  • Photo of a woman on the white gallery of the Stedelijk
    Omloop. Foto: Nina Schollaardt
  • Photo of work by Jeff Koons, a pig is pushed by 3 small figures, 2 people are looking at it
    Jeff Koons, 'Ushering in Banality', 2007. Foto: Nina Schollaardt


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You can download the Essentials Tour via the button below. This way you can easily follow it on your phone.

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