Photo: Hanna Hachula at The Merchant House, Amsterdam

Become a member of Young Stedelijk and enjoy an exclusive behind the scenes experience of the Stedelijk Museum, and meet a mix of three hundred professionals (aged 20 to 40), who share your passion for art. Discover the ideas behind modern and contemporary art and design with our exciting programme of (artist) talks, private views and visits to art fairs, galleries, auction houses and artists’ studios.


  • Eight exclusive Young Stedelijk events a year (please see the events calendar at the bottom of the page)
  • A visit to a national art fair with the YS programme
  • Tickets for one national, and one international, art fair (to visit whenever you like)
  • International Art Pass for free admission to international museums of modern and contemporary art, including all Guggenheim museums, Tate Britain and Tate Modern and Fondation Beyeler 
  • Personal YS pass for free admission to the museum with one guest
  • Invitations to all public exhibition openings
  • Discounts on other cultural events via the Young Stedelijk Members Facebook page
  • 10% discount on all articles in the museum shop when you show your YS Pass*

*The discount does not count for books from Dutch publishers as set by the Dutch law on fixed book prices.

Due to prevailing security measures, some events are currently not taking place or taking place in a modified form.


Join us as a YS member starting at € 300 a year. You are also welcome to top up your contribution. The range of benefits remains the same. Join YS for five years and your membership is partly tax-deductible. Your periodical contribution is 125% deductible from your taxable income. You do still pay your annual contribution. 

Your membership provides vital support to the Stedelijk Museum’s special projects. Each year, we announce the acquisition of a work of art purchased for our collection thanks to the support of Young Stedelijk. Thanks in part to the annual contributions of Young Stedelijk members, the Stedelijk was able to purchase the works The Fans of Raw Color and Untitled (De Appel 1) & Untitled (De Appel 3) by Steffani Jemison in 2020. Important purchases for the Stedelijk collection!

ARTIST or student?

Are you an artist or student and want to join Young Stedelijk? Send an email to for information about the special rate.


Young Stedelijk is managed by Fleur Schoonhoven of the Stedelijk Museum and supported by a group of dedicated YS ambassadors. 

AMBASSADORS 2021 – 2022

Raw Color, The Fans, 2014. Photo: Raw Color
Raw Color, The Fans, 2014. Photo: Raw Color
  • BART RAMAKERS | Founder Fashion Agency 'Parrot Agency'
  • FLOOR VAN EEKEREN | Manager Future Projects at DRIFT
  • MAARTJE WORTEL | writer
  • MARLOUS MOSTROUS-JENS | Business Development Director Sotheby's
  • SARAH NEUTKENS | Composer, model, artist, art historian and writer
  • GILLEAM TRAPENBERG | Artist inter alia at Stedelijk Museum's exhibition 'In the Presence of Absence'
  • RUBIAH BALSEM | Founder Studio Balsem, art and culture intermediate
  • SERANA ANGELISTA | Visual artist, art director and graphic designer
  • YANA FOQUÉ | Director Kunstverein
  • MAURITS DE BOER | Head of Business Development and Co-founder of Sustainder
Photo: Hanna Hachula

Young Stedelijk – In conversation with Dirk Vander Kooij

Every month, a Young Stedelijk ambassador converses with an artist whose work has been or is being shown in the Stedelijk. Below you will find a fragment of the first edition of the series 'In conversation with ...'. Young Stedelijk ambassador Marjolein van Zanten interviews designer Dirk Vander Kooij in his studio. Partnership: Ace & Tate.

Interested in knowing more?
Please contact

  • Pien Bergshoeff
    +316 21237804
  • Marjolein van Zanten