News — 4 Nov 2003

The Stedelijk Museum is delighted with the decision of the Mayor and Aldermen of Amsterdam to have the Stedelijk Museum move temporarily to the former headquarters of The Post Group on Oosterdok Island, close to Central Station. The Stedelijk will occupy the second, third and part of the eleventh floor of this modern and striking high-rise dating from 1968. It will have a total of about 7,000 m² of floor space, of which about 5,500 m² is intended for temporary exhibitions and presentations from the Museum’s own collection. The definitive contracts with the main tenant are expected to be signed shortly. The opening of the Stedelijk in this location is planned for April, 2004. The building on the Paulus Potterstraat is presently scheduled to close its doors on December 31 this year. The Stedelijk’s depots, offices and library will continue to be located at Deccaweg 26, near Sloterdijk Station.

At the moment the staff of the Stedelijk is hard at work putting together the programme for the TPG building. Further clarity on this is expected by the end of the year. Presently work is also being done on a new Plan of Requirements for the renovation and expansion of the building on Paulus Potterstraat, as was advised by the Committee on the Future of the Stedelijk Museum last summer.