The Stedelijk is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, and Fridays from 10 am to 8 pm. The museum is open 365 days a year, including during the holidays.
Look here for answers to frequently asked questions about visits, safety and hygiene measures, the exhibition program and the accessibility of the library, restaurant, and museum shop.
Opening Hours & Prices
Yes, the Priority Lane is available for Stedelijk Friends, Stedelijk VIP-card holders, and Stedelijk Annual Card holders. We are doing all that we can to regulate the flow of visitors and ensure their safety.
Students receive a discount of 50% on the admission price. Entrance to the Stedelijk is free for children and young people up to the age of 18. We recommend booking a (free) ticket online before you visit to skip any queues at the counter. When booking your tickets online, choose one of the options CJP/Student/18- in our ticketshop. Children under the age of 18 can only enter the museum if they are accompanied by an adult(s) who has a valid entrance ticket.
During the Bruce Nauman and Kirchner and Nolde exhibitions (until Dec 5, 2021), there’s an additional one-off surcharge of €3 for students/CJP/. The surcharge does not apply to children. More info: stedelijk.nl/surcharge
By booking your ticket(s) online before your visit, you skip possible queues at the register.
It is also possible to buy a ticket at the register. Tickets are valid for a year. Please read our info about your visit & safety before you visit.
During the Bruce Nauman and Kirchner and Nolde exhibitions (until Dec 5, 2021), there’s an additional one-off surcharge of €3.
Incidentally, the Stedelijk Museum asks for a temporary surcharge. Exhibitions like Bruce Nauman and Kirchner and Nolde are unique because of the many international loans and therefore expensive to make. We do find it important though to bring these large, international exhibitions to The Netherlands. The surcharge helps to make these exhibitions possible. The surcharge is a one-off. If you visit the museum again during the running time of the Bruce Nauman exhibition, you do not have to pay the surcharge again. Make sure to bring the voucher that is handed out to you during your first visit.
More info: stedelijk.nl/surcharge
Tickets & Time Slots
I have a Museum card (Museumkaart) or other valid admission ticket. Do I also need to buy a ticket with a time slot?
Visitors with a Museum card, another discount card, or valid entrance ticket have direct access to the museum. During the Bruce Nauman and Kirchner and Nolde exhibitions (until Dec 5, 2021), there’s an additional one-off surcharge of €3 for all visitors of 18 years or older. For that reason, it is necessary to buy a separate surcharge ticket.
You can do this directly here or in our ticket system by selecting the option 'Entrance Museumkaart' or 'I already have an entrance ticket/card/voucher'. Choose the surcharge in step two of the ordering process.
Be sure that you also bring your Museum card with you when you visit the museum. More info: stedelijk.nl/surcharge
*Entrance is free for: Children and young people up to the age of 18**, Museumkaart, Friends of the Stedelijk Museum, Young Stedelijk Members, Rembrandtkaart, ICOM, Stadspas, Iamsterdam City Card, Amsterdam Pass, Holland Pass, Stedelijk Lerarenpas, BankGiro Lottery VIP-kaart.
**only if accompanied by an adult with a valid entrance ticket
It is enough to show your ticket on your smartphone. Enhance the brightness on your mobile phone if necessary.
It is possible to buy a Museumkaart at the Stedelijk Museum. You can use your Museumkaart immediately. Cards can also be ordered through the website of Museumkaart. Please bring your Museum Card when you visit the museum.
Yes, you can give your ticket to another person. But this only applies to regular tickets, not to discounted tickets or tickets bought by Museumkaart holders.
Members have free and direct access to the museum (Vriend, Familievriend, Donateur, Young Stedelijk of Stedelijk Circle). Make sure to bring your personal membership card.
We don’t refund money for purchased tickets. 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 easily book a new ticket on the date of your preference through our ticketshop. Choose the date and then the option "I already have a valid entrance ticket".
Check your spam folder. If the ticket isn’t there, mail us at email@example.com.
If you have questions about your ticket(s) and time slot that are not answered in this FAQ, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us during office hours: 020-5732911, email us at email@example.com or call us during office hours: 020-5732911,
It is also possible to buy a ticket at the counter for a spontaneous visit.
Visit, Safety & Hygiene
TEN Restaurant and The Zadelhoff café are open as well. Restaurant TEN is open daily from 10.00 am - 6 pm. The Zadelhoff Café (inside the museum) daily from 11 am - 3 pm.
A supervised cloakroom is available for coats and small items of luggage. The museum does not provide the use of lockers because of the safety measures. Handbags are permitted in the museum galleries (max. size A3). You may not bring backpacks and/or weekend cases into the museum. Lockerpoint at the Museumplein provides storage space for luggage.
Some works of art at the Stedelijk Museum contain explicit or graphic imagery that could be experienced as offensive. Although a certain amount of provocation is inherent to modern and contemporary art, the museum will make visitors aware of possible explicit imagery when relevant.
We offer free short introduction lectures with exhibitions. Check out our offer of guided tours here.
Unfortunately, we can not take any large-sized luggage because of safety reasons. On the Museumsquare lockers for large-sized luggage are available. You can find them in the parking garage of Q-Park. Find more info on the website of Lockerpoint.
You can come to the museum with as many people as you want, as long as you keep a distance from other visitors.
There is no limit on the length of your stay. Once you have entered the museum, you may stay until it closes.
Sometimes a specific exhibition has a fixed route, apart from that, you can wander freely the museum.
It is not compulsory for visitors to wear a face mask in the museum. Of course, the use of a face mask is still allowed.
The museum is cleaned frequently and thoroughly in line with the RIVM guidelines. The washrooms and objects that visitors come into frequent contact with such as handrails and lift buttons are regularly sanitized. Hand sanitizers are available in dispensers in the entrance area so you can sanitize your hands before entering the museum.
The shop is open and has the same opening hours as the museum (10 am - 6 pm). You do not need a ticket to visit the museum shop.
Sorry to hear that! I you have a cold or symptoms of the flu, you have to stay home according to the rules of the National Health Institute (RIVM). You are welcome again when you and the other members of your household are without symptoms for at least 24 hours. You can easily set your ticket to another date through our ticketshop. Choose the option "I already have a valid entrance ticket". Get well soon!
Yes, our toilets are open to visitors of the museum. All of our toilets are gender-neutral.
The library of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is open by appointment only, from Tuesday to Thursday 11 am - 4 pm. Please note there is only room for researchers and students who want to use the collection of the library, unfortunately, we can’t accommodate those who just want to sit and work on their own research.
Book your appointment by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 020 – 573 26 50.
Service & House Rules
Yes. But only if the photographs are for personal use (please share them on social media :).
Flash photography is not permitted. If you require images for professional use, please email us at: email@example.com.
For professional and/or press photography or video recordings, please contact our Press Office: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. The museum provides free audio tours for the main and temporary exhibitions.
The audio tour for STEDELIJK BASE - Collection before 1980 is available in six languages (NL, EN, DE, FR, ES, IT) and the audio tours for TOMORROW IS A DIFFERENT DAY: Collection 1980-now and the temporary exhibitions are available in two languages (NL, EN).
You can collect the audio tour device from a number of prominent places in the museum. Do not forget to return the device to the same place after your visit.
You can also listen to the audio tours on your own mobile phone via Soundcloud. A QR-code with a link to the audio tours and instructions hangs on the cabinet where you can collect the audio tour.
Food and beverages are not allowed in the museum.
Due to the current safety and health measures, it is only possible to use the toilet if you have an entrance ticket to the museum.
Yes. Please phone: +31 (0)20 5732 911 or email us at email@example.com. The museum has four wheelchairs available for visitors, and several Alinkers (a stylish new kind of non-motorized mobility vehicle), which are specially designed mobility vehicles that look a little like a bicycle. The wheelchairs are thoroughly sanitized after each use. For more information about our facilities for disabled visitors, please visit our Accessibility page.
With the exception of registered service dogs, animals are not permitted in the museum.
The museum has lifts that are suitable for wheelchairs and also has toilets for the disabled. We also have plenty of staff in the entrance area who are ready to help visitors in wheelchairs who might need help to access the galleries. If you need assistance when leaving the museum, you only have to ask; our staff is happy to help. For more information about our facilities for disabled visitors, please visit our Accessibility page. A special toilet route is available for visitors with a physical disability.
Yes, the museum has a safe space where you can breastfeed your baby. The museum’s general additional hygiene measures also apply here.
Exhibitions, Events & Collection
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There are a total of around 500 art and design objects dating from 1870 to the present day.
Yes. Around 400 highlights from the collection are on permanent display in STEDELIJK BASE. And in Tomorrow is a Different Day around 125. Some works in our collection, photographs, textiles, and works on paper, cannot be exhibited for longer than 3 consecutive months because they are too fragile. But the display always includes internationally famous artists and designers. The Stedelijk collection is large, and if a work is on loan to another institute, we can replace it with one of equal caliber.
Please check our Family page for the latest info about our family program.