Opening hours and tickets

The Stedelijk Museum is open every day from 10.00 – 18.00. On Friday, the Stedelijk is open until 22.00. The museum is open 365 days a year, including (national) holidays. 

It’s impossible to accurately predict how long visitors will wait in line. During peak times (generally at weekends and during holidays), the maximum number of ticket counters will be open. However, you may need to wait in line for up to one hour. If you can, you might like to avoid the busy weekends and plan your visit on a Monday, or on a Friday evening.

Visitors who have purchased an online ticket can go straight to the gallery entrance, and have their ticket scanned there. You don’t need to show your ticket at the register.

During public holidays and the final weeks or weekends popular exhibitions are on view, it can get busy at the museum. On days like these it is possible you have to wait a while before entering the museum or an exhibition, even if you are aready holding a valid entrance ticket.

Members and donors may use the Stedelijk Members entrance (to the left of the revolving doors) and may visit the exhibition, accompanied by one guest. As a Friend of the Stedelijk, you also enjoy many other privileges. You can become a member for € 75 a year (this is for 2 people).

Yes. There's an additional fee for Public Program events. Do you regularly attend Public Program events? If so, why not purchase a Museum Card, or become a Friend of the Stedelijk and enjoy discounts.

The shop is open every day during museum opening hours and is accessible without an entrance ticket. Restaurant Stedelijk, which is located on the ground floor, is open every day from 8.30 – 24, and is accessible without an entrance ticket. Café Zadelhoff, on the first floor, is open during museum opening hours. It is accessible only to visitors with an entrance ticket.

Exhibtions, public program & collection

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.

Some art works at the Stedelijk contain explicit or graphic imagery and can be experienced as distburbing. Although a certain level of provocation is inherent to modern art. the Stedelijk Museum will inform visitors about this when necessary and appropriate. 

Absolutely. Although some of our more fragile works cannot be displayed for longer than 3 consecutive months (such as photography, textiles and works on paper) you can be assured that the presentation always features work by famous names. The museum has a large collection, so if one of our iconic artworks is on loan to another museum, we always have another gem to take its place. The galleries devoted to art and design also have room for changing presentations which highlight different themes from our collection.

The museum provides a rich and diverse program to suit everyone. We have guided tours, special family guided tours, courses and workshops for children, as well as a varied Public Program of lectures, performances, discussions and symposia, book launches and evenings devoted to special themes.
You can find an up-to-date program on our website in our Calender.

Yes! There are all kinds of fun children’s activities! We have a Lab for families, children and everyone that enjoys creating things. We also offer a great choice of Family Trails that takes you through the museum, a family audio tour, family guided tours and workshops for children given by artists.

Yes. The museum provides a free audio tour for STEDELIJK BASE in six languages: Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Italian and German. You can grab one for free at the entrance of the museum, after the tickets check point. For the temporary exhibitions there's an audiotour available in English and Dutch.

Service & code of conduct

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.


Yes. You can visit the library without purchasing an entrance ticket for the museum. Library opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 12.00 – 17.00. For appointments:, tel. 020 – 573 26 50.

Yes. You can make reservations by phoning this number: +31 (0)20 5732 741 / 738 / 620 or by sending an email to: The museum has four wheelchairs for visitor use, and a number of Alinkers (a stylish new kind of non-motorized mobility vehicle). 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.