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Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

1. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum Skip-the-Line Ticket

Explore various artifacts and artworks with a skip-the-line entry ticket to Stedelijk Museum. Enjoy your priority access and learn about modern and contemporary art. Discover key art movements at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, also known as the most important museum of modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands. Situated on Museumplein, where it first opened in 1895, it is a neighbor to the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Having undergone extensive renovation, the historic Stedelijk building has been expanded with the addition of a futuristic new wing. The addition has been a huge hit with visitors since the facility’s reopening in 2012. Your skip-the-line ticket to the Stedelijk grants you priority access to a collection of 90,000 artifacts. Admire extraordinary works by world-renowned artists, including a great number of pieces by major 20th-century Dutch artists. Key movements in the world of art and design that are featured include Bauhaus, Amsterdam School, De Stijl, CoBrA, Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Minimal art, and Conceptual art. Artists represented include Jeff Koons, Daan Roosegaarde, Steve McQueen, Remy Jungerman, Waldi Raad, Iris Kensmil, among others. The collection from 1880 until 1950 is currently not on view. This means that works from for instance, Gerrit Rietveld, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Kazimir Malevich are not on view in the museum. They will be back on the 10th of September. However, the two collection displays with art and design from 1950 until now are on view with Marlene Dumas, El Anatsui, Henri Matisse, and many more. Temporary exhibition now on view (26 May - 4 September 2022): IT’S OUR F***ING BACKYARD - DESIGNING MATERIAL FUTURES It’s Our F***ing Backyard spotlights our time’s greatest challenge: the climate crisis. It involves 80 projects from all over the world showing how designers can have a major impact by looking at materials in radical and new ways. The resulting designs are responsible, but also beautiful, comfortable and unexpectedly accessible. Urgency of the climate crisis. With many problems, people tend to think 'not in my backyard'. But the climate problem is precisely about our backyard: It's our backyard. The exhibition expresses the urgency of the climate problem and aims to make you think differently about the use of materials and design’s social importance. The exhibition shows that designers can make an important difference. They find new uses for waste material, like a lamp made from orange peels and jewelry made from ocean plastic for Balenciaga. Some projects focus on the use of natural materials, such as a fungal mycelium tunnel and flax- and bio-based resin surfboard. There’s even a light installation powered by micro-organisms that need to be fed during the exhibition period.

Amsterdam: City Highlights Walking Tour

2. Amsterdam: City Highlights Walking Tour

Discover Amsterdam, the Netherlands’ capital city, on our epic walking tours by day or evening with a flexible 3 day ticket! With the help of our Amsterdam guided city tours, you will gain an unparalleled insight into both the modern and historic Amsterdam. Our Amsterdam guided walking tours go far beyond introducing its most famous landmarks; they show you its trendiest shops, coolest cafes, and hippest hangout spots too. So whilst our guided tours will give you a fun yet informative insight into Amsterdam, above all they immerse you in the city’s creative, youthful, and liberal culture. If you don't have time to join our day tour and evening tour on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. As well as our highlights tour, we have a number of alternative routes that knit together to show you the fabric of Amsterdam. Use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Amsterdam and its incredible history. Essential Amsterdam includes: Flower market Anne Frank House Red Light District Madame Tussaud's Rembrandt House Museum Damrak National Monument Waterloo Square Market Bushuissluis Bridge New Church Singel Beursplein Blauwbrug In Van Gogh's Footsteps includes: Vondelpark Van Gogh Museum Rijksmuseum Moco Museum I Amsterdam sign Museum Market Museumplein Stedelijk Museum Concertgebouw Paradiso Leidseplein Our 6 self-guided routes main sights: Noorderkerk Amstel River Heinekein Experience Nieuwe Spiegelstraat De Waag Basilica of St. Nicholas Old Church Homomonument Groenburgwal Canal Dutch National Opera The Big Church The Portoguese Synagogue Yellow Bridge ...and many more!

Amsterdam's Best Local Hotspots Private Tour

3. Amsterdam's Best Local Hotspots Private Tour

Step into the shoes of a local guide, and discover the authentic Amsterdam on a private tour of the city center. Go to the best off-the-beaten path locations, and discover a city beyond the usual tulips, cheese and Red Light District. There are so many different things to experience in Amsterdam, you need to know where to look. Get a full flavor of what Amsterdam has to offer and is all about from someone in the know. In addition to secret spots, go to a unique exhibition and visit Amsterdam Noord, the coolest district in the city. Learn where all the hip bars, local markets, and hidden canals are located.

Amsterdam: Private Pedicab Historical Sightseeing Tour

4. Amsterdam: Private Pedicab Historical Sightseeing Tour

You'll start the tour at Dam square, birthplace of the city, the main square and heart of the old centre of Amsterdam. It's the place from where Amsterdam started to evolve and where we find the royal palace, the new church and the national monument. Next stop is Zeedijk, nowadays a street but in the old days one of the dikes protecting the old city. Here you'll see the oldest cafe still standing today with it's original interior and a bit futher down the street get a glimpse of the nearby Chinatown. New Market square, with it's most important building, the 15th century city gate, standing right in the middle of it. This place is full of history and you'll learn all about it. Minutes later there will be a stop at the Montelbaanstoren, an old watch and defense tower, part of the Amsterdam expanded defense line early 16th century. From here there is also a good lookout over the 'oude Waal' where there are a lot of houseboats lined up with 17th century canal houses as background decor. Next will be the jewish quarter where you'll see the very first synagoge that jewish people were allowed to built in Western Europe over 350 years ago, the 'big synagoge'. On the other side of the street you'll see the Portuguese synagoge. Nearby there is the holocaust name monument with 102 thousand bricks giving the names of the dutch jewish victims of the second world war. Just opposite the monument are a row of beautiful old 17th century canalhouses that were inhabited by jewish sefardic immigrants who were succesfull in the diamond business. Then you'll see the Hermitage, a huge old 17th century widowhouse that nowadays houses the hermitage museum. The skinny bridge is one of the most iconic bridges of Amsterdam that beautifully lights up at night when hundreds of light bulbs accentuate it's skinny but stylefull design. From here you have a panoramic over the canalised river the Amstel, which is the main and widest canal in Amsterdam. It's a good place to take pictures! The ride continues thrugh the canal district which is the 17th century neighberhoud surrounding the old centre of Amsterdam. On any city map it can be clearly seen as half circles that go around the centre. Here you find the majority of the typical Amsterdam canal houses that were once the homes of successful merchants. Unlike modern times, all canal houses are slightly different, although we will see there are some typical similarities among them that unveil their building era. The final stop before returning is at Museumsquare which is the biggest and greenest squares of Amsterdam with beautiful scenic views over the surrounding museums. On one side resides the largest museum of the Netherlands, the Rijksmuseum, where the bigger Rembrandt paintings are on display, on the other side we will see the Concertgebouw, concert hall for classical music. Also located next to the square are the Van Gogh museum, the Stedelijk museum for contemporary art, the Moco museum (Banksky) and the Diamond museum. Enough to keep you busy for a few days if you have the time. You can set a desired location to finish the tour before hand.

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What people are saying about Stedelijk Museum

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 889 reviews

We really enjoyed the Stedelijk Museum! It will become one of our favorites. The museum provided free audio guide, but you should bring your own headphones (not supplied). Not only did we recognize many of the modern artists on the lower flow, but we were learned so much additionally about eco trends in art, fabrics, furniture etc. as well as being able touch and see many of the amazing products. We also enjoyed the many video displays on the upper floor. The museum itself is a piece of art inside and out. It is so unusual. The entrance floor had a black-light and multi-media series of rooms that were fascinating. We also noticed a hands on and "play" area for the little ones. The museum was not crowded. We spent 2 hours and probably could have spent more. Maybe it's because we had no expectations that the museum had such a great impact. We highly recommend!

A fascinating, varied and sometimes bizarre exhibition but certainly pushed one to question the status quo. A thought provoking morning. All personnel were extremely helpful and well informed. Thanks

It was a very good experience visiting the Stedelijk Museum. We enjoyed the exposed contemporary art and the explanations from the audio guide.

This museum offers outstanding exhibits of contemporary and modern art. The atmosphere is spacious and the displays mostly not crowded.

Multimedia displays were on point, amazing book store just take your time and look around