Reopened at the end of 2012 after a major revamp, the Stedelijk Museum is home to one of the Netherlands' most celebrated collections of modern and contemporary art. Walking through the halls whisks travelers on a journey through the world's most innovative art movements, from iconic Andy Warhol prints and memorable impressionist works by Matisse and Cezanne to extraordinary Rodin sculptures.
The vast and eclectic collection also includes pieces by Van Gogh, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, while boasting an additional gallery devoted to Dutch Art Nouveau, or 'De Stijl,' with works by homegrown artists such as Piet Mondrian and Gerrit Rietveld.
A striking new wing, designed by architects Benthem Crouwel, is as bold as the artwork it harbors. The modernist façade, a shimmering white design aptly nicknamed 'the bath tub,' serves as a provocative declaration of the museum's artistic sensibilities – equally inspiring and polarizing.
Founded in 1874, the Stedelijk Museum is located on the Museumplein in Amsterdam's renowned Museum Quarter.