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The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam offers a range of extraordinary venues!

The Stedelijk Museum is the largest museum for modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands, an international institution rooted in Amsterdam. After the renovation of its historic building and the construction of an iconic new wing by renowned Dutch architects benthem Crouwel, the Stedelijk celebrated its grand reopening in September 2012. From smaller spaces for more intimate occasions to venues that can hold up to 1000, the Stedelijk Museum now offers a range of venues to suit all kinds of events. Each space has its own individual, distinctive character.


The Stedelijk Museum is situated on Museumplein, the cultural hub of Amsterdam. it is easily accessible by public transport and parking is also available in the facility underneath Museumplein. This lively area has lots to offer, with bustling restaurants, shops, and cafés. 

Schiphol Foyer

The Schiphol Foyer is the stunning new entrance area of the Stedelijk Museum that opens out into Museumplein. This spacious, airy hall is a wonderful location to host receptions and can be used separately (with a capacity for 200 guests), or in conjunction with other spaces. unique to the Schiphol Foyer is the combination of historic and new  architecture – this is where the original building seamlessly merges with the futuristic new wing. This sense of past, present, and future is enhanced by the extraordinary architectural-scale textile by, Inside Outside, and the 14-meter-high artwork by Louise Lawler. The spectacular Schiphol Foyer will undoubtedly bring a “wow” factor to your reception.

Teijin Auditorium

The Teijin Auditorium is situated on the first floor of the new wing of the museum. it is a multi-functional space measuring 13-by-13 meters, with a 50-square-meter projection wall. The venue comes complete with a light and sound installation and projector. The Auditorium also features removable seating; with seats, it offers capacity for 200 guests and without seating, it can hold a group of around 275.

Zadelhoff Café and Hallway Area

The beautiful Zadelhoff Café and the hallway around the grand staircase in the historic building are ideal for catered events. This is the perfect setting for a seated or standing buffet dinner or reception. Depending on the type of event you are planning, there is capacity for up to 300 guests. And for parties of up to 500, the ground floor hallway area is also available. The iconic light installation by American artist Dan Flavin, who created the piece in 1986 specifically for the museum’s spectacular hallway, evokes a unique atmosphere.

More information

For further details about renting space or event bookings, please contact our Event department by phone 020 5732 732 or e-mail

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