News of: Friday, February 12 2010,
Amsterdam's modern art museum, the Stedelijk Museum, will be (partiall) reopened on May 12.
The building has undergone substantial renovation, and has been expanded with a completely new addition.
This new addition will not be opened until somewhere in 2011. This is caused by the fact that the climate system is difficult to implement.
Until the complete reopening of the Stedelijk, the old building will be used for temporary exhibitions.
The Stedelijk Museum closed in 2003, and moved temporarily to a building near the Central Station, that is now going to be demolished. Consequently, Amsterdam has been without a modern art museum for a number of years.
The climate regulation in the old building is still not perfect, so the top works of the Stedelijk Museum collection will remain in storage for the time being.
When the Stedelijk Museum is open again, the Museum Square will have 3 large museums again, together with the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.
See also our Stedelijk Museum page.