Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar
Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar
4.5
Art Museums • History Museums
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar, which opened in 1875, is one of the oldest museums in the Netherlands. The museum manages the Alkmaar City Council collection, with more than 12,000 objects. The collection of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century paintings is outstanding, with masterpieces of national significance. The museum is also known for its large collection of Bergen School works. Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar is the city of Alkmaar’s memory and the starting point for anyone who wants to experience and discover the history and art of Alkmaar and the surrounding area. This is presented in a topical and personal way in changing and interactive exhibitions for young and old.
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Georgina
Lelystad, The Netherlands4 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
Located in the middle of the historic centre, across the St. Laurens church, the museum showcases an interactive history class about the siege of Alkmaar. Besides, the art exhibition about the Bergen School it’s delightful. We enjoyed our time!
The museum store annex coffee place has much to offer as souvenirs.
Worth the visit!
Written March 30, 2023
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wvdm2016
Bloemendaal, The Netherlands335 contributions
Mar 2020
Alkmaar is generally a very charming place, with tourists often coming on the day of cheese market. That's really very touristy. Go there only if you are a REAL tourist. For the rest Alkmaar is lovely and the Stedelijk Museum has great exhibitions and a very interesting collection. The top floor has a good collection of artists from the Bergen School. And some of the temporary exhibitions were really great! If you go to Alkmaar, check it out.
Written March 12, 2020
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Stefan L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands223 contributions
Jul 2020
Spend a wonderful time looking at the marvelous paintings that once were part of the Paul Rijkens Collection. Rijkens founded Unilever, made the Bilderberg Meetings happen, and was a great patron and connoisseur of contemporary art. Really worth a visit!
It's a nice museum, and very well organized now under Covid-19 rules!
Written July 29, 2020
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Thank you for your compliment, we much appreciate it. Best regards, Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar
Written October 2, 2020
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Tanja S
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia1,371 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Alkmaar is usually associated with cheese. Now it has a Picasso connection as well at the Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar (07.06.2016 - 28.08.2016). Captivating! In case you wonder, the chair is not just a chair, but the chair Picasso used to paint "Les Belles Hollandaises". Hence it got a place in the museum as well.

BTW, the exhbition room is relatively small, so there are visiting slots for 30 minutes max. We were lucky. We stayed for 35 minutes, reading and enjoying the many sketches. The bi-lingual commentary is excellent, in Dutch (of course) and in English.

The museum shows a 2nd special exhibition called "Van Blaaderen - Modernist in Bergen" form 27.02.2016 - 28.08.201. An eye opener. We loved it. At the time, Van Blaaderen (1873 - 1935) was seen as one of the most important modern artists of the Netherlands. His paintings reportedly fetched more money than a Mondriaan painting (at the time).

The museum is walking distance from the railway station.
Written June 17, 2016
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gerdav2013
Amsterdam, The Netherlands15 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
Alkmaar's city museum is smallish, but extremely well presented. One hall is dedicated to the siege of Alkmaar in the 16th century, whilst the other hall presents the prosperity of the town in the 17th century. They have some beautiful paintings. The modern city is still recognisable on the old paintings as the landmarks are well preserved. It is also interesting for foreign visitors as explanations are both given in Dutch and English.
Written August 1, 2014
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bas k
Amstelveen, The Netherlands29,790 contributions
Nov 2019
This small but interesting temp.expo offers paintings by the 3 generations of the artist family Toorop.
Jan Toorop (Java 1858-Den Haag 1928),Charley Toorop (Katwijk 1891- Bergen N-H 1955) and Edgar Fernhout (Bergen N-H1912-Bergen N-H1974) used a wide variety of styles and techniques.
The permanent collection offers a fine selection of old masters and modern art of the so called" Bergense School"
Written November 5, 2019
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HaNosseah
Basel, Switzerland251 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We visited the exhibition on the victory by the defenders of Alkmaar against the Spanish invaders in 1573 and thought that it was very well done. It brought the story to life in an informative and entertaining way. We then saw the Golden Age art from Alkmaar, which also tells you a lot about the city’s history. All in all, certainly worth a short visit.
Written June 27, 2019
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John W
Sacramento, CA199 contributions
Feb 2014 • Solo
It so happened I was the only person for the English-speaking tour. So, I had my own private tour of the special design exhibit, Wanders. The guide was excellent. This museum also has an excellent bookstore. This is the "city" museum and focuses more on modern (1950-80) art. It is every bit as good as the "old masters" museums.
Written February 13, 2014
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HarryAlkmaar
Alkmaar14 contributions
Mar 2013
I come here once every two months on average. Since the refurbishment it's not only an authentic museum with beautiful and informatie exhibitions but als a trendy place to have a cup of coffe with friends or business colleaugues.
Written March 31, 2013
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Nadim C
101 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
This is not a large museum but has a good selection of Modern Art we enjoyed the selection on display and definitely saw some interesting art work.
Written February 19, 2017
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