Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar
Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Tanja S
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia1,366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 17 June 2016
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gerdav2013
Amsterdam, The Netherlands15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 1 August 2014
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bas k
Amstelveen, The Netherlands32,764 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 5 November 2019
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HaNosseah
Basel, Switzerland241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 27 June 2019
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John W
Sacramento, CA193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 13 February 2014
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HarryAlkmaar
Alkmaar14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 31 March 2013
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Nadim C
99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 19 February 2017
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Jeroen B
Vleuten, The Netherlands128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
We enjoyed the temporary exhibitions, especially the one of Van Blaaderen. The Picasso exhibition was a bit disappointing with only 2 paintings and a chair. The Golden age collection of paintings is impressive just like the 'Bergen School'-collection. Would recommend for a visit.
Written 10 August 2016
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Rinske1215
Grootebroek2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
It is an interesting museum. Lots of history! It is not a museum I would take my children to but for an adult it's great!
Written 14 April 2016
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WorldTravelOne
Amsterdam, The Netherlands9,109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Solo
The story of September/October 1616 is fascinating. The visual effects of a video image of a real person talking to you that is motion activated is very smart. The audio part though is a bit cumbersome because the screens of different parts of the Spanish siege are in hearing distance from each other and that makes it harder to concentrate on 'your' part of the historic tale. Something to be fixed to get a better than average score. I am not saying that you should not visit this museum - because you should - it is just that the beautiful display could be made a bit better still to ad to the visitor experience. The other thing that could be better is the signage to the different parts of the museum (not very clear at all now).
Written 31 October 2015
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