Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum is located in Amsterdam, Netherlands that was founded in 1874 by a group of citizens in Amsterdam led by C.P. van Eeghen. Eeghen and his group donated funds and various art collections in order to establish a museum in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. The intended purpose of the museum was to be devoted to modern art. Originally, the collection was housed at the Rijksmuseum and moved to its present day location in 1895. In the beginning, the Stedelijk Museum contained an assortment of works by contemporary Dutch and French masters as well as period rooms. By the 1920s, the museum’s collection was exclusively concentrated on modern and contemporary art. Also, it is the largest Dutch museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. The museum’s collection consists of works by famous artists including Vincent van Gogh and Andy Warhol.