Visitor numbers to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (Netherlands) 2012-2018

Stedelijk Museum is a museum in Amsterdam for contemporary art and design. As of 2018, Stedelijk Museum attracted approximately 705,000 visitors, which is an increase compared to the previous year. The highest visitor volume was reached in 2014, when the museum received roughly 810,000 visitors. Another museum that attracts a significant number of visitors is the Rijksmuseum, which offers a collection of Dutch art and historical items with works of seventeenth century artists like Rembrandt and Vermeer. In 2018, the Rijksmuseum had a little more than 2.15 million visitors. This is a slight decrease compared to the previous year.

History museums attracted the most visitors

The Netherlands had 435 museums in 2017. Noord-Holland offered the most with a little over 90 museums, whereas Zuid-Holland had roughly 80 museums in total. Observing the total number of museum visitors, most visitors visited museums with a history collection in 2017. From the total 31 million people that visited museums, roughly 13.5 million visited history museums, whereas art museums attracted approximately 13 million visitors.

Van Gogh museum most popular

The Van Gogh Museum welcomed a little over 2.2 million visitors and was the museum attracting most visitors in the Netherlands in 2017. From the top ten of the most popular museums in the country, eight were in Amsterdam.

Number of visitors to the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (Netherlands) from 2012 to 2018 (in 1,000s)*

Number of visitors in thousands
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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* The figures have been taken from several publications.

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