3. They have their own library
The Stedelijk has a proper library, a room with computers and all the tools that you may need to work on your art project, write your thesis or just quench your thirst for knowledge. If you want to buy one of the books that they have in their shop, you can first check out most of their own books inside the museum. There are some big tables by the entrance with their most popular publications and any visitor is welcome to sit and look through them.
4. Their gift shop
Are you into original gifting? This is your place. In the Stedelijk’s gift shop you will find not only amazing pieces inspired by their collections, as well as books, posters and postcards, but also many original products that will capture your attention. For adults and for children, their small selection of items will fit everybody. Are you into Kawaii or Scandinavian design? You will find something for you, I am pretty sure of that!
The Stedelijk is a very dynamic museum: everything is in constant change. Performances created several decades ago are still modern and very eclectic. If you not only like art, but feel passionate about design, this is definitely your museum. Paintings aren’t going to be your only source of inspiration, as is the case in many other museums. It is not about paintings, it is about a concept: sculptures, performances, furniture, colours, shapes, lights and sounds. Everything will try to catch your attention. Everything is a source of inspiration.
If you are into controversial topics, this is your place. Like most Modern or Contemporary art creations, they don’t follow the conventional beauty standards that most artists throughout history have tried to pursue. The artists exhibited in the Stedelijk are rebellious, smart and original. Most of the art pieces look like trash or like strange items placed in the middle of an empty room. If you take the time to read the explanation behind each and every single one of them, you will find in them a moral reflection on today’s reality, and ironic ways of facing it.