Art galleries in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is the most important cultural and artistic centre to the north from Paris and between London and Cologne. Art galleries play a major role on the rich cultural scene of Amsterdam - along with theatres, concert halls, museums, libraries, design centers, and periodical events such as cultural festivals and art fairs. Especially the galleries in which seek to present the most recent and experimental in paintings, graphics, photography, new Medias, are well represented in Amsterdam. Once a year, usually in May, an art fair of most recent developments in visual arts - Kunst RAI Amsterdam takes place in the city. Furthermore, you will certainly find in Amsterdam galleries, a representation of the excellent Dutch painters, artistic craft continued with pride in this small country, which throughout ages has given the world civilization several of its biggest painters.
An interesting gallery located within 5 minutes walking distance from the Anne Frank House, showing international upcoming artists from Europe, Asia and America. Compelling art shows and always a few interesting pieces in stock. Among the artists of the KochxBos Gallery are Ray Caesar, Sarah Maple, Harma Heikens, Peter Pontiac. Worth a detour.
Eerste Anjeliersdwarsstraat 36; 1015 NR Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 681 45 67
Arti et Amicitiae
Located in the commercial centre of Amsterdam, at the back of the main shopping street Kalverstraat, Arti et Amicitiae is a society of artists and art lovers, with ca.500 artist members and around 1000 Art Lover members. Building accommodating Arti et Amicitiae, is a 19th century house, with four bronze muses on the neoclassical façade from 1854 and an impressive staircase inside, designed by the famous Dutch architect Hendrik P. Berlage, leading to the spacious gallery on the second floor. The society organizes interesting visual arts exhibitions, runs the club, and organizes conferences of artists.
Maatschappij Arti et Amicitiae (est.1839), Rokin 112, 1012 LB Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 20 624 51 34
Exhibitions open: Tuesday – Sunday, 1 pm - 6 pm.
Akinci has an ambition to present new trends a new, modern artists experimenting in a new media field.
Lijnbaansgracht 317 1017 WZ Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 638 04 80 fax +31 20 638 64 85
open: Tuesday - Saturday 1 pm - 18.00
Art Singel 100
Contemporary art gallery representing artists from all over the world led by Pepa Santoplaria. The gallery exhibits also at Sala Dalmau in Barcelona, Spain.
1015 AD Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 625 77 64
Open during the exhibitions: Wednesday through Saturday 1 pm – 5.30 pm, 1st Sunday of the month 2 pm – 5 pm. Between the exhibits open only upon an appointment.
Amsterdam's Braggiotti Gallery specializes in Dutch and International contemporary glass art. The gallery is located in the center on the Singel Canal, one block from the flower market. Open Wednesday - Saturday from 12:00 to 18:00 or by appointment.
Singel 424, 1016 AK Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 20 638 96 54
Carla Koch, Gallery
Gallery Carla Koch specializes in modern art with an accent on ceramics and glass.
Veemkade 500 (6th floor), , building Detroit, 1019 HE Amsterdam
Phone/fax: + 31 642 397 440, Open upon appointment.
Clement, Galerie and Printshop
A gallery and a shop selling artist prints with an accent on abstract art, run by the master printer Piet Clement and his wife Catherina. Gallery Clement is located at the Prinsengracht, just a short walk from Rijksmuseum, close to the famous Spiegelkwartier. At the back of the small shop with a large collection of prints, there is a famous workshop where among other prints of David Hockney (a known print called "French Shop") and Jim Dine were printed by Piet Clement and his collaborators. That was the original Printshop, a printing place serving artists combined with a shop to sell their work. Good exhibitions of graphics and paintings in a spacious gallery above the Printshop. Among the artists of the gallery: Jan Cremer, Jeroen Henneman, Harrie Gerritz.
Galerie Clement/Printshop (est.1968), Prinsengracht 843-845, 1017 KB Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 20 625 16 56
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 5.30 pm
An impressive commercial art gallery guided by Nico Delaive, presenting already accepted Dutch and international artists. Among the artists whose works you may see at the Delaive Gallery are such big names as Sam Francis (paintings and works on paper), Yves Klein, Pablo Picasso (prints), Niki de Saint Phalle, Fontana, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall (prints), Karel Appel, Corneille, Pierre Alechinsky, Constant, Eugène Brands, Gerti Bierenbroodspot.
Gallery Delaive(est. 1983), Nieuwe Spiegelgracht 23, 1017 JP Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 620 41 30
Open: Tuesday – Saturday 11.00-17.30, Sunday 12.00-17-00
De Witte Voet, Galerie
De Witte Voet(The White Foot)is focused on modern ceramics. The owner Annemiek Boissevain describes the gallery’s profile as ´actual art´ so often exhibitions go beyond limitation of clay as the basic material.
Galerie De Witte Voet (est.1975), Kerkstraat 135, 1017 GE Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 625 84 12
Open: Wednesday – Saturday 12.00-17.00 and 1st Sunday of the month 14.00–17.00
Franzis Engels Galerie
Art is displayed in every corner of a 4 story house. The collection is renewed every two months.
Franzis Engels Galerie, Contemporary art, Nieuwevaart 200, 1018ZN Amsterdam
Phone: +31 206264487, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open: Thursday - Saturday 13:00-18:00
Gerhard Hofman Gallery
An ambitious gallery seeking to show upcoming Dutch and German artists striving for museum recognition and wider reputation as Matthias Schaufler, Marnix Goossens, Jeroen Allart, Jan van der Ploeg, Peter Vos, Meindert Koelink; with an accent on new events in visual arts. Usually surprising exhibitions.
Gerhard Hofland Gallery (est. 1982 as Aschenbach & Hofland), Bilderdijkstraat 165c, 1053 KP, Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 20 412 17 72
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 12 am - 5 pm, also 1st Sunday of the month: 12 am - 5 am. Opening times may vary at different times of the year.
Jaski Art Gallery
A known commercial gallery owned by the former Dutch tennis champion Tom Okker, who was ranked (ATP) among the World's Top Ten Singles players for seven consecutive years, 1968 thru 1974. Okker retired from tennis in 1980 and since 1988, Jaski Art Gallery has been established at the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat. Jaski is specialized in CoBrA abstract movement with big names as Karel Appel, Corneille, Asger Jorn, C.H.Pedersen, Constant and Eugène Brands. Jaski Art Gallery regularly organizes exhibitions, some of them in collaboration with the Van der Togt museum and the CoBrA museum, both in Amstelveen, near Amsterdam. Jaski led by Okker together with Nico Koster has also an eye for post-CoBrA developments, and younger artists.
Jaski Art Gallery (est.1988), Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 29, 1017 DB Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 620 39 39
Open: Wednesday - Sunday 12.00-18.00, Monday and Tuesday on appointment.
Located in the heart of the old district of Jordan, just across the canal from the House of Anne Frank, Gallery Kuhler specializes in modern artistic glass.
Kuhler Glasgalerie, Prinsengracht 134, 1015 EB Amsterdam
Phone:+ 31 638 02 30
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 12.00-18.00 and each 1st Sunday of the month 13.00-16.00.
Le Salon Rouge
An interesting personal selection of art by the owner Elisabeth Den Bieman De Haas, mostly from CoBrA movement (Corneille, Brands) but also other artists from the Netherlands but also from France and other countries.
Le Salon Rouge (est. 1974 as Galerie Elisabeth den Bieman de Haas), Passedersgracht 17 A, 1016 XG Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 20 626 10 12 or cellular +31 651 519 658
For contact please use the form on the gallery’s website. Open only upon appointment.
Lieve Hemel, Galerie
Probably the best gallery in Amsterdam specialized in the realistic contemporary Dutch paintings. The owners Koen and Yvonne Nieuwendijk put accent on traditional artistic craftsmanship. Often exhibitions of realistic sculptures and interesting ceramics and silver.
Galerie Lieve Hemel (est.1968), Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 3, 1017 DB Amsterdam
(former address 1971-1996: Vijzelgracht 6)
Phone: 020 623 00 60
Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 11.00 – 18.00 and by appointment.
Martin van Zomeren, Galerie
Contemporary art and phtography.
1016 HJ Amsterdam
Tel +31 611 370 211
Email: email@example.com Open Wednesday - Saturday 13:00-18:00.
Mokum was the name given to Amsterdam centuries ago by Jews. The Mokum gallery used to be famous for its interest in the Dutch magical realism. Now still a very good collection of finest Dutch realistic paintings and often an interesting presentation of the artist working in realistic traditional way abroad as far as United States and China.
Galerie Mokum (est. 1962), Oudezijds Voorburgwal 334, 1012 GM Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 624 39 58
Open: Wednesday - Saturday from 12.00-17.00 and each 1st Sunday of the month 13.00-17.00 and by appointment.
Paul Andriesse, Galerie
A selection of modern art from Netherlands and beyond. Artists include among others: Marlene Dumas, Irene Hohenbüchler, Willem Oorebeek, Jan van de Pavert, Giuseppe Penone, John Riddy, Thomas Struth, Lidwien van de Ven, James Welling. Interesting exhibitions. No stock.
Galerie Paul Andriesse, Leliegracht 47, 1016 GT Amsterdam
Phone:+31 20 6236237
Open: times may vary, during the exhibitions: Tuesday - Friday, 11 am – 5 pm, Postal address: Postbus 10 524, 1001 EM Amsterdam
The Petit Gallery is located in a traditional Amsterdam house not far from the Historical Museum of Amsterdam. The gallery has the most complete selection of the Dutch graphic art, a huge stock of original prints by almost 80 Dutch artists it represents. Furthermore Galerie Petit presents exhibitions of paintings and prints. The owners couple, Ton and Dobs van Dijk put an accent on realism in their selection.
Galerie Petit (est.1970), N.Z. Voorburgwal 270 1012 RS Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 626 75 07
Open: Tuesday - Saturday, 11.00–17.00
Reflex Modern Art Gallery
Although directed to the large public, Reflex Art Gallery usually presents known international names, already recognized by its artistic quality as Appel, Arman, Berrocal, Boffil, Corneille. Reflex is located just 50 meters from the Rijksmuseum going direction the old centre of Amsterdam. The Reflex gallery led by Ria and Lex Daniëls is specialized in CoBrA, New Realism and Fluxus art movements.
Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Weteringschans 79-a, 1017 RX Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 627 28 32
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 11.00-18.00
Smelik & Stokking, Galerie
Smelik & Stokking is an Amsterdam division of the well known in the Netherlands, existing for more than 35 years gallery in The Hague. The gallery conveniently situated in the Spiegelkwartier among the antique shops and galleries, not far from the Rijksmuseum. Smelik & Stokking has a good selection of contemporary West European sculptors and painters with such names among
painters as Kevin Hendley, Aat Verhoog, France Wagner, Edwin Aafjes and sculptors: Kees Verkade, Odile Kinart, Gerard Brouwer and many others. Apart from the interesting exhibitions, always a rich and interesting collection of art in stock.
Galerie Smelik & Stokking (est. in Amsterdam 1999), Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 37, 1015 KR Amsterdam
Phone:+ 31 20 622 54 96, cellular: +31 622 95 70 50
Open: weekdays: 11 am - 5.30 pm, Saturday, Sunday: 12 am - 5.30 pm. Closed on Monday.
Steltman gallery is located just a step from the Riksmuseum. The owner, Gerrit Steltman is representing only a few internationally recognized artists with their works always on display: Czech designer Bořek Šipek, painters – Englishman Michael Parkes, Italians - Massimo Rao and Giovanni Tomassi Ferroni, Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf.
Galerie Steltman (est.1970), Jan Luikenstraat 16, 1071 CN Amsterdam
Phone:+ 31 20 622 86 83
By appointment only.
Torch is one of the most famous new art galleries in Amsterdam, specialized in photography and new medias. To get the feeling of the experimental sense of humor of the gallery’s owner Adriaan van der Have, visit Torch home page. American porn star turned photographer – Annie Sprinkle as well as famous pop stars photographer Anton Corbijn and former Nazi talented propaganda filmmaker, in modern times photographer - Leni Riefenstal exhibited here.
Torch Gallery(est.1984), Lauriergracht 94, 1016 RN Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 626 02 84
Open: Times may vary. Usually: Thursday – Saturday 14.00-18.00, or by appointment.
Located in an old garage, Walls organizes 6 to 8 exhibitions per year with program best described as a mix of contemporary art. Walls Gallery also provides a platform for Design Academy in Eindhoven graduates and also represents young artists among which are Anke Feuchtenberger, Jen Mann, KAMP HORST, Martine Johanna, ROYALSTEEZ, Sander Dekker, Silas and Wouter Nijland.
Walls Gallery, Prinsengracht 737; 1015 AD Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 20 616 95 97
Photographic gallery led by a known photographer Wanda Michalak, specializing in new international artistic developments in photography with an accent on artists from Poland.
WM Gallery (est.2000), Elandsgracht 35,1016 TN Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 421 11 13
Open:Thursday – Saturday and 1st Sunday of the month, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wouter van Leeuwen, Galerie Amsterdam
Wouter van Leeuwen simple, white walls gallery specializes in photography, presenting the biggest recognized names in contemporary photography. The selection of photographs, mostly black and white is amazing, often giving the visitor an opportunity to see the original prints of the world famous pictures. Among the photographers Wouter van Leeuwen permanently represents are big names like Sam Haskins, Frank Horvat, Melvin Sokolsky and Ellen von Unwerth.
Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen (est.2001), Hazenstraat 27, 1016 SM Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 652 031 540 or + 31 10 411 77 78
Open: Thursday - Saturday 12.00 - 18.00