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.
Elegant and lively gallery presenting mostly young artists from the Netherlands and abroad. ‘Walls Gallery’ charges no commission on sales but rents to exhibiting artists a fragment of its exhibition walls – hence the name. The gallery program transpires artistic diversity with an accent on new events in painting and photography.
Walls Gallery: Prinsengracht 737; 1015 AD Amsterdam
Telephone: +31 20 616 95 97
Young and active gallery specialized in the street art – graffiti, stencil art, comic art, lowbrow, punk. The ArTicks gallery represents several artist collectives from Amsterdam as Codex Inferno, Mokum Zoo, IKS Crew, Hot Mama Hot, Free Jordan Fighters and individual Pan-Europen artists as Daniël Recal Oosterman, Blade, Miel Krutzmann, Telmo Pieper, Karma, Peter Meyn and Merijn Kavelaars.
ArTicKs Gallery and Art Consultancy
Address: Singel 88; 1015 AD Amsterdam
ABC Treehouse Gallery
Treehouse is a project of The American Book Center and was begun in 1998. Since 2001, the gallery has specialized in group expositions, with an emphasis on young and foreign artists.
ABC Treehouse Gallery (est.1998), Voetboogstraat 11 (near Spui).
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 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 20 623 35 08
Exhibitions open: Tuesday – Sunday, 13.00-18.00.
Akinci has an ambition to present new trends a new, modern artists experimenting in a new media field.
Lijnbaansgracht 317 1017 WZ Amsterdam
tel +31 20 6380480 fax +31 20 6386485
open: Tuesday - Saturday 13.00 - 18.00
Art Singel 100
Contemporary art gallery led by Pepa Santoplaria.
1015 AD Amsterdam
Phone: +31 (020) 6257764
Open: Wednesday through Saturday 13.00 – 17.30, 1st Sunday of the month 14.00 – 17.00
Aschenbach & Hofland, Galleries
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. Located at the busy and constantly under the constant reconstruction - Bilderdijkstraat.
Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries (est. 1982), Bilderdijkstraat 165c, 1053 KP Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 20 412 17 72
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 12.00-17.00, 1st Sunday of the month 12.00-17.00. Opening times may vary at different times of the year.
Bart, Galerie Amsterdam
This is a new gallery conveniently located just across the water of the Prinsengracht canal, at the corner with the worth visiting side canal - Bloemgracht. The gallery specializes with new and upcoming artists, mainly from the Netherlands. There is an accent on paintings and photography broadly seen, penetrating the artistic connections between these disciplines. In addition Galerie Bart often exhibits large spectacular sculptures from the new materials, as rubber or epoxy. The selection is always interesting, with interesting young artists and often changing exhibits.
Galerie Bart (established 2007), Bloemgracht 2, 1015TH Amsterdam, phone: +31(0)20 320 62 08
Open: Thursday and Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday: 12 a.m. – 5 p.m.; on other days - on appointment
A small gallery with sculptures, mostly bronzes, at one of the nice shopping streets in the old city. Interesting selection of hundreds of small sculptures of all styles and expressions exhibited on simple shelves – more a shop than a gallery and therefore the Dutch name of the place - De Beeldenwinkel, in English translates as the Shop of Sculptures.
De Beeldenwinkel (est.2000), Berenstraat 29, 1016 GG Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 20 676 49 03
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 12.00-18.00
Binnen is a gallery of design objects and furniture.´Binnen´ means in Dutch ´inside. The gallery shows mostly Dutch young designers and new events in European design. Very interestingly managed by Helen van Ruiten. Permanent collection, as well as shows presenting certain themes.
Galerie Binnen (est.1983), Keizersgracht 82, 1015 CT Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 20 625 96 03
Open: Wednesday – Saturday, 12.00-18.00
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.
Prinsengracht 510, Amsterdam
Phone/fax: + 31 20 639 01 98
Open: Thursday - Saturday 12.00 – 18.00, first Sunday of the month 14.00 – 18.00
Clement, Galerie and Printshop
A gallery and a shop with prints, with an accent on abstract art, Gallery Clement is 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 Spiegekwartier. At the back of the small shop with a large collection of prints on sale, 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 workers. That was the original Printshop, printing place serving the artists combined with the shop to sell their work. Good exhibitions of graphics and paintings in the more 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: + 31 625 16 56
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 11.00-17.30
Collection d´Art Contemporary art gallery
Collection d´Art, has a big prestige in Amsterdam. The owner Cora de Vries is focused on modern painting. Among the artists of Collection d´art gallery you may find so important names as Germans: Georg Baselitz, Markus Lüpertz; living in Belgium painter Ysbrant and important Dutch painters of older generation: Ger Lataster and Co Westerik.
Collection d´art (est.1969), Keizersgracht 516, 1017 EJ Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 622 15 11
Open: Wednesday - Saturday 13.00-17.00
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.
Elisabeth Den Bieman De Haas, Galerie
An interesting personal selection of art by the owner Elisabeth Den Bieman De Haas, mostly from CoBrA movement (Corneille, Brands) but also other artists, mostly from the Netherlands but also from France and other countries. Small but artistically important gallery in the area of antic shops and galleries in a proximity of the Rijksmuseum - Spiegelkwartier.
Galerie Elisabeth Den Bieman De Haas (est. 1974), Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 44, 1017 DG Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 6261012
Open: Tuesday – Friday 11.30-17.30, Saturday 11.30-17-00
Sunday 13.00-17.00, summer opening times may vary.
Gallery Hug is a gallery for the international photography representing 20 modern artists, mostly British, because the director of Hug, Addie Vassie (neé Elliott) before her arrival to the Netherlands has been a museum curator in the UK. In its space in the heart of the Jordaan, Hug also shows selected exhibitions of the classic photography showing original prints of the big names like Lartigue or Suschitzky. Hug – Gallerie for International Photography (est.2003) Eerste Tuindwarsstraat 16
1015 RV Amsterdam
Phone : + 31 20 489 40 42
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 11.00 – 18.00, Mondays by appointment only & the first Sunday of the month 13.00 – 16.00
at 2e Goudsbloemdwarstraat 18, Amsterdam 1015 JZ
opened in December 2005. It features paintings and constructions by Bartolomeu dos Santos, Ann Hornback, Olga A. Moore, Jim Collier, Enrique Gomez Fernandez, and Bert Hornback. Hours of opening are 13.00-16.00 Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday 10.00-16.30. The director is Bert Hornback, an American of Dutch ancestry; the curator is Enrique Gomez Fernandez.
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.
K&B, Galerie is located in a nice, old house further from centre of Amsterdam, in an old village of Sloten, that now lies inside the city of Amsterdam city limits. K&B presents paintings and sculptures carefully selected by the owner, former film distributor Hans Ecksteen and Jakop Maarschalk. Artists of the gallery include not only Dutch: Nelson Carrilho, José van Gool, Saskia Heuer, Diana Thiry and Anton Vrede; but also German: Christian Rotmann, Ena Lindenbaur and Klaus Zylla and from Portugal: Fernando Pinheiro.
K&B (est.1989), Galerie, Sloterweg 1301, 1066 CL Amsterdam tel. + 31 6140343
Open: daily 8.30-16.30, every 2nd and 3rd Sunday of the month 15.00-17.00 and by 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.
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. Among the artists of the gallery there are
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.
A selection of contemporary decorative West European paintings, ceramics and sculptures carefully selected by the owner Mrs. Luchien C. Kraal.
Galerie Lughien (est.1977), Reestraat 17, 1016 DM Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 625 31 93
Open: Wednesday - Sunday 12.00-18.00
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. http://www.gmvz.com/
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, Prinsengracht 116, 1015 EA Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 623 62 37 Open: times may vary, during the exhibitions: Tuesday - Friday, 11.00–17.00,
Saturday and 1st Sunday of the month 14.00–18.00.
Paule Carré Art & Design
The new gallery in South Amsterdam, run by the Lebanese born woman designer Paule Carré, striving to promote the Mediterranean spirit in the Dutch culture. The feeling of pleasure and luxury, with an accent on modern design: fine hand-made furniture, design objects and jewelry, along with women's fashion. At the same time, the gallery organizes regular art shows for international artists.
Paule Carré Art & Design Gallery (established 2007), Cornelis Schuytstraat 44, 1071 JK Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 675 6800
Open: Monday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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
Six Images, Foto Galerie
A tiny photographic gallery located in the picturesque area of Jordan district, showing on white walls exhibitions of photographers from Central and Eastern Europe. Usually only six original photographs are shown. The owner Mr. Michal Winiecki himself of Polish descent, has a good eye for selecting unknown young Polish, Russian and German photographers.
Six Images Foto Galerie (est.2002), Boomstraat 6,1015 LC Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 638 26 24
Open: Thursday – Saturday and 1st Sunday of the month 14.00–17.30 and on appointment
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, is independently led by the owner Sander Rademakers. 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, Dana Andreev, Francoise Abraham 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), Prinsengracht 572, 1015 KR Amsterdam
Phone:+ 31 622 54 96
Open: daily 11.00-17.30
Steltman gallery is just a step from the Spiegelgracht - the antique shops street of Amsterdam, very near Riksmuseum. The owner, Gerrit Steltman is representing just a few internationally recognized artists with their works 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), Prinsengracht 799, 1017 KA Amsterdam
Phone:+ 31 622 86 83
Open: Tuesday-Friday 11.00-18.00, Saturday 11.00-17.00.
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.
Based at the Herenstraat, a nice small street with several design, fashion and antique shops and some good small restaurants just across the street, Galerie Vielieers that also calls itself Salon d´Art, specializes in figurative oil paintings. The owner André Vielieers is mostly interested in paintings by artists from the Netherlands and Belgium, but sometimes paintings from Spain, US or England are on show at Vielieers. In the basement of the Vielieers gallery, you will find an interesting selection of paintings and small sculptures permanently in stock. On the gallery’s website, you may see the live view of the gallery from a webcam.
Galerie Vieleers - Salon d'Art (est.1991), Herenstraat 23, 1015 BZ Amsterdam
Phone: + 31 623 24 95 Fax: + 31 20 620 62 88
Open: Wednesday – Saturday and 1st Sunday of the month 13.00–17.00.
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
Possibly you may also look for the Amsterdam Art Gallery Hotel
which is close to Leidseplein square.