Capital Campaign

Make the new Amsterdam Museum possible

City museum of the future

Amsterdam Museum Neutelings Riedijk VOGELVLUCHT NIEUW CROP

Maak het museum mogelijk

Bijna vijftig jaar geleden, bij de viering van het 700-jarig jubileum van de stad Amsterdam, opende het Amsterdam Museum zijn deuren in het voormalige Burgerweeshuis aan de Kalverstraat. Sindsdien maakten miljoenen mensen er kennis met de stadscultuur en de collectie van Amsterdam. Jong en oud ontdekten de vele verhalen over de stad en de Amsterdammers van toen en nu.

Make the new Amsterdam Museum possible

Almost 50 years ago, during the celebration of the 700th anniversary of the city of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Museum opened its doors in the former Orphanage on Kalverstraat. Since then, millions of people have been introduced to Amsterdam's city culture and collection. Young and old have discovered the many stories about the city and the people of Amsterdam, past and present.

A new museum for the city

To make the museum more accessible and visible to and in the city, we are currently working with the City of Amsterdam and Neutelings Riedijk Architects on the renovation and expansion of our main location in the Burgerweeshuis on Kalverstraat - to be completed around 2025 on the occasion of the city's 750th anniversary. This new chapter in the biography of this historic building will open it up to more of Amsterdam's residents and visitors. Both day and night, we will offer a multifunctional and dynamic space to reflect, programme, connect and experience. The stories of super-diverse and multi-voiced Amsterdam - seen from the past, present and future - are central.

City museum of the future

The design by architects Neutelings Riedijk Architects is based on four principles: space for collection and public, accessibility, visibility and sustainability. Since 1975, the museum has been housed in the former orphanage on Kalverstraat. Its location in the heart of the city centre and the rich history of the monument make it the ideal place for the Amsterdam Museum. In order to fulfil the museum's ambitions for generations to come, improvements are urgently needed in the four areas mentioned. Larger museum rooms will be created with more space for the collection, temporary presentations and education. The new, well-equipped multifunctional work and reception rooms and an auditorium will be suitable for debate, workshops and education. The building will have a clear museum route that will give access to all parts, including the monumental ones such as the historical authentic vault - that is not accessible to the public now - and the Regentenkamer. The design provides for a natural routing with a beginning, middle and end. Moreover, the museum will be optimally accessible to everyone, from top to bottom. Also for visitors with physical disabilities. We are also making substantial modernisations in the field of daylight, climate and sustainability. Thus, a closed monument will become an open museum, ready for the future.

Tailor-made participation

The new Amsterdam Museum will soon be there for everyone who feels connected to the city of Amsterdam. But we cannot realise this without your support. Our goal is clear. We need €15 million to build the city museum of the future. Everyone can help us: governments, funds, foundations, businesses and individuals. And every support, large or small, is very welcome. After all, an investment in the renovation of the Amsterdam Museum, at this exceptional location, is an investment in the future of our city. We would be happy to discuss the possibilities of making a lasting impact with your contribution and how we can thank you.

Want to know more? Please contact Marije Fokkema, Manager Development, at or call +31205231721. We look forward to meeting you.