Experience the Art Galleries Centre Amsterdam!
Amsterdam’s excellent art galleries offer collections of some of the world’s finest art.
ART GALLERIES CENTRE AMSTERDAM
Photography, sculpture, collage and painting
Openening expo David Kretschmer
Exclusively dealing with what it calls global ‘crème-de-la-crème’ in contemporary art, Amstel Gallery interprets significant art-movements and reflects on them with various mediums like photography, sculpture, collage and painting. In addition to their regular exhibition schedule, they host and organize special presentations in combination with the fashion world.
Open: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m, Saturday noon – 5 p.m
Adress: Stadhouderskade 155, 1074 BC, tel 628 567 830
Website: Amstel Gallery
Reflex Modern Art Gallery
Paintings and photography
Daido Moriyama ‘New York’ 2001:2011 silver gelatin print
Daido Moriyama ‘Another Country in New York’
Reflex Modern Art Gallery, presents the work of young contemporary artists, with an emphasis on current photography and painting.
The gallery opened its doors in 2003 and focuses to a broad public. Reflex organizes annual four to six solo-and two to three group exhibitions. The Gallery regularly cooperates with artists on special editions. The recently published book ‘The Cabinet’, in cooperation with British photographer Miles Aldridge is an example. Other publications are ‘Kaori’ of Nobuyoshi Araki, & ‘Road to Erehwon’ of Robin Lowe, ‘Violence and Passion’ of Erwin Olaf. The Reflex Gallery is specialized in Cobra, New Realism and Fluxus Art move.
Open: Tuesday – Saturday 11.00-18.00.
Address: Weteringschans 79-a, 1017 RX, tel + 31 627 28 32.
Paintings, Sculptures and lithographs
Gallery Renssen, work by Renssen Amsterdam
Gallery Renssen work by Renssen
A collection of paintings, sculptures and lithographs of Erik Renssen, inspired by his favorite masters Picasso, Modigliani and Morandi. Erik Renssen is a figurative painter and sculptor with an eye for configuration and texture, however some might find his works a bit resorting to clichés or recognizable formulas. However, his portfolio is characterized by an enormous range, not only of subject matter but also in his use of color and materials.
Open: D aily from 12 -17 pm
Address: Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 44, 1017 DG, tel +31(0)20 421 8359.
Graphic techniques, lithographs Marc Chagall
Chagall Litho, Gallery Wuyt Amsterdam
Small gallery with over a thousand graphic works of Russian-born French artist art by Marc Chagall(1887-1985) on offer, Wuyt counts among the world’s biggest galleries in this field. Established in 2001 the gallery showcases comprehensive rotating displays of the graphic work of the symbolist artist, from its extensive collection of original pieces (such as color lithographs, woodcuts and etchings) as well as works made with other graphic techniques (like ‘pochoirs’) and special prints.
Address: Spiegelgracht 32, 1017 JS, Tel 020 624 3892
Modern paintings prints Dutch & international
Karel Appel painting
Work by Dutch artist Corneille, , Gallery Delaive Amsterdam
One of the leading galleries for modern and contemporary art in the Netherlands, guided by Nico Delaive. The gallery is presenting 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. An important feature of the Gallery are the works by Artist Takashi Murakami one of the most thoughtful-and thought-provoking-Japanese artists of the 1990s. Murakami is also internationally recognized for his collaboration with designer Marc Jacobs to create handbags and other products for the Louis Vuitton fashion house.
Open: Tuesday – Saturday 11-5.30 pm , Sunday 12 -5 pm
Address: Nieuwe Spiegelgracht 23, 1017 JP, Tel 020 620 41 30
Ron Mandos Gallery
Actual developments in contemporary art
Nick Ervinck work
Nick Ervinck work
A podium to young talent as well as top international artists, taking you along the frayed edges of society and life. Mandos particularly focuses on multidisciplinary artist working with new and dynamic ways of representation, casting light on the unanticipated and previously concealed aspects of everyday experience. Mandos seeks to give a platform to those works where the complex interrelations of artist, artwork and ordinary practice are played out. The shows often consist of installations, photographs and videos, but also paintings seeking sensations of difficulty and collision with the ‘norm’ – by a combination of techniques and operations that work as dialectical oppositions.
Open: Wed – Sat, 12 – 6 pm
Address: Prinsengracht 282 1016 HJ, Tel 020 3207036,
Website: Ron Mandos
Underground contemporary art.
Proudly specializing in urban contemporary and street art, ArTicks Gallery is a refreshing addition to the Amsterdam art scene. Young and active gallery specialized in the street art – graffiti, stencil art, comic art, lowbrow and ‘punk’ breaking the hold of manufactured media culture. Calm atmosphere but filled with pieces bringing various emotions. 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.
Open: not mentioned
Address: Singel 88; 1015 AD, Tel 020 737 1505
New media with experimental pulse
Acryl by Wolfgang Pauli
Displays of new trends and modern artists, Akinci’s vision is to reveal both the experimental pulse running through its program combined with the precision of the artists investigating their methods and aims experimenting in a new media field.
Open: Tuesday – Saturday 1 – 6 pm
Address: Lijnbaansgracht 317 1017 WZ, Tel +31 20 6380480
Art Singel 100
ceramics -Tejo Philips
Gallery led by Pepa Santoplaria with a selection of modern art from Netherlands and beyond.
Art Singel 100 is 25 years active and part of the art scene of Amsterdam.
Open: Wednesday – Saturday 1 – 5.30 pm, 1st Sunday of the month 2- 5 pm
Address: Singel 100
1015 AD, Tel: +31 (020) 6257764
Website: Art Singel
Contemporary paintings and sculpture
Open: Wednesday till Sunday from 12 am to 18.pm.
Address: Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 57, 1017 GG, Tel: +31 (0) 20 6455169
Dutch and International contemporary glass art.
Braggiotti Gallery – contemporary glass art
Bragotti art gallery
One of tourists favorites among Art Galleries Centre Amsterdam is Braggiotti Gallery. Four separate display rooms allows parallel exhibitions of a variety of artists. Christian Braggiotti works closely with the gallery artists to assure that the very finest examples of each artist are presented. Amsterdam has a unique synergy because of the various artists and glass studios permanently based in this special city. This is reflected in the exceptional exhibition program of the gallery. The gallery is located in the center on the Singel Canal, one block from the flower market.
Open: Wednesday – Saturday from 12 – 6 pm
Address: Singel 424, 1016 AK , Tel: + 31 20 638 96 54 Annual gallery closing until March 30th 2012.
High end contemporary realism
Naomi Safran – Hon Daliyatal-Karmel-New Home
A brand new gallery opened its doors in the Amsterdam ‘Spiegelkwartier’ with up to date artworks breathing a contemporary zeitgeist. Gallery Brandt has space for experiment; besides conceptual figuration in painting, sculpture and photography it also presents video art. One of the linking aspects in the various disciplines is the political, social actuality (narrative) and individualism as key ingredients reflecting the spirit of time. Faced with the many aspects of human relations, especially those of alienation, loneliness, absurd um and the raw side of life, these works call for self-reflection. Besides several ‘Realists’ like Annemarie Busschers (NL), Yigal Ozeri (VS), Mireille Loup (FR) and Kim de Ruysscher (BE), the work of Emmanuel Barcilon (FR) looks for the borders in abstract painting.
Open: Wednesday-Saturday 11.30 am–5.30 pm, Sunday noon–5.00 pm
Address: Prinsengracht 799, 1017 KA Tel 020–622 31 32
Diverse contemporary art
Exhibitions of modern artists of the gallery. Moreover a selection of paintings from Marti-Brummelkamp have been regularly exhibited. The Galerie BMB works in association with Jonkergouw art work for group expositions.
Open: Wed – Sat 12.30 am – 5.30 pm
Address: Kerkstraat 127—129, 1017 GE, T + 31 20 – 622 9963
Carla Koch, Gallery
Modern art, ceramics,, glass, china and porcelain.
Carla Koch Gallery
This gallery exhibits the works of internationally acclaimed artists. Most of the pieces displayed in the gallery are design-orientated toward functionality. Art shows put on by solo or group artists are rotated. Carla Koch opened this gallery in 1995 and has run it for more than 15 years. She is an artist in her own right with years of experience in glass and ceramics.
Open: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6pm, first Sunday of the month 14.00 – 18.00 pm
Address: Prinsengracht 510, Tel : + 31 20 639 01 98
Website: Carla Koch
Clement Gallery and Print shop
Paintings and graphic art
Gallery Clement, a contemporary art venue founded in 1969, divides its space into a painting section and rooms for graphic art work. The accent is on abstract art, Gallery Clement is run by the master printer Piet Clement and his wife Catherina. Gallery Clement is located 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, David Hockney (a known print called “French Shop”) and Jim Dine were printed by Piet Clement and his workers. Among the artists of the gallery: Jan Cremer, Jeroen Henneman, Harrie Gerritz.
Open: Tuesday – Saturday 11-5.30 pm
Address: Prinsengracht 843-845, 1017 KB, Tel + 31 625 16 56
De Witte Voet Gallery
Applied art, sculpture and ceramics.
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.
Open: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 6 pm and Sunday of the month 2 – 5 pm,
Address: Kerkstraat 135, 1017 GE , Tel + 31 625 84 12
Website: De Witte Voet Gallery
Douwes Fine Art
Gallery Douwes Fine Art
Gallery Douwes Fine ART
Europe’s oldest single-family art gallery, centuries of art, expertise and services (London Branch of Douwes Fine Art opened in 1979)
Evert sr. (1928 – 5th Generation), has been a driving force for over fifty years. Director Evert Douwes jr. (1953 – 6th Generation) has been spoon-fed with the art dealing profession. From the age of six, Evert jr. listened to the stories told to him by his grandfather and followed his father’s directions while daubing on a spare canvas in the restoration department. Erick Douwes (1956 – 6th Generation) is Evert’s younger brother. Erick joined the family firm in the early eighties with particular interest in wanting to become a painting restorer. For many years Erick ran the Douwes Fine Art restoration department in Amsterdam. In 1991 Erick started a second Douwes Restoration Studio in Friesland.
Instead of specializing in only one era or style, this very special gallery endeavors to use their elaborate expertise of five centuries of painting. They offer a great variety of 16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish Old Master Paintings and Drawings and 19th century Dutch Romantic and Hague School paintings, watercolors, 19th -20th century French Barbizon School, Post-Impressionism and Modern Art of the 20th century.
Open: Tuesday – Friday, 9 – 5 pm
Address: Stadhouderskade 40, 1017 ZD, Tel: +31 (0)20 6646362
Elisabeth Den Bieman De Haas Gallery
Gallery Elisabeth Bieman de Haas
CoBrA and more.
A comprehensive collection of the works of Dutch painter van Corneille, or Corneille Guillaume Beverloo.
The pieces, mostly dating from 1943 to 1948, displays the artist’s surreal world. Corneille has received worldwide recognition, and the gallery, dedicated to him, annually receives many visitors. An interesting personal selection of art by the owner Elisabeth Den Bieman De Haas, mostly from CoBrA movement (Corneille, Eugene 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.
Open: Tuesday – Friday 11.30-5.30 pm, Saturday 11. 30- 5 pm, Sunday 1- 5 pm, summer opening times may vary
Address: Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 44, 1017 DG, Tel + 31 6261012
Website: Bieman de Haas
artist Paul Jackson
Wonderfully varied choice within the various disciplines; ceramics, glass, textiles and paintings. Beautiful works from all over Europe are brought together under one roof in a on the lower floor of an historic building. Most of the Makers are inspired by nature and it forms, cellular structures for instance, and the culture and the music of their native country, but also by the countries they have traveled. Their website shows some terrific examples.
Open: Thursday -Saturday 12 – 5 pm
Address: Spiegelgracht 2-A, 1017 JR Amsterdam, tel 020 622 3088,
Website: European Makers
Jaski Art Gallery
CoBra abstract art
Jaski Art Gallery
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, Allechinsky,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.
Open: Monday – Sunday 12.00-18.00,
Address: Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 29, 1017 DB, Tel 620 39 39
Lieve Hemel Gallery
Contemporary Dutch realism
Lieve Hemel Gallery, Dutch realism
Probably the best gallery in Amsterdam specialized in realistic contemporary Dutch paintings. The gallery is managed by Koen Nieuwendijk who puts an accent on traditional artistic craftsmanship, with all attention focused on a small and select group of top-drawer painters of predominantly Dutch origin. Also features exhibitions of realistic sculptures and interesting contemporary hammered silver.
Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm
Address: Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 3, 1017 DB, Tel: 020 623 00 60
Website: Lieve Hemel
Martin van Zomeren
Contemporary art and photography
Seth Pick oil on canvas
Martin van Zomeren Gallery – opening Seth Pick
Open: Wednesday – Saturday 1- 6 pm
Website: Prinsengracht 276, 1016 HJ, tel +31 611 370 211.
Website: Martin van Zomeren
Yoshiko Weteringschans 37, 1017 RV, Tel 020 6199558.
Openhouse for art, outer reaches of technology and multimedia
Media metic – building aquaponics Amsterdam
New media located in a large exhibition space in a charmingly decaying former bank building. Mediamatic organizes exhibitions, salons, lectures, workshops, screenings in public space and develops software and art projects. The organization also runs Mediamatic Atelier, an artist workspace in which they develop art projects. Its exploits include legendary interactive installations. A number of their projects evolved into autonomous websites, products and programming that inhabit a place of their own in the public arena, both on- and offline. Open Mon-Fri 1pm-7pm, Sat-Sun 1pm-6pm (times often vary by exhibition). Vijzelstraat 68, Tel +31 20 427 4137,
(New) Dutch Realism Gallery
Mokum has a strong collection of New Dutch Realism and continues its role as the most identifiable venue for select artists working in this genre. In a way, New Dutch realism is a contemporary tribute to the Golden Age of Dutch painting. It revives the tradition of careful setting realized through precise composition and details set in a metaphoric context or often with a symbolic value. As Holland’s oldest gallery, Mokum has the choice of working with the finest artists working in this tradition, a position that strengthened the role realism continues to play in the larger Dutch art world. The gallery represents more than thirty artists, mainly Dutch and a few well known realists from other countries as far as United States and China. In recent years however the gallery has expanded its horizon and now.
Open: Wednesday – Saturday from 12 – 5 pm and each 1st Sunday of the month 1 – 5 pm., Oudezijds Voorburgwal 334, 1012 GM, Tel 31 624 39 58.
Naleye Art Gallery
Naleye Art Gallery is new gallery, that features Dutch artist. The first exhibition in December 2011 featured the last work of artist Peter Klashorst. Also his biography ‘ ‘kunstkanibaal ” was formally presented to the world. Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 240, 1012 RR, tel + 31(0)20 77911424
Peter Pappot Art Gallery
Dutch, Belgian and French painters 1800 to 1950
Peter Pappot Gallery, Dutch, Belgian and French painters 1800 to 1950
Peter Pappot Gallery, Amsterdam 2, Dutch, Belgian and French painters 1800 to 1950
High quality collection. Gallery Peter Pappot, is specialized in paintings of Dutch and Belgian masters of the period 1800 to 1950, artists like Cornelis Springer, H.W.Mesdag, Isaac Israels, and many others. Over and above, they also have works of French impressionists and graphic art by amongst others Kees van Dongen, Carel Willink, bronze statues by Chris Tap and Caius Sponken. The Dome Room is home to the top pieces.
Open daily 11- 5.30 pm, Sundays 11 – 5 pm, Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 30, 1017 DG, Tel 020 624 2637,
Website: Peter Pappot
Dutch graphic art, realism
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. Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 – 5 pm,
N.Z. Voorburgwal 270, 1012 RS, Tel: + 31 626 75 07
Smelik Stokking Gallery
contemporary West European sculptors and painters
Gallery Smelink Stokking, contemporary West European sculptors and painters
Smelik Stokking is an Amsterdam division of the well known, existing for more than 40 years gallery in The Hague. Smelik & Stokking has a represent more than a hundred West European sculptors and painters, and is especially renowned for their copious collection of bronzes. The artists share a love of figuration in their craft. Although Smelik & Stokking is a gallery with traditions and a name that has been established for decades, their goal has always been to continually surprise the public with their new and modern art. The galleries in The Hague and Amsterdam also have beautiful sculpture gardens at their disposal. Open: daily 11 – 5.30 pm, Prinsengracht 572, 1015 KR , Tel + 31 622 54 96
Website: Smelink Stokking
W139 Amsterdam during opening expo- Every Reform Movement Has a Lunatic Fringe
Alternative art space, emerging artists, performance, video. A Space for continuous production and presentation of contemporary art since 1979. Dedicated to risk and experiment In its two decades of existence, W139 has never lost its squat aesthetic, nor its occasionally overly conceptual edge. A new renovation has just brought more light and fresh inspiration. Legendary openings. W139 exhibits the works of many Dutch and international artists including George Korsmit, Federico Campanale, Constant Dullaart, Frank Mandersloot and Henny Overbeek. Apart from exhibition space, W139 has a guest studio for foreign artists and a rendezvous space: the polar room.
Open Mon–Sun 12–6 pm, Warmoesstraat 139, 1012 JB, Tel +31 20 622 9434.
Willem Baars projects
Art with international appeal and endurance.
Willem Baars gallery
The gallery is sharp and clean, minimally designed. Upon entering, it is clear Baars has a well-flexed eye for how to approach and how to appreciate Art. The gallery offers a programme of youthful maturity and mature youth. Artists such as Riyas Komu (India), Frank Koolen (Netherlands) and Morgan Betz (Netherlands/United States) are prominent artists in their thirties who are presently attracting considerable publicity and whom they are proud to include in their programming. Although not a huge gallery, one wall is adorned with a broad and compelling collection of books to add spice to viewing pleasure. In stock among others Damien Hirst, Rene Daniels, Willem de Kooning. Since 1995, Willem Baars has been active as a certified appraiser of modern and contemporary art.
Open Wen till Sat. 12- 6 pm, Hoogte Kadijk 17 hs, 1018 BD Amsterdam, Tel: 020-4230607
Website: Willem Baars
Figurative paintings and small sculptures.
Gallery Vielieers that calls itself also 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. Based at the Herenstraat, a nice small street with several design, fashion and antique shops. On the gallery’s website, you may see the live view of the gallery from a webcam.
Open: Wednesday – Saturday and 1st Sunday of the month 1-5 pm, Herenstraat 23, 1015 BZ , Tel: + 31 623 24 95
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