Modern Art

Bachmann Gallery

Modern and classical art in the heart of Amsterdam

Opening hours: Daily from 8:00 AM to 10 PM
Address: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1111, 1081 HV Amsterdam

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Art in Amsterdam

The Bachmann Gallery is now opening its doors to visitors from all over the world. The new main building of the “Vrijen Universiteit Amsterdam” houses a breathtaking collection of classical and modern works of art.

Experience history

Old and new art - united in a magical place full of inspiration and discoveries.

Discover the exhibition

One of the world's largest collections of modern and classical masterpieces awaits you!

Free audio tour

Listen to our audio tour for €24 per person.

Cafe & Souvenir Store

Relax in our museum café or browse for souvenirs.

Science Museum

We are constantly working on expanding our collection.

Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Our collection is located on the top floor of the building. Unfortunately, we do not have any elevators.

Education & Teaching Content

Introduce your students to over 400 years of art history: from the oldest painting in our collection (1612) to new modern creations from the last decade. There is plenty to discover in our gallery. Guide your students through the great masters of our exhibition: Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Frida Carlo.


Students, with valid student IDs, get a 10% discount off the normal price of admission.


Note to teachers: The traveling exhibitions on Marc Chagall and Leonardo DaVinci are no longer included in our program.

Become part of the gallery


Apply for one of our exciting jobs!

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Employee in the souvenir store (m/f/d)

Do you know a little about art history and are you a real sales genius? Would you like to sell our bestseller, the “chewing gum paintbrush”, or the Van Gogh plastic sunflower to interested visitors? Then you’ve come to the right place! We are looking for open, communicative, people with a talent for selling!

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Tour Guide (m/f/d)

Can you memorize a lot of information in a short time? Do you enjoy speaking in front of large groups and can command the attention of an entire room? Then apply here for a position as a tour guide at our facility (Maximum pay: $9.50).

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Security Specialist (m/f/d)

It goes without saying that we need to secure our valuable exhibition. We are looking for security specialists. Basic knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft is required!

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Night Watchman (m/f/d)

Have you always wanted to be in a museum at night, like in “Night at the Museum”? Then we have the perfect job for you! Be a museum night security guard and protect our art – let’s just hope it doesn’t come to life!

Current Exhibitions

Our exhibition features unique and talented artists. Our collection is divided into 3 exhibitions with different themes.


Jun 01, 2022 – July 23, 2022
Traveling Exhibition Area


May 25, 2022 – Jul 28, 2022
East Wing

July 01, 2022 – July 31, 2022
Permanent Exhibition Hall


This month we will present Impressionist masterpieces from the second half of the 19th century in the Touring Exhibition Hall.

Motionless Life

A collection of classical and modern masterpieces awaits you in the Permanent Exhibition Hall. A collection of sculptures, paintings and photographs on the theme of “Motionless Life.” The exhibition also includes the oldest painting in our collection from 1612.


Modern Photography

In the East Wing of our museum, we show one of the most modern and revolutionary art forms of the 20th and 21st century: photography.

Our Management

Dr. Ruben Van der Bjerg

Born in a small suburb of The Hague, Mr. Van der Bjerg has now lived in Amsterdam for over 15 years with his wife and two children. He has represented the Bachmann Foundation for over 20 years and was appointed head of the “Bachmann Gallery” project 12 months ago.

“I love art and see it as my job to share the beauty of this form of expression with as many people as possible,” the Director told us in an exclusive interview.
“As a family man, it is particularly important to me to make the Gallery accessible and appealing to children and families alike!”

of Nature

New exhibition from August. 2022

About Us

Modern and classical art in the heart of Amsterdam.