Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA) is a project space of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, located in the city centre. The objective of SMBA is to present contemporary art from an Amsterdam context and therefore to create an international platform by organizing exhibitions, lectures, debates, publications and residency programmes.

Leontine Coelewij was SMBA curator from 1993 to 1997. Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen was SMBA curator from 1998 upto and including 2005. Jelle Bouwhuis was SMBA curator from 2006 to 1 July 2016.


Since the founding in 1993, many artists have exhibited in the SMBA. Click here for an alphabetic list of artists who worked with SMBA.

For more information on the artist or exhibition see the related Newsletter

Address & contact

Rozenstraat 59

1016 NN Amsterdam

T +31 (0) 20 4220471

F +31 (0) 20 6261730


Opening hours

Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (during exhibition periods)

Closed on:

January 1, April 27 and December 25 & 26.

Free entrance.

Limited access for wheelchairs. Please call in advance of your visit.

Public Transport

Tram 13, 14, 17

Bus 21, 170, 171, 172

Westermarkt stop

For SMBA on Google Maps click here.


SMBA is also on Facebook, click here to view the page or to become a fan.


SMBA is also on Tumblr, click here to view the page.

For an overview of contemporary art exhibitions in Amsterdam

click here


Website designed and programmed

by Jonathan Puckey