Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst

The Cobra Museum of Modern Art Amstelveen ensures that the legacy of the international Cobra Movement remains in the public eye, and that the intellectual heritage of the Movement's artists is kept alive.

Cobra caused a breakthrough in modern art that continues to influence art theory and artistic expression to the present day.

The Museum aspires to be the centre of expertise in this area; to be the place where the spirit of Cobra, artistic experimentation and expression are featured and celebrated.

The museum has at its core the Cobra collection, comprised of artworks and documentary material, from which diverse presentations are created. For example, Cobra-related exhibitions are produced about individual member-artists, Cobra-era peers and related movements. The exhibitions are regularly complemented with a range of cultural and educational activities that seek to broaden insights into the social and art historical relevance of the Movement.

The Cobra Movement stands for creative freedom and experimentation, passion and vitality, and social engagement. The Cobra Museum of Modern Art sees its mission as being equally-weighted towards showing contemporary art that embodies the core values and spirit of Cobra.

At the Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Cobra art, modern and contemporary art are harmoniously intertwined with one another.


The Cobra Museum of Modern Art occupies a modern site in a modern city. That makes it easy to reach by bike, car and public transport. It is a half-hour cycle from Amsterdam, and short detours take you along wonderful routes by the River Amstel or through the Amsterdamse Bos. If you come by car, you can park easily in various car parks in the centre of Amstelveen, one of which is located beside the museum. By car you turn off the A9 motorway at Exit 5 for Amstelveen. The museum lies 100 metres from the exit road in the direction of Amsterdam. Many roads lead from Amsterdam to the museum, among them Amstelveenseweg.

The easiest way to get to the museum by public transport is on one of the many busses that stop at Amstelveen Bus Station. The station is a one-minute walk from the museum. Various busses operated by the Conexxxion company pass Central Station, Leidseplein, Museumplein in Amsterdam on their way to Amstelveen. You can also take Tram 5 or Metro 51, but you then end up on the other side of the shopping centre and have to walk for about 10 minutes through the shopping centre.
For current bus, tram and metro timetables, visit the public transport website 9292ov.

By car:
Coming from the direction Amersfoort, Utrecht, A9
• to the right, turnoff ‘Amstelveen’ (orange screen)
• follow direction ‘centrum’ (centre)
• follow signs with museum symbol (parking garage)

Coming from the direction Haarlem, Schiphol, A9
• to the right, turnoff ‘Amstelveen’
• keep left, direction ‘centrum’
• trafic lights, turn right
• follow signs with museum symbol (parking garage)

Coming from the highway A10
• turn off ‘Amstelveen’
• follow signs direction Amstelveen (continue)
• ‘Amstelveenseweg’
• ‘Amsterdamseweg’
• follow ‘Keizer Karelweg’ direction Amstelveen centre
• follow signs with museum symbol (parking garage)

Public transport:
NS Amsterdam Central Station: tram 5 - stopping-place - Amstelveen Binnenhof
NS Amsterdam Central Station: metro/sneltram 51 - stopping-place - Amstelveen Centrum
NS Amsterdam Zuid/WTC: tram 5
NS Amsterdam Zuid/WTC: bus 199, stopping-place Gustav Mahlerlaan Amsterdam: bus 142, 144, 170, 171, 172
NS station Schiphol: bus 300 - Zuidtangent-
NS station Haarlem: bus 300
Busses: stopping-place ‘Bus Station Amstelveen’ opposite the Cobra Museum of Modern Art building.



Adult € 12,00
0 - 5 y (with the exception of groups) free
6 - 18 y € 7,50
Cjp / students - 27 y € 7,50
Stadspas Amstelveen free
Stadspas Amsterdam free
Museum Card free
Friend Cobra Museum free
Member Vereniging Rembrandt free
I amsterdam City Card free

Group rates (15 people or more)

Pupils primary schools € 3,75
Students secondary schools € 4,50


OPENING HOURS: next days Tue  11:00-17:00
Wed  11:00-17:00
Thu  11:00-17:00
Fri  11:00-17:00
Sat  11:00-17:00
Sun  11:00-17:00
Tue  11:00-17:00

Sandbergplein 1
1181 ZX Amstelveen
North Holland


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