The building of the new structure was not a small investment - 170 million euros. This was not the original budget, but was grossly over spent while in construction. The architecture firm that designed the building was the Dutch office Benthem Crouwel. The building covers 12,000 square meters and is considered new and innovative.
At the Stedelijk Museum you can find many artworks by known artists like Picasso, Matis, Mondriaan, de Kooning, Rauschenberg, and more. Among other things, you will see sketches, statues and other pieces of art that were created after World War II.