Explore Amsterdam’s rich heritage

The historic Amsterdam buildings and monuments that will be welcoming visitors have been selected for their remarkable architecture, interiors or because they are creative spaces. Others have works of art in or on them or are connected to various trades and crafts. Just a few of the participating buildings include Het Zonnehuis, Museum Amsterdam Noord, Nassaukerk, Centrale Markthal and the Jeruzalemkerk.

As well as the chance to see inside such buildings and hear stories from the experts or those who've spent long periods of their life involved with these buildings, there is a fantastic programme of walks, boat and cycling tours, lectures and special activities for younger audiences.

An ode to the Amsterdam School

The Amsterdam School architectural style has roots in Expressionist architecture, borrowing elements from the Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) and Art Deco design aesthetic, and the aim was to create a total architectural experience – so designers paid great attention to both the interior and the exterior of each building. With these stunning buildings, designs and objects celebrating their centenary in 2016, while Amsterdam Heritage Days also celebrates its 30th anniversary, the programming this year is set to be even more festive and eye opening.

Visit the Amsterdam Heritage Days website to discover which monuments will open their doors, and download the official programme booklet for the inside scoop on all activities.

Surprising opportunities

During Amsterdam Heritage Days 2016 you can also participate in special evening activities such as a pub quiz, concerts, swing dancing and lectures, while there are dedicated events for younger audiences, such as tours, crafting, painting and performances.