amsterdam school

The Amsterdam School (Amsterdamse School) was born between 1910 and 1930 in the Amsterdam office of renowned architect Eduard Cuypers. Amsterdam School structures are characterised by the use of brick for structure and design, a rounded appearance, decorative masonry, wrought iron accents, spires and 'ladder' windows. The style has roots in Expressionist architecture, borrowing elements from the Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) and Art Deco design aesthetic. The aim was to create a total architectural experience, so designers paid great attention to both the interior and the exterior of each building. Due to the socialist ideals of its founders, the Amsterdam School style was often applied to housing estates for the working class, government institutions and schools. Many examples of this style can still be found in Amsterdam today.


Zwanenplein

During the First World War, the first terraced houses were built in the fields to the north of the IJ River, currently the Vogelbuurt (neighbourhood)....

Het Sieraad

Het Sieraad (the jewel), originally a school to learn particular crafts, is a striking example of the Amsterdamse Schoolstijl (architectural style). T...

Coöperatiehof

Residential complex Coöperatiehof (Cooperation court) is an ensemble of three blocks of workers’ houses, as well as a meeting hall and reading room fo...

Olympiagebouw

The Bellamybuurt (neighbourhood) belongs to the first city expansion of the second half of the nineteenth century. This is where the first small facto...

Linneushof

The parish HH Martelaren van Gorcum (Martyrs of Gorcum) was founded in Watergraafsmeer early in the 20th century. The parish board commissioned Kropho...

Bureau Verkeerswezen

Traffic in Amsterdam grew rapidly at the beginning of the twentieth century. The police needed a place where they could examine motor vehicles and wei...

P.L. Takbuurt (district)

The Pieter Lodewijk Takbuurt came about between 1919 and 1921 by order of housing association De Dageraad. The design is by the two leading architects...

Badhuistheater

The bathhouse on the Andreas Bonnstraat (street) was considered to have the ideal bathhouse design in the 1920’s. It was the first free standing bathh...