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.


Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam

Prins Hendrikkade 108-114
1011 AK AMSTERDAM
Five star deluxe Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam is located in the former Scheepvaarthuis, a decorated monument and example of the Am...
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Museum Het Schip

Oostzaanstraat 45
1013 WG AMSTERDAM
Museum Het Schip explores the Amsterdam School style of architecture in its social, political and artistic context. The museum is ...

Olympic Stadium Amsterdam

Olympisch Stadion 21
1076 DE AMSTERDAM
The Olympic Stadium, built for the 1928 games, has continued through the decades to play host to a multitude of events, sporting a...

De Vrijheidslaan

De Vrijheidslaan 1
1079 LE AMSTERDAM
Constructed in 1921 in the Amsterdam School style, this neighbourhood runs from the Berlage bridge, past the first skyscraper ever...

De P.L. Kramerbrug

Amstelkade
1078 AA AMSTERDAM
The P.L. Kramer Bridge was designed by architect Piet Kramer while he worked as the aesthetic advisor for the Municipality of Amst...

Beurs van Berlage

Damrak 243
1012 ZJ AMSTERDAM
Beurs van Berlage is the ideal meeting place in the heart of Amsterdam. Conferences, events, exhibitions, flexible workplaces but ...

Hoofddorpplein

Hoofddorpplein
1059 CV AMSTERDAM
The Hoofdorpplein was built in 1926 by Joan Melchior van der Meij and Co Franswa, and is a exemplary case of Amsterdam School arch...

Het Muzenplein

Apollolaan
1077 BA AMSTERDAM
Het Muzenplein is a small, conclealed garden in Amsterdam South. It features the work of renowned artist Hildo Krop who was part o...

Het Sieraad

Postjesweg 1
1057 DT AMSTERDAM
This historic building opened in the 1920s as a trade school for the city’s working class. Situated right at the confluence of two...

Het Nieuwe Huis

Roelof Hartplein 50
1071 TT AMSTERDAM
Situated on the Roelof Hartplein, Het Nieuwe Huis was built and completed in 1928 to improve the living situation of single people...