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.


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Zonnehuis

Zonneplein 30
1033 EK AMSTERDAM
The Zonnehuis is a theatre in Amsterdam Noord, located in a grand Amsterdam School building that originally served as meeting plac...

Willem de Zwijgerkerk

Olympiaweg 14
1076 VX AMSTERDAM
The monumental Willem de Zwijgerkerk (church) in the district of Amsterdam Zuid was built in 1930 in the “Amsterdamse School” styl...
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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 ...

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...