architecture

Amsterdam architecture varies wildly but is always distinctive. The city’s most notable icons are its canal-side properties, evolving since the 17th century. But this creative city showcases some impressive modern architecture, too, from the glass towers of the Zuidas to Science Center NEMO and the transformation of the Overhoeks Tower by the River IJ.

Tuindorp Nieuwendam

Before the Second World War, Tuindorp Nieuwendam (the garden city of Nieuwendam) was seen as one of the most beautiful garden cities in Europe. It was...

Het Schip

Het Schip housing complex is a world-famous example of the Amsterdam School. Characteristic of this Dutch architectural style from the beginning of th...

Tuindorp Oostzaan

Tuindorp Oostzaan (garden city) was the first garden city with labourers’ homes and single family homes to be built in Amsterdam. Garden cities, an En...

Architecture

Amsterdam is best known for its luxurious canal houses and charming gabled facades, but the city has enough architectural treasures to keep design lov...

Amsterdam School

Wandering through the city, touches of Renaissance and Art Deco design are evident in Amsterdam's beautiful architecture. But it's the intricate brick...

Windmills in Amsterdam

Windmills are an iconic part of the Dutch landscape, and a visit to one is a must for visitors to the Netherlands. And with eight windmills located in...

Architecture Day Amsterdam

Prins Hendrikkade 600
1011 VX AMSTERDAM
Dag van de Architectuur Amsterdam
19/06/2020 - 21/06/2020
During the annual Architecture Day you can experience some of the city's architectural highlights via tours and special events.
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Open Monuments Day Amsterdam

Diverse locaties/various locations
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
Diverse locaties/various locations in Amsterdam
12/09/2020 - 15/09/2020
The Open Monuments Day annually explores and celebrates the city’s rich history by casting open the doors of important buildings, ...

Canal houses

Once homes for the wealthy, many canal houses are now open as museums, offices and hotels. In 2010, Amsterdam’s picturesque canal district was added t...

Bridges

With its maze of criss-crossing canals, it is no wonder Amsterdam has so many picturesque bridges adding to its lovely cityscape. With more than 1,200...

Repurposed buildings

Amsterdam is filled with magnificent architecture, but the structures often outlive their intended use. That's when the Dutch get creative. Here are j...

Estates & gardens

The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has plenty of green space where visitors can find a variety of flora and fauna, forests, dunes, lakes, and other lands...