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.

What is the Amsterdam School?

Find out about all about the Amsterdam School architectural movement including its roots and origins, how to recognise an Amsterdam School monument an...

Architecture Talk & Walk

Prins Hendrikkade 600
1011 VX AMSTERDAM
ARCAM - Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam
24/05/2019 - 28/06/2019
How did the Amsterdam canals come about? Which areas of the harbour were transformed in the 90s? Who is H.P. Berlage? Where are th...
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Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace)

Dam
1012 JS AMSTERDAM
The Koninklijk Paleis (Royal Palace) on Amsterdam’s Dam Square is one of three palaces still in use by the Dutch royal family. It ...

Amsterdam City Archives

Vijzelstraat 32
1017 HL AMSTERDAM
The Amsterdam City Archives is the largest – and many say, most beautiful – city archive in the world. Located in the historic De ...
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Kattenkabinet (Cat Cabinet)

Herengracht 497
1017 BT AMSTERDAM
The Kattenkabinet (Cat Cabinet) is located in a lovely canal house in Amsterdam. This museum is dedicated entirely to the role of ...
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Amsterdam Centre for Architecture

Prins Hendrikkade 600
1011 VX AMSTERDAM
The futuristic-looking Amsterdam Centre for Architecture building is a striking presence on the Oosterdok and is in itself worth a...
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Het Woonbootmuseum

Prinsengracht 296K
1016 HW AMSTERDAM
The Houseboat Museum gives you the unique opportunity to experience what life is like on board a houseboat in an Amsterdam canal. ...
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Hermitage Amsterdam

Amstel 51
1018 EJ AMSTERDAM
The Hermitage Amsterdam is the Dutch branch of the world-famous Hermitage museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Located on the banks...

Park Frankendael

Middenweg 72
1097 BS AMSTERDAM
Frankendael is Amsterdam’s only remaining 17th-century country estate. The romantic park has two historic gardens - a period garde...