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

Architecture Talk & Walk

Prins Hendrikkade 600
1011 VX AMSTERDAM
ARCAM - Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam
09/08/2019 - 25/10/2019
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...

Guided tour 'Treasures of Social Housing'

Oostzaanstraat 45
1013 WG AMSTERDAM
Museum Het Schip
03/08/2019 - 31/12/2020
'Treasues of Social Housing' guides you through the famous Spaarndammer district. During the tour, one of our enthousiastic guides...

Amsterdam's narrowest house

Singel 7
1013 GA AMSTERDAM
It is often claimed that the house located at Singel 7 is the narrowest in the world. While there is some truth in this, it’s actu...
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Zevenlandenhuizen

Roemer Visscherstraat
1054 EX AMSTERDAM
The Zevenlandenhuizen (seven countries houses) on the Roemer Visscherstraat were built in 1894. As the name might imply, seven hou...

The smallest church

Meerpad 9
1025 LA AMSTERDAM
The smallest church in Amsterdam is 150 years old. It is located in Nieuwendam, a neighbourhood in Amsterdam North.

Singelkerk

Singel 452
1017 AW AMSTERDAM
The Singelkerk is a Mennonite church. The building is a wonderful example of the so-called “clandestine churchs”. They got this na...

Buiksloterkerk

Buiksloterkerkpad 10
1034 VZ AMSTERDAM
Built in 1609, the charming Buiksloterkerk (church) lies nestled between picturesque houses on the Buiksloterdijk. Inside the chur...

Krijtberg

Singel 448
1017 AV AMSTERDAM
The official name of the “Krijtberg” is the Roman Catholic Church of St. Franciscus Xaverius. It dates from 1881 and is run by Jes...

Westerkerk

Prinsengracht 281
1016 GW AMSTERDAM
Located mere footsteps from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, this 17th-century Protestant church is the largest of its kind in t...

Dominicuskerk (Dominican church)

Spuistraat 12
1012 TS AMSTERDAM
The Dominicans are a religious community that derives its inspiration from the Christian tradition. The Dominicuskerk is a religio...