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.

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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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...

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...

Water mill 1200 Roe

Haarlemmerweg 701
1063 LE AMSTERDAM
Not many people are aware that the city of Amsterdam has 8 windmills - one of them being Water mill 1200 Roe. This octagonal windm...

Waalse Kerk (Wallonian Church)

Walenpleintje 159
1012 JZ AMSTERDAM
The Waalse Kerk (Wallonian Church) dates all the way back to 1409. It was originally used as a monastery chapel, but in the 16th c...

Vredeskerk (Iglesia de la paz)

Pijnackerstraat 9
1072 JS AMSTERDAM
Amsterdam’s Vredeskerk (Peace Church) was consecrated in 1924. The design of the church was strongly influenced by Art Deco. The n...

Fort bij Vijfhuizen

Fortwachter 1
2141 EE VIJFHUIZEN
Fort bij Vijfhuizen is a former military fort located south of Haarlem. It was once part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam, a 135 k...

Fietsbrug Olstgracht

Olstgracht
1315 BJ ALMERE
A feather-light structure of five leaning suspension poles guyed to the span by steel cables above and below the deck. The overall...

Begijnhof

Begijnhof 30
1012 WT AMSTERDAM
The Begijnhof is one of Amsterdam's best known hofjes (almshouses). It consists of a group of houses built around a secluded court...

Architecture in Almere

De Diagonaal 199
1315 XM ALMERE
When it comes to architecture, Almere ranks an impressive third in the Netherlands – and actually first when looking at modern arc...