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Zwanenplein

During the First World War, the first terraced houses were built in the fields to the north of the IJ River, currently the Vogelbuurt (neighbourhood)....

Coöperatiehof

Residential complex Coöperatiehof (Cooperation court) is an ensemble of three blocks of workers’ houses, as well as a meeting hall and reading room fo...

Het Sieraad

Het Sieraad (the jewel), originally a school to learn particular crafts, is a striking example of the Amsterdamse Schoolstijl (architectural style). T...

Olympiagebouw

The Bellamybuurt (neighbourhood) belongs to the first city expansion of the second half of the nineteenth century. This is where the first small facto...

Bureau Verkeerswezen

Traffic in Amsterdam grew rapidly at the beginning of the twentieth century. The police needed a place where they could examine motor vehicles and wei...

Linneushof

The parish HH Martelaren van Gorcum (Martyrs of Gorcum) was founded in Watergraafsmeer early in the 20th century. The parish board commissioned Kropho...

Berlagebrug

A new bridge across the Amstel (river) at the Amstellaan (avenue), now the Vrijheidslaan was needed to connect the new neighbourhoods of Plan Zuid, Be...

Badhuistheater

The bathhouse on the Andreas Bonnstraat (street) was considered to have the ideal bathhouse design in the 1920’s. It was the first free standing bathh...

GVB-gebouw

Prior to 1900, public transport in Amsterdam was run by different private companies. The Municipality of Amsterdam took over these companies in 1899 a...

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...