During the tour, you will take a closer look at the beautiful Amsterdam School architecture of Michel de Klerk, the court constructions of the Zaanhof designed by Walenkamp, and the municipal housing blocks at the Zaandammerplein built by De Bazel. With the housing law in hand, the municipality, housing corporations and architects did their utmost at the beginning of the last century to build decent houses for the workers. It is interesting to see how from the same ideals, different architects came to different insights about the ideal housing construction for the worker. Come and marvel!
Our lunchroom offers many possibilities for combining a guided tour with a lunch or coffee deal.
The beauty of the Amsterdam School Architecture
Every 2nd Saturday afternoon, the Treasures of Social Housing tour departs from Museum Het Schip at 2.15 PM. Please note that the tour is Dutch spoken! Every once in a while we offer the tour in English, dates will be published on our website.
Treasures of Social Housing can be booked by groups on request as well. Please contact the museum to make a (groups)reservation, ad let us know if you prefer an English speaking guide.