How to visit the Arcam with your City Card

It is not necessary to reserve a time slot to visit this location with your City Card. Make sure your City Card is valid at the time of your visit. With your I amsterdam City Card you get a free architecture guide at Arcam.

Architecture for a large audience

The Amsterdam architecture center was founded in 1986 with the aim of making architecture accessible to a wide audience, in order to give a stage to the architectural challenges and developments in Amsterdam. It is the starting point for anyone interested in architecture. Architecture Center Amsterdam organizes a broad program consisting of exhibitions, lectures, excursions, debates and major annual events such as the Day of Architecture Amsterdam. Also extends Amsterdam Center for Architecture Every year the Amsterdam Architecture Prize.

Visitor's Center

Amsterdam Architecture Center can be found at Prins Hendrikkade 600 in Amsterdam. The building designed by René van Zuuk is more than worth a visit, with its special shapes and beautiful view over the Oosterdok. In addition to changing exhibitions, you can find all information about the architecture and urban design of Amsterdam here.


You can find a wide range of maps and books on architecture and urban design in the Amsterdam Architecture Center shop.

Architecture Talk & Walk

Get acquainted with the history and future of Amsterdam architecture during a lecture and a tour around the Oosterdok towards Eye Filmmuseum or Eye led by an architect. Little time? It is also possible to only attend the Architecture Talk or Walk. The Architecture Talk & Walk can be followed every Friday between spring and autumn!