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 that your City Card is valid at the time of your visit, by showing either of these you will receive a free architectural guide to IJburg, Zuid (Berlage and Zuidas) or Oostelijke Eilanden .

Architecture for a large audience

The architecture center of Amsterdam was founded in 1986 with the aim of making architecture accessible to a large 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

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


You can find a wide range of maps and books about architecture and urban planning 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 the Eye Film Museum or Eye led by an architect. Little time? It is also possible to attend just the Architecture Talk or Walk. The Architecture Talk & Walk can be followed every Friday between spring and autumn!