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Museum Het Schip

Museum Het Schip is the Amsterdam School Museum about art, architecture and housing. The Museum is located in three fabulous housing complexes designed by the renowned architect Michel de Klerk in Amsterdam West.

How to visit Museum Het Schip 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.

The ship

Here you will learn all about the social, political and artistic context of this expressionist art movement. You see a slum house from before the housing law, and a workers' house from afterwards. The expressionist housing block made of red brick is world famous and is popularly called Het Schip.

The Ship is still inhabited and the museum is located in different parts of the building, where you can also see how people were housed before and after the housing law. You can also admire beautiful designs of the 'Gesammtkunst' of the Amsterdam School inside and outside. In the vicinity of the museum you will find the atmospheric Westerpark and the pleasant shopping street Haarlemmerdijk.

Amsterdam School

The Amsterdam School is an art and architecture movement full of romance, fantasy and social ideals. The movement arose at the beginning of the last century from a collectively felt need to break free from the anonymity of the masses. People wanted to put the central focus of the rapidly commercialized and industrialized society back on people. You can see and feel this when you look at the architecture, crafts and art.

Guided tours

Museum Het Schip organizes fascinating guided tours in and around the special complex every hour from 11 a.m. (closed on Mondays). This tour lasts 45 minutes and highlights all parts of the museum. The tour is included in the admission price, as is the exhibition 'Imagined Ideals' on the first floor. There are also guided tours , excursions and bicycle and boat trips along the most important buildings of the Amsterdam School and every Sunday there is a special tour of the Scheepvaarthuis.


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