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Het Schip, Amsterdam
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One of the city's hidden architectural gems, Het Schip serves as an outstanding example of the Amsterdam School of Brick Expressionism. Designed by architect Michel de Klerk as an apartment complex, the unconventional structure resembles the outlines of a ship. The building contains 102 apartments, a meeting hall, and a former post office that now serves as a museum of architecture. The permanent exhibit features multilingual displays designed to highlight the best examples of the city's unique building style. Though located near the city center, the building complex allows you to discover the lifestyle of natives living in areas less trodden by tourist crowds. Plan to see Het Schip and other attractions that appeal to you using our Amsterdam tourist route planner.
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  • A bit of a bus ride out of town but worth it for a slice of architectural and social history. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. There is a guided tout every hour in Dutch. The English tour is...  more »
  • This Museum, located at the westerpark in Amsterdam gives a good picture of the Amsterdam School, an art/architecture which was meant also beautiful homes/buildings etc. to the ordinary worker. After viewing, you can also have a cup of coffee.
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  • Better housing for workers. Here we see how Michel de Clerk here more than 100 years ago gave substance to. Showing a beautiful building that now still in function. After a thorough renovation can hopefully again for many years against the there.
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  • History about Amsterdam's social housing, worth a visit. The tour guide (Elise) gives a very nice introduction in a walking tour around the community. Museum card can allow free entrance and the tour.
  • Supernice architecture museum about the Amsterdamse School. a must see!
  • Nice museum, not very known, about the life conditions of the workers in Amsterdam in the beginning of the 20th century. The building itself is quite unique and special, and is worth a visit, due to the curvy shapes and the mix of functional and decorative elements. They also have some explanations and guides tours starting every hour, about how workers lived before the Amsterdam Municipality started supporting this kind of social housing. By the end of the tour you can also see some examples of Urban furniture designed by the architects of the Amsterdam School. This architects conceived the building as part of the neighborhood, and designed also the urban spaces surrounding the buildings, and as result of this interest came some of this postboxes, electric closets, or signs.
  • Nice tour about way people lived here at the beginning of 20th century.
  • Excellent permanent exhibition on the 'Amsterdam School' movement.