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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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  • Would you like to visit a fascinating location outside the Centre of Amsterdam and are you interested for architectural and social development than the ship museum is a great location to get to. In 2016, the museum is located in a new location and greatly expanded. It allows not only the medieval architecture of the first social housing in Amsterdam, but also how the workers lived there. And especially how great the leap forward was in their living conditions.
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  • What a beautiful building and what a nice practical exposition of the Amsterdam school (construction) style. The entire building breathes Amsterdam school. Lots of interactive components. Very beautiful is searching for objects of the Amsterdam school in your neighborhood or elsewhere in Netherlands. Old street objects in the style that you're no longer encounter on the street. The tour is very interesting and is driven through guides. Also is sometimes possible to take a bus tour and objects in Amsterdam. If you're not a museum card is the entrance fee is very high.
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  • We have spent two hours in this small museum, one hour we could listen to the leadership, every hour in front of the building starts and leads only to the House - but with much expertise. The houses of the Amsterdam school fascinate today, and it's good in the emergence of this architecture as much detail to can get involved.
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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.