Het Schip, Amsterdam

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#37 of 110 in Museums in Amsterdam
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. To visit Het Schip and other attractions in Amsterdam, use our Amsterdam trip itinerary planning app .
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  • The Amsterdam school of architecture is not particularly exciting or cutting edge to start with. Plus, as depicted in the museum, it was quite controversial. Further, the exhibits and the tour are pre...  more »
  • The building the ship is one of the if not the highlight of the Amsterdam school. It was designed by Michel Daniels. In the former school that is part of the block has recently become a museum that gives a very good picture of everything that has to do with the Amsterdam School. Am definitely going along with the tour. Then you come also in the former post office. Nothing short of fantastic. Museum House was during our visit not renovated.
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  • The innovations of the Amsterdam School of Architecture are interesting and unique. I think only architecture nerds will appreciate the tour. The tour was interesting but I think it could be more in-d...  more »
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  • An excellent museum that showcases the development of social housing in Amsterdam and by extension in the Netherlands. The museum is housed in one of the key architectural examples of social housing, known as 'the ship'. Well worth a visit which includes a tour ( There is one in English at 15.00 hours).
  • Very nice tour to do. Guided tour could've been better, but still impressive... Nice and quiet alternative to the big museums. Definitely one to visit.
  • Very interesting tours about architecture and social life in Amsterdam in the early 20th century.
  • Nice museum for those who like architecture.. includes (if you want) tours by bike of bus through Amsterdam watching 'amsterdamse school' style buildings.
  • One of my favorite museums in Amsterdam. THE place to go if you like architecture, especially the early 20th century. All about Amsterdamseschool (Amsterdam's school) style and architect Berlage. If you get the chance to enter the residential part of the building just aside the museum: go have a look!

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