Museum Het Schip, Amsterdam

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One of the city's hidden architectural gems, Museum 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 Museum Het Schip and other attractions that appeal to you using our Amsterdam tourist route planner.
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  • If you are interested in art, architecture and/or history, you must visit the incredibly interesting museum inside this housing complex. It presents the history of housing in Amsterdam for the workers...  more »
  • The guided tour was very informative as it was led by a 4th year Art History student. Very interesting to see a recreation of a tiny one-roomed dwelling that the poor were consigned to before the deve...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • Nice museum for those who like architecture.. includes (if you want) tours by bike of bus through Amsterdam watching 'amsterdamse school' style buildings.
  • Not much to see, especially now that they are renovating. But the tour (every hour) was nice and informative and includes entrance to closed parts of the museum.
  • 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!
  • Tour in English at 3pm, where you can see additional parts of the building. Manageable size and beautiful architecture, as well as part of the early 1900s history of Amsterdam