Het Schip

Museum The Ship is located in the imaginative social housing complex ofthe same name designed by architect Michel de Klerk. This expressionistic housing block was built in 1919 for social housing corporation Eigen Haard. The triangular shape of the building inspired its nickname “The Ship”. It is one of the best examples of the “Amsterdam School”– a movement in architecture and decorative arts that spread across all of the Netherlands.

Hoek Dageraad, Burgemeester Tellegenstraat, ©Marcel Westhoff

De Dageraad

Behind the wave-shaped facade of the famous working-class housing complex De Dageraad, you will find information about the art and architecture of the Amsterdam School.

Cover Wendingen, Het Schelpennummer, H. Th. Wijdeveld, Roland Holst


Wendingen (‘turns’, ‘twists’) is the digital interactive platform of Museum the Ship. The name derives from the monthly journal Wendingen which from 1918 to 131 functioned as the most important medium for the Amsterdam School architects to voice their ideas.