Individual museum visitors

During opening hours as from Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00-17.00,  we offer a 45 minute guided tour around the building, to point out interesting parts of the architecture and to visit three other parts of the museum: The interior Michel de Klerk designed for the former post office in The Ship, a replica of a 19th-century slum dwelling and an original museum appartment with '20s interior in The Ship. The tours are included in the museum entrance fee start at 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00. The language of the tour depends on the nationalities of the visitors. We try to offer foreign visitors an English tour, but we can not give any guarantees. If a big part of the group is Dutch, the tour might have to be in Dutch. For some languages, (including English), we have handouts so you can understand the tour.

The 3 o'clock tour (15:00) is always in English.
If this does not suit you, please let us know by email on what day and time you would like to join the tour, and we will do our utmost to set this tour in English.


Groups: 10 or more

For groups there are 3 options:

1. Join the daily tour: Groups can always make a reservation to join the above tour of 45 minutes at a preferred time and day.

2.  45 minute private tour: For groups of 10 or more, it is also possible to have a private tour, (without other museum visitors), for a small extra fee of 5,00 a person on top of the museum entrance fee. This fee also applies to guided tours outside the opening hours of the museum.

3. Extended themed tour: Groups of 10 or more, can also make a reservation for a private extended themed tour of 90 minutes, that offers in more depth insight in the Amsterdam School style, the history of social housing and the variety of ideals about architecture of different housing associations. The tour will include other interesting buildings of the period in the neighbourhood next to The Ship. The extended tour is offered for an extra fee of € 7,50 on top of the museum entrance fee.

Make reservation: You can book any of the above options by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the desired tour-option, the number of participants and the preferred date and time. We will let you know if this is possible.