The museum is located in the social housing complex nicknamed The Ship, which was designed by the architect Michel de Klerk. The Ship is one of the most famous and iconic buildings of the Amsterdam School.

Museum Het Schip is a musuem about art, architecture and social housing from the Amsterdam School. A former primary school in The Ship is transformed in a museum. The first floor houses the permanent exhibition Amsterdam School: Materialised Ideals, which showcases the architecture and decorative art of the Amsterdam School as well as the story of social housing in the early twentieth century. On the second floor one can visit temporary exhibitions. The museum also has a lunchroom and a large courtyard.

Every hour, a guided tour around the building provides the opportunity to visit the former post office (with its original interior), a replica of a slum dwelling and a museum apartment. The tour guide will tell you more about the architecture of the building and the social housing in the Spaarndammerbuurt. The 15.00 o’clock tour is always in English. The guided tour is included in the entrance fee.

Museum Het Schip

Oostzaanstraat 45

1013 WG Amsterdam

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 – 17:00

Admission: 12,50

Students: 7,50

Museumcard: Free

Visitor centre De Dageraad

The annex of Museum Het Ship can be found in Amsterdam South. Here, Michel de Klerk and Piet Kramer were commissioned by housing association De Dageraad to design a social housing complex, which formed part of the famous urban development plan of architect Berlage, known as Plan Zuid. This complex, too, is one of the finest examples of the expressionistic style of the Amsterdam School.

The visitor centre De Dageraad houses the exhibition Living in Icons, which can be visited for free. One can also view the short film Living in Beauty and there is a guided tour every hour which leads through the neighbourhood. The tour guide will tell you more about the history of the neighbourhood and the architecture of Kramer and De Klerk.

Visitor centre De Dageraad

Burgemeester Tellegenstraat 128

1073 KG Amsterdam

Opening hours: Thursday - Sunday 11:00 – 17:00

Admission: 7,50

Museum Het Schip also organises different themed guided tours, as well as bus, bicycle and boat tours throughout the city of Amsterdam. Every tour has a different focus: architecture, social history, social housing or design. For more information, please contact the museum: contact