Annosh Urbanke takes photos of everyday scenes. This could be how the light illuminates a shopping arcade, the bite out of an apple, or the pattern of beer mats in a pub.

100 jaar Amsterdamse School

Hundred years of Amsterdam School

In 2016 we celebrate a hundred years of Amsterdam School!

Public Works and the Amsterdam School

The Public Works Department was the municipal service that, between 1856 and 1980, determined the appearance of Amsterdam to a great extent.

International Social Housing Festival 2017

A global celebration of the long tradition of decent, affordable housing for all aiming to generate convincing responses to current and future challenges.


Zonnestraal, Ship on the heath

The former Zonnestraal sanatorium, located on the Hilversum heath, is a unique example of modernist architecture.

Luxemburgbrug, ©Marcel Westhoff

Discover Plan South

"Plan Zuid" (urban planning of the South of Amsterdam by architect Berlage) has become world famous because of its special street plan and versatile housing.

Falkenberg, Taut, ©Nadia Abdelkaui

Bruno Taut

German artist, architect and urban designer Bruno Taut (1880 - 1938) is considered to be one of the main figures for expressionism. 

De Dageraad, Burgemeester Tellegenstraat, ©Marcel Westhoff

100 years The Dageraad

In 2018 we celebrate the 100th birthday of the Dageraad! Visit the exhibition and find out more about this extraordinary housing complex.

Scheepvaarthuis, Prins Hendrikkade, ©Marcel Westhoff

Guided tour Shipping House

The Shipping House (or 'Scheepvaarthuis' in Dutch), is known as one of the first examples of Amsterdam School architecture. Museum Het Schip organizes guided tours on request.

Michel de Klerk

In this extended tour, the guide will focus on the extraordinary visual language of Michel de Klerk.

Zaanhof, ©Marcel Westhoff

Treasures of Social Housing

Treasures of Social Housing is an 1,5 hour extended guided tour given for groups on request.

Gaudí and the Amsterdam School

From 2 October 2018 till 31 March 2019, Museum Het Schip houses the beautiful exhibition Gaudí and the Amsterdam School. 

Vooraanzicht Dageraad, Burg. Tellegenstraat, © Marcel Westhoff

Daily tour The Dageraad

Starting location: De Dageraad

Discover this beautiful social housing block designed by Michel de Klerk and Piet Kramer.

Het Schip, Architectenzaal, ©Léontine Geffen-Lamers

Amsterdam School: constructed ideals

Admire our permanent exhibition about the Amsterdam School on the first floor of the museum!

Daily tour The Ship

Starting location: Het Schip

One of our professional guides will tell you everything about the architecture of the Amsterdam School and the history of social housing.