Museum Het Schip is located in the imaginative public housing complex designed by architect Michel de Klerk. This expressionist housing block was built in 1919 for the housing corporation Eigen Haard. Because of its shape, the building is popularly known as The Ship. It belongs to the top of the Amsterdam School, a movement in construction and decoration that spread throughout the Netherlands.
Eigen Haard is still the proud owner of this complex. In 2018, the extraordinary restoration of Het Schip was completed with the support of the Getty Foundation. The museum is located in the former school building that is part of Het Schip. The permanent exhibition Constructed Ideals shows the rise of the housing associations and the Amsterdam School as a style figure in construction and decoration. There are also temporary exhibitions. The guided tour Rondje Schip explains the stylistic features of the building and includes a visit to the slum dwelling, the former post office and the museum flat.
Address and directions
Museum Het Schip
1013 WG Amsterdam
Museum Het Schip is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11.00-17.00 hours. The museum is wheelchair accessible..
Closed on these holidays:
Museum Het Schip is closed on King's Day (April 27), Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
However, open on these holidays:
Museum Het Schip is open on Boxing Day, Easter Sunday and Monday, Ascension Day, Pentecost (Sunday) and Whit Monday.
Admission fees and tickets
On the page below you will find all information about prices and tickets of Museum Het Schip.
On many days you can book guided walks around the museum such as the Treasures of Social Housing or Michel de Klerk.
Museum Het Schip organizes many different activities in the city of Amsterdam to further highlight the Amsterdam School. Look for the extensive program on the homepage at exhibitions, guided tours, walks, bicycle tours, bus tours, boat trips, lectures, symposia and workshops.