The Amsterdam School, Het Schip Museum & Guided Buildngs Tour, Amsterdam
The School’s Museum ‘het Schip’ provides guided tours around the building and exhibits art of the Amsterdam School movement.
The world famous Arbeiderspaleis Het Schip, was built in 1919 by architect Michel de Klerk. The building earned its nickname 'Het Schip' (The Ship) because of its expressive masonry and wavy shapes.
Museum Het Schip explores the Amsterdam School style of architecture in its social, political and artistic context. The museum has a variety of interesting permanent displays about the School movement, including its background and sociological contributions to the city. You can also see a restored working-class flat and a collection of “street furniture” done in Amsterdam School style, including lamps, benches, trash bins and more.
Museum Het Schip provide English guided walking tours past the most prominent buildings done in the Amsterdam School style, as well as tours of the interior of the Scheepvaarthuis. Explore the complexity and the craft work of the architecture of the Amsterdam School, and discover the undulating facades, the expressive brickwork, and the humorous details hidden within these Amsterdam monuments.