Architecture in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has enough architectural treasures to keep design lovers very busy throughout their visit! From intriguing canal houses, windmills and drawbridges to the Amsterdam School and a plethora of cutting-edge modern design.  With architecture-led walking tours, building and relevant museum visits, this sustainable city gives students the opportunity to learn the stories behind Amsterdam’s most memorable structures. Tag on a visit to Rotterdam and explore the developing port area and other architectural gems.


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Four Architecture Guided Walking Tours

Together with our professional architect guides in Amsterdam and beyond you will be able to discover the best of contemporary architecture through both pre-set and customized architectural guided tours.   All our guides are architects living and working in the Netherlands with an expert knowledge of Dutch architecture and urban development, including the technical, historical and social contexts. As well as walking tours we can ar read more ...

The Amsterdam School & Museum Het Schip Museum & Guided Buildngs Tour

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 archi read more ...

Canal house museums - Architectural Highlights

In 2010, Amsterdam’s picturesque canal district was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Take a stroll through Amsterdam’s charming Canal District and discover the city's hidden gems. The elegant canal-side mansions are home to some fascinating museums with intruiging design and collections ranging from stately to uber-modern.  Here are our top picks for Architecture Groups.   Het Grachtenhuis (Museum of t read more ...

The 3D-Printed Canal House -Architectural innovation in Amsterdam

The world’s first 3D-printed canal house is currently being constructed (as well as all the materials inside it) in Amsterdam-Noord by an international team of partners. An exhibition at the house is open for the public to explore while it evolves during the 3-year project.  Students can see the entire process from design and material, to production and construction, installation and design software. The audience’s feedbac read more ...

Amsterdam Architectural Boat Tour

The best way to experience the city of Amsterdam is by boat! With a custom architecture boat tour students will be able to discover the unique history and contemporary developments of the city with a professional guide.    The tour can take you through the historic canal belt to the new waterfront with many impressive project and the redeveloped docklands with their innovative residential architecture.   All our read more ...

Amsterdam's Buildings We Recommend you Take Time to See

If you are unable to take one of our guided architecture tours then here is a list of Amsterdam’s fascinating architectural highlights to see that you might like to catch in your spare time.   • The Whale  • Het Oosten, Pavilion  • Kop Van Diemenstraat  • Silodam  • René Van Zuuk Architekten • Movenpick Hotel  • Music Building on The I read more ...

Visit The Hague for an Architectural Guided Tour

  The Hague is located almost halfway between Rotterdam and Amsterdam and so makes for a great architectural day tour with our expert guide.   The Hague, once known as the "Jugendstill" or "art nouveau" capital of Holland, is now fast developing into a true metropolitan city with an astonishing amount of (high rise) buildings recently completed or under construction. The city also boasts three projects read more ...

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