Amsterdam School

Dutch Expressionist Architecture

The Amsterdam School is an architectural movement of the early 20th century that has enriched Amsterdam with splendid historical neighbourhoods, buildings and bridges.

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The Amsterdam School movement is part of international Expressionist architecture. Its buildings are characterized by brick construction with complicated masonry with a rounded or organic appearance: decorative masonry, art glass, wrought ironwork, spires or "ladder" windows (with horizontal bars). read more 

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Holendrechtstraat 1-47   Rivierenbuurt

'Wavy' balconies that playfully disappear into the facade (1921-23)

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J.M. Coenenstraat 2   Oud-Zuid

Ornate oriel window on the corner of J.M. Coenenstraat and Bartholomeus Ruloffsstraat (1923)

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Prins Hendrikkade 108   Lastage

Scheepvaarthuis / Shipping House (1911-1916)

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Het Schip   Spaarndammerbuurt

Apartment building in the Spaarndammerbuurt neighbourhood (1919-1921)   photo: Janericloebe - CC BY 3.0

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De Dageraad   De Pijp

Apartment building built in 1920 by Michel de Klerk / Piet Kramer

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Het Sieraad   De Baarsjes

An old craft school built on a pentagonal plot of land surrounded on two sides by a canal (1921-23)

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De Dageraad   De Pijp

Social housing complex built in 1920   photo: Janericloebe - CC BY 3.0

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De Dageraad   De Pijp

Social housing complex built in 1920

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Wilhelmina Gasthuis   Oud-West

Eye-catching pointed arch window (1925-1927)

Arcam

for architecture lovers

Museum Het Schip

Highlights of the Amsterdam School architecture

Amsterdam Zuid

The districts Oud-Zuid, De Pijp and Rivierenbuurt have many buildings in the style of the Amsterdam School

Moco Museum

modern and contemporary art museum with many works of Banksy on view