Museum Het Schip

Highlights of Amsterdam School architecture

Dutch Expressionist Architecture

Museum Het Schip is an enchanting social housing complex, built in the style of the Amsterdam School of Expressionist architecture.

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Museum Het Schip with the characteristic tower (1917-1920), view from the Hembrugstraat

Learn more about the architectural style of the Amsterdam School, an architectural movement of the early 20th century that has enriched Amsterdam with splendid historical neighbourhoods, buildings and bridges.

Het Schip / The Ship

The most expressionist apartment block is popularly known as The Ship as its construction vaguely resembles the outlines of a ship. The building contains 102 homes for the working class, a small meeting hall and a post office. It has since become an icon of the Amsterdam School architecture movement.

The apartments in Het Schip are nowadays still used for social housing.


Museum Het Schip is housed in a former school building, post office and social housing apartment building.

The permanent collection of the museum consists of 3 iconic buildings in which the museum is housed. On display are works by the Amsterdam School.

The museum buildings are located in the Spaarndammerbuurt neighbourhood and are designed by architect Michel de Klerk in 1919.

Guided tour

The guided tour starts on the hour from 11.00 to 16.00 and shows you all of the 3 buildings. A guide will tell you more about the history of social housing and the Amsterdam School movement.

The tour of 15.00 is always in English!

Duration: 45 min     Price: already included in entrance fee

Museum Het Schip

Oostzaanstraat 45
Amsterdam (West)


directions_bus 22 Spaarndammerstraat
directions_bus 48 Spaarndammerstraat
tram 3 Haarlemmerplein
local_parking Willemspoort

Opening hours
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon closed
Tue 11:00 - 17:00
Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri 11:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Entrance fee
€16.00 adults (13+)
€7.50 students
€5.00 5-12 years
free 0-4 years

A ticket includes both entrance to all exhibitions and a guided tour.


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