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Museum Het Schip

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Address: Oostzaanstraat 45, 1013 WG Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Fascinating museum of the Amsterdam school of architecture

A bit of a bus ride out of town but worth it for a slice of architectural and social history. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. There is a guided tout every hour in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

A bit of a bus ride out of town but worth it for a slice of architectural and social history. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. There is a guided tout every hour in Dutch. The English tour is at 3 pm and brings the whole thing to life. The upper floor has excellent displays with an English audioguide option.

Thank Ruthlette
Santa Fe, NM, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Interesting for the architecture here and in the environs, for the architecture and for the sociological background. Architects wanted working people to have beauty, functionality, a tower, and other benefits formerly reserved for the very wealthy.

Thank JWMabry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The museum is very informative about the architects behind the social housing movement and the development of the housing in Amsterdam. Their inspiration and action puts some other European countries to shame over the provision of social housing. It was innovative at it's time and perhaps there is much to be learned from for now and the future for social... More 

Thank hilarytravel
The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Every year the Unseen Photography Festival takes place in Amsterdam. If you happen to be in The Netherlands this month, you cannot miss the photography exhibition at the Museum Het Schip. Even if the exhibition is small, the quality of the artworks, specially in terms of technique exploration, is outstanding. I highly recommend visiting this museum, even if you are... More 

Thank Daniela M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The museum at itself is interesting but if you take the tour (included in the price) you will see the treu gems. The most uniqeu postoffice and an appartment in the original style. And don't forget to wander around the other blocks in the neighbourhood. A surprising part of Amsterdam. Yes it's off the beaten track but it's the kind... More 

Thank noerej
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting building, And exibition. The guide changed lunguage to english only for two of us. He also knew lot of interesting things.

Thank Marzena S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Museum converted from an apartment building in the Spaarndammerbuurt district (just north of Westerpark), built in the style of the Amsterdam School of Expressionist architecture. Unique chance to get to grips with a form of architecture that you come across in parts of 'Dam. Activities for kids provided too.

Thank AaronPaulMarcus
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This "schip" rocks. Amazing building that was so cutting edge, you'll have trouble believing the date. Very sophisticated tour of both the building and the context: social housing in 1919 Amsterdam , a field where Communist associations joursted against Socialists, Protestants and Catholics. Hey, ALL battles between the Church and the Left should be fought in terms of who can... More 

Thank 10027
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The details of our pre-booked guided tour with a small lunch afterwards, or high tea, are posted under the Tripadvisor comments related to the Scheepvaarthuis. The Scheepvaarthuis is the Amrath 5* hotel. The Museum guided excusion consists of two parts, the outside (hope it does not rain) and the inside. The inside consists also of two parts, the tour and... More 

Thank huys25
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

What a lovely building from 1919. Still radical, still beautiful. The museum is well done, the tour is excellent. Chapeau!

Thank Bart V

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