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Architecture Centre Amsterdam

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Address: Prins Hendrikkade 600, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 620 4878
13:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

We want to share our love for architecture with you. Architecture Centre...

We want to share our love for architecture with you. Architecture Centre Amsterdam is the starting point for everyone who is interested in architecture. Architecture is all around us and belongs to everyone. We believe it is the city's tastemaker. In our Visitor's Centre, we show a rich variety of architecture that made the city as it is today. We offer a broad programme of exhibitions, lectures, excursions, debates and more.

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Interesting building with a small exhibition.

The building itself is quite clever and worth a wander around to appreciate its curves and clever functionality. There was a small exhibition on lighting which we enjoyed but... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 April 2016
Mark G
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I took the Crash Course in Amsterdam Architecture and then the tour of the IJ -- new northern part of Amsterdam. This was one of the best tours I have ever taken. Guide was an expert, personable and approachable.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

I quite looked forward to visiting here especially since it was free. But upon arrival, seeing it from across a street, it was tiny, the view blocked by trees and traffic, interior looked filled with too much information to see through glass. It looked much better via social media posts or other existing photos.

Thank Eugenie K
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

The building itself is quite clever and worth a wander around to appreciate its curves and clever functionality. There was a small exhibition on lighting which we enjoyed but really this is a place to pop into for 10 minutes or so.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

An new building with a futuristic look,placed on Prins Hendrikkade,close to Nemo Science Museum and Naval museum.It has such an unusual architecture so that it's impossible not catch your eye.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

The building in the main picture is the Amsterdam Architecture Museum and is pretty stylish though rather small. It is worth a look into as its got a permanent exhibition on its links with NYC and how they also control waterways. Plenty of books to buy. Friendly staff too.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

The building itself is outstanding, and the lady working there was both kind and helpful. Possible to buy some architecture guides about Amsterdam. But it is so small, it is not a real museum or exhibition hall where you can spend hours.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

We thought this would be a wonderful exhibition dedicated to Amsterdam's architectural history. It was a one very small show room of canal control houses and downstairs was an area for people to do their own drawings of what should be done to the control houses in the future as now they are defunct. We were in and out within... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2012 via mobile

The ARCAM was not what I expected. Being an architect I expected more about the city and the buildings. I suggest just walking with a booklet from the visitors center and keep your eyes open. The city has a lot to offer architecturally.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2010

Wondrful building and inrresting exhibitions. Don' t miss it.

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