Tickets for Museum Het Schip
Learn the story of social housing in the early 20th century and more
- See the most important example of the Amsterdam School of Expressionist architecture, a style of architecture that arose in 1910 in the Netherlands
- Learn about 20th-century social housing and visit a replicated slum dwelling and the former post office
- Browse the permanent exhibition Amsterdam School: Materialised Ideals, and explore a side of Amsterdam slightly off the usual tourist agenda
The Museum Het Schip welcomes you on board, but you'll find no sails and no drunken sailors here. Instead you'll learn the history of 20th-century social housing, take a free guided tour, see a replica of a slum dwelling and more!
The Amsterdam School style of architecture was born in 1910 and rose to significance right up to 1930 in the Netherlands. It became a vital highlight of international expressionist architecture, sometimes linked to German Brick Expressionism.
This social housing complex nicknamed The Ship was originally designed by architect Michel de Klerk. Once a primary school, it remains one of the most famous and iconic buildings of the Amsterdam School - and is just as educational.
Browse the permanent exhibition Amsterdam School: Materialised Ideals, which showcases the architecture and decorative art so pivotal in the movement.
See a number of temporary exhibitions and take a free tour through a replica of a slum dwelling and the former post office, complete with original interior. Consider yourself 'schooled'.
- Entrance to the Museum Het Schip
- 45-minute guided tour in English or Dutch (optional)
- Handouts for the guided tour
Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.
- Bus: Line 22 from Central Station heading to Sloterdijk, get off at Oostzaanstraat and walk 5 minutes
- Tram to Haarlemmerpoort + 10 minutes walking