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“architecture 'Amsterdamse School'” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Museum Het Schip

Museum Het Schip
Spaarndammerplantsoen 140, 1013 XT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 4750924
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Ranked #67 of 247 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Museums
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“architecture 'Amsterdamse School'”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This museum is a very good impression of the architecture of 'Amsterdamse School' and also gives an insight of the living environment of that aera.

Visited November 2012
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“"My Ship Compass"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

...was the map they gave us with our tickets (€15 ea.) to navigate this magnificent Museum. You enter an open courtyard (South) from which you reach the stairs (and elevators) to the different sections: East, West and North. We started at "West" with a 'Circus at Sea' intended for children but that we also enjoyed, 'My Expo', and interactive show where you could create a storm at sea. "The Tale of the Whale" from hunting to toys and conservation, and "See you in the Golden Age" where actors describe in a movie, that appears and vanishes as you walk, how Holland became a world power. They remark hard work and a simple life as the foolproof recipe. Then we passed onto "East" with "The Paintings" ample exhibition of maritime themes by Dutch painters of different eras: Men of War, battles, storms, fires, disasters, calm seas, pleasure cruises to choose from. "The Ship Decorations" the most interesting of which were the collection of Ships Figureheads. "The Navigational Instruments" before radar. "The Photo Abum" stories of immigration told as you sat comfortably. "The Yacht Models" old and new."The Globes" the world as was imagined more than seen. "The Glass, Silver and Porcelain" that adorned banquets.
And "North" for the "Port of Amsterdam", the famous "Amsterdam" Indiaman (perfect duplicate) "A Voyage at Sea" where you tried to survive sinking by rowing for your life. And, since part of the beautiful building is used for private parties, we witnessed a wedding what is supposed to bring you luck. It did bring us luck: we spent a fantastic afternoon at the Museum Het Schip.

Visited September 2013
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“Beautiful, fascinating, definitely worth the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Relaxed, informative tour (tours in English at 11am), friendly tour guide, and just such an inspiring piece of architecture/planning. The details on the building are simply stunning and we could still learn a lot today from the ideology behind it. Even if you're not particularly 'into' architecture or social history, it oozes retro cool! The Lunchroom is a great bonus too. Ignore the guidebooks which say get the bus from the town centre, and walk down Brouwergracht and through Westerpark instead, it only takes about 25 mins and it's worth it.

Visited October 2013
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almere
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“Only for the architecture minded.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Very nice detailed exhibition about the so called amsterdam architecture style from 1910 until 1925. It is in some buildings made in this style.

Visited November 2012
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“A bit out of the way but worth it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

A walk through Westerpark or a ride on bus 22 gets you to this amazing wonderful building.
If we could show as much respect to the working class as the Amsterdam School architect Michel deKlerk did in 1919 this would most certainly be a better world"

Visited September 2013
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