Museum Het Schip

Museum Het Schip, Amsterdam: Hours, Address, Museum Het Schip Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum Het Schip
4.5
Speciality Museums • Architectural Buildings • History Museums
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Museum The Ship is located in the imaginative social housing complex ofthe same name designed by architect Michel de Klerk. This expressionistic housing block was built in 1919 for social housing corporation Eigen Haard. The triangular shape of the building inspired its nickname “The Ship”. It is one of the best examples of the “Amsterdam School”– a movement in architecture and decorative arts that spread across all of the Netherlands.
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Garima G
12 contributions
Aug 2021
If you are into architecture then this is the Museum for you. Telling the story of great architect Michel de Klerk and displaying the living of both rich and poor from 19th century, the museum gives an insight into the journey or architecture and its evolution.
Written September 14, 2021
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Filippo G C
5 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Yesterday, I went for a date at Het Schip musuem.
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed both the indoors tour and walking around the area afterwards, following the instructions of our very friendly and knowledgeable Umberto.
Reccomendable experience, for sure! 💯
Written July 26, 2020
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Pete C
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Couples
Having cycled across Amsterdam in the rain to the museum we realised that there was no tour in English until later that afternoon...so decided we would attend the Dutch tour. One of the students at the centre offered to take us around as he spoke English which made our visit. The tour was really interesting and the gesture really considerate. They really cared that we got to experience the architecture and interiors.
Written July 11, 2020
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands19,907 contributions
Jan 2020
The Ship is a museum about the Amsterdam School architecture right inside a prime example of this type of architecture. It is located inside the former school part of the 1919 social housing project “Het Schip”. An hourly guided tour takes you around and jnside the building. It is also quite well possible to guide yourself around. The museum café provides a good sandwich lunch and the volunteer staff is very friendly.
Written January 23, 2020
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richard_fenger
Amsterdam167 contributions
Aug 2019
If you do like to see and understand Architecture in Amsterdam from the first half of the past century iys a must to visit this museum. Easy to reach with pub;ic traffic.. Do take a roundtrip as well. Its worth!
Written September 6, 2019
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Rosalie W
Birmingham, United Kingdom71 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
How wonderful to find this one while just taking a walk from my hotel to get to the centre of Amsterdam! I had no idea about the Amsterdam School of architecture but what a delight to walk around an area of social housing and find so many different styles each block with different front door styles and so much attention to detail!
Built when I socialist city council decided to create beautiful buildings that were functional for the working families to live in rather than the squalid sums that they had.
Wish I had more time to visit the other museums and buildings of the same period
Written May 19, 2019
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monika c
The Hague, The Netherlands142 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
For many tourists Amsterdam is the place of the great canals, the old party of the city, the harbour. But Amsterdam is so much more. There is the very interesting area in the north of the city (take the ferry behind the Central Station). And among other things there are the monumental buildings of the Amsterdam School.

Truly great architecture dating from the early 20th century when finally social housing was getting attention. And how!!

Visit Museum het Schip, but don't leave at that: join the tour even if you have to wait a while. So much information is provided and you get to see the inside of one of the old appartments. And then walk around and take your time. You will not regret this!
Written April 21, 2019
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Johanhendrik
Houten, The Netherlands96 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Wonderful housing project from the early twentieth century. Architecture as a form of Art and Beauty. Built for the poor by a socialist housing corporation. "If you build beautiful houses for people to live in, you will end up with more beautiful people." Excellent tour and we marvelled at the ingenuity on a small budget, the playfulness without letting the architecture dictate the human experience like it often does. No intimidating architecture that demands respect from the inhabitants and has them twist and turn to adapt, but everything functional to their needs and well thought through! Highly recommended as both a historical landmark and a work of art. The 3 p.m. tour is in English. Tour is included in the Entrance fee.
Written March 25, 2019
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cityfan097
The Hague, The Netherlands172 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Remarkable building, designed as a social housing project to house Catholic socialists in the early decades of the 20th century. We took the 45 minute Dutch walking tour organised by the museum, excellent guide. Saw the original post office and one apartment, both largely as they were in the early days.
Written March 1, 2019
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werdlerswereld
Amsterdam, The Netherlands888 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Interested in design and architecture, this place should not be missed. Amsterdam School of Architecture prominently present in exhibition and the building itself. Good guided tours available. Howwever, the regular entrance fee is a bit steep and should be lowered to make the place accesible to more people
Written February 24, 2019
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