For people interested in architecture, Amsterdam is one of Europe’s foremost architecture and design city. The city has so much to offer ranging from classicism, gothic and renaissance, to canal house architecture, to art deco and obviously, the architecture of the Amsterdam School, up to the current modern architectural forms. It is a feast for the eyes of the archi-tourist.
The Architecture of the Amsterdam School was brought about by the industrial revolution at the end of the 19th century with architects seeking new elements for decorating building facades. This is characterized by exotic rooflines, ornamental brickwork, cornices, window frames and corner formations which gave the facades “movement”.
Het Scheepvaarthuis (The Shipping House) was built for six Amsterdam shipping companies in 1928 by J.M. Van der Mey.
Dutch Art Nouveau at Cafe Americain and Art Deco at the Tuschinski Theater
ARCAM by Rene van Zuuk
IJ Docklands buildings
Conservatorium by Frits van Dongen