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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.

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Concertgebouw by Al van Gendt

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Rijksmuseum’s Neo-Gothic style opened in 1885

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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”.

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Stadsarchief by KPC de Bazel

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Het Scheepvaarthuis (The Shipping House) was built for six Amsterdam shipping companies in 1928 by J.M. Van der Mey.

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Dutch Art Nouveau at Cafe Americain and Art Deco at the Tuschinski Theater

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Renzo Piano’s NEMO Science Center

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ARCAM by Rene van Zuuk

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IJ Docklands buildings

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Conservatorium by Frits van Dongen

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