Museum Het Schip

Price guide: Mid-range

Spaarndammerplantsoen 140, Amsterdam, 1013 XT

Price guide: Mid-range

Museum Het Schip © Amsterdam Tourist Board
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#15 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Education

Expert review of Museum Het Schip

This unusual apartment block is one of the best examples of Amsterdam School architecture.

Heading out of the city centre to visit an early 20th-century social housing block doesn't sound that enticing, does it? But trust me: if you have any interest in design and architecture, you will find The Schip very rewarding. Finished in 1919, the red-brick edifice has waves of decoration on its facades and a funnel-like tower. Your guided tour also takes in the wonderful old post office, and an apartment furnished as it would have been in the 1920s.

Price advice: 

7.50 euros; students 5 euros; I amsterdam Card holders free.

Expert tips: 
Guided tours leave every hour and last around 50 minutes.
The best way to get to the Museum Het Schip is by tram or bike - tram details are on the museum's website.
From the Schip, it's a pleasant walk through the Westerpark to the Westergasfabriek, a former gasworks transformed into a cultural centre with several appealing cafés.

More information on Museum Het Schip :

Price guide:
Architectural site, Landmark / monument
Spaarndammerplantsoen 140, Amsterdam, 1013 XT
020 418 2885
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Sun 11pm-5pm.

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