100th Anniversary Amsterdam School

The Amsterdam School, Amsterdam’s famous architectural style from the ’10s and ‘20s of the last century, was founded 100 years ago. To celebrate, the city organizes this year various events, meetings and exhibitions. For Open Monument Day Amsterdam they made it this year’s theme, Amsterdam School.

On February 24, Alderman Monuments Kajsa Ollongren, opened the anniversary year at the Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam. “We are here in one of the finest examples of the Amsterdam School,” said Ollongren at the hotel, which is located in ‘Het Scheepvaarthuis’ (Shipping House) on Prins Hendrikkade. “And fortunately my predecessors decided not only on large impressive buildings like this one, but also to build housing for Amsterdam in this beautiful historic style. I’m still proud of it.”


The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam School Museum Het Schip, Amsterdam Centre for Architecture, City of Amsterdam Monuments and Archaeology, Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Federation of Housing Corporations organize in this jubilee year events, meetings and exhibitions.

Some examples:
Stedelijk Museum presents the first museum survey of interior designs of the Amsterdam School ‘Living in the Amsterdam School. Designs for the interior 1910-1930 “(April 9 – August 28, 2016)
Amsterdam Centre for Architecture shows the influence of seeing the Amsterdam School in “One Hundred Years of Inspiration – Influence of the Amsterdam School of contemporary building ‘(April 14 – September 30, 2016)
Amsterdam School Museum Het Schip opens mid-April, its major expansion into residential living in Spaarndammer neighborhood and organizes every day a bus tour “Along the Building and Decorative Art of the Amsterdam School, which runs from Museum Het Schip towards Stedelijk Museum, through typical Amsterdam School areas.
Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam, in the former Scheepvaarthuis which opened in 1916, where the Amsterdam School as a movement got its name, organizes a Tour Scheepvaarthuis. The tour with afternoon tea/lunch and entrance to Amsterdam School Museum Het Schip. The package Amsterdam School 100 Years: includes accommodation in a typical Amsterdam School room, with entrance to Stedelijk Museum and/or Amsterdam School Museum Ship (WiFi, mini bar, spa and cycling are also included)

Open Monuments Day Amsterdam celebrates its thirtieth anniversary and pays tribute to the Amsterdam School. There are five additional open house events of an Amsterdam School Monument of the Month on: April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10 and August 14, 2016

Open Monuments Day Amsterdam is on September 10 and 11, 2016

In the early 20th century Amsterdam is bustling. Young designers, artists, architects, but also politicians (trade union) directors fiddle with the established order to shape a better society. This leads to an explosion of dynamism, creativity, new forms and materials. With the completion of Het Scheepvaarthuis (Shipping House) in 1916, a name was created for this group: The Amsterdam School. In this style the most assignments came from housing associations who wanted better housing for workers. The social housing of the Amsterdam School is one of the highlights of the Dutch architecture and is still admired throughout the city. Exactly one hundred years later, we celebrate in Amsterdam, The Year of the Amsterdam School.