The 5 most iconic buildings of the Amsterdam school Amsterdam

Jeruzalemkerk

Jan Maijenstraat 14

+31 (0)20 612 45 28

www.jeruzalem-kerk.nl

A completely symmetrical and imposing red brick church with stained glass windows representing the sevend ays of creation. The building also comprises seven apartments. Here the church and houses are adjoined, so that God could be close to his people. Jeruzalemkerk was built in the late 1920s and is an early result of crowdfunding. It's especially beautiful when the sun sets. Enjoy the view from the Cafe Cook's terrace.

De Dageraad

P.I. Takstraat

 

The gracefully undulating curves of this building contrast beautifully with the small horizontally slatted windows. It was commissioned by the social housing cooperation 'De dageraad' (The dawn), designed by Michel de Klerk and Piet Kramer and built in 1920. It had 294 apartments and several ground floor stores. In one of the old shops you'll find a visitor's centre that's open from Friday till Sunday.

Het Schip

Spaarndammerplantsoen 140

+31 (0)20 686 85 95

www.hetschip.nl

'Het schip' (The ship) was built between 1914 and 1921 as a working man's palace. The three buildings comprise low-rent housing for labourers, a post office and a tower. In the Museum of the Amsetdram School for Architecture that's located here, you can see an original labourer's home filled with period pieces, as well as the post office. The Ship was designed by Michel de Klerk and is considered one of the finest exponents of the architectural style of the Amsterdam School.

Vrijheidslaan

Vrijheidslaan

Vrijheidslaan (Freedom Lane) is the eastern entrance to Berlage's Plan Zuid. At the end of the 20th century, this urban plan was implemented to end housing shortage and improve the cramped living conditions in the city centre. There are many different examples of Amsterdam School architecture in this street, designed by a commission of 17 architects. After WW II it was briefly called Staling Lane.

Het Sieraad

Postjesweg 1

+31 (0)20 820 09 28

www.het-sieraad.nl

When 'Het sieraad' (The jewel) was built in the early 1920s it lay on the western edge of the city. This imposing structure was built on pentagonal plot and has been home to several educational institutions since then. The facade is adorned by Hildo Krop's sculptures. Nowadays, it's still a school, but it also has a cafe-restaurant on the ground floor with a large waterfront terrace.

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