Museum Het Schip

Het Schip (“The Ship”) is an apartment building in the Spaarndammerbuurt district of Amsterdam. It was designed in 1919 by Michel de Klerk as a block of housing for the working class and follows the Brick Expressionism style of the Amsterdam School of architecture. The building also includes a post office, which now hosts the visitor center of the Museum. Guided tours start there.

Above, entrance of the visitor center.

Above, post office.

Above, inside the post office.

Above, reconstruction of a working class dwelling around the time Het Schip was designed.

Above, garden at the center of the block.

Above, an apartment below the turret can be visited (only as part of the tour).

Above, in the turret of Het Schip.

Above, exhibition of street furniture behind the Museum café.

Above, another building designed by Michel de Klerk. The Spaarndammerbuurt district contains many other examples of the Brick Expressionism style.

Above, Spaarndammerplantsoen.

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