Amsterdam offers a wealth of classical modern architecture. Especially the south of the city is a true open-air museum of modernist architecture, from Berlage’s Plan Zuid to Van Eyck’s orphanage.
At the beginning of the 20th century, H.P. Berlage was appointed by the Amsterdam city council to design a plan for a city extension in the south of the city. Most buildings were designed by architects of the expressionist Amsterdam School, but there are also several examples of functionalist architecture – most prominently the Open Air School by Duiker. In the 1950s, Structuralism took over from Functionalism in the Netherlands. With his design for an orphanage which could accommodate 125 children, Aldo van Eyck created an architectural icon in 1960.
On this tour, you will experience several representative examples of Dutch modernism, from works of the Amsterdam School to Structuralism.