Amsterdam is a city with a rich urban history and a lot of exciting new developments. Get a taste of both in just one afternoon with our Talk & Walk!
Visit Architecture Centre Amsterdam for a talk on the city’s architectural history. During a 45-minute lecture, you will get to know everything about the origins of the city and how it expanded.
This is followed by a guided walk with architour. A local architect will take you on a 2‑hour walk and tell you everything you need to know about the recent redevelopment of the banks of the IJ around Oosterdok and the Central Station.
13.30–14.15 Architecture Talk by an architectural historian
14.30–16.30 Guided walk, led by a local architect
Projects on the route:
Architecture Centre Amsterdam (René van Zuuk, 2003)
Nemo (Renzo Piano, 1997)
Oosterdokseiland (Masterplan by Erick van Egeraat)
Public Library (Jo Coenen, 2007)
building site of Booking.com (UN Studio, 2020)
Central Station (Pierre Cuypers, 1883 / Benthem Crouwel, Wiel Arets, 2015)
ferry ride to the northern shore of Het IJ
EYE Film Institute (Delugan Meissl, 2012)
Adam Tower (Arthur Staal, 1969 / Claus en van Wageningen, 2016)
Due to Covid 19 the Talk & Walk will not take place in 2020. You can book again in spring 2021. Until then, open architecture tours in Amsterdam can be booked at Cityloop, a new brand of architour.
Your health is our top priority! Our tours take place in the open air, with 1,50 metre safety distance between participants and max. 15 participants per guide. A user-friendly and hygienic audioguide system is available and can be used with your own headphones.