Archi­tec­ture Talk & Walk

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 (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)

Archi­tec­ture Talk & Walk is a co-production of Archi­tec­ture Centre Amsterdam and architour

Due to Covid 19 the Talk & Walk will not take place in 2020. You can book again in spring 2021.

Check out the Talk&Walk-reviews on Tri­pAd­visor!

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.