A true “hidden gem”, easily ignored church by Cuypers, who got more fame by designing the Amsterdam Central Station and Rijksmuseum. Unassuming on the outside, but pleasant and clever designed, making the most of the unusual small plot on the narrow Amsterdam alleys.
(1933) A great example of Het Nieuwe Bouwen, closely related with the Van Nelle Factory, with a modern but surprisingly warm colored interior.
(1925-1931) Soon after building (designed by van der Vlugt and Wiebenga) was completed in 1931, Le Corbusier described the factory as “the most beautiful spectacle of the modern age”.
The “most beautiful bookstore in the world” (according to The Guardian). Built into an old Dominican church. Zoom into the paintings between the vaults!
(1928-1931) Town Hall Hilversum (Raadhuis Hilversum) was designed by Dudok to serve as seat of the municipal council of Hilversum in the Netherlands.
(1896-1903) Perhaps Berlage’s most famous building. Discover elements of Neo Roman architecture, as well as Jugendstil, and early examples of Het Nieuwe Bouwen and Amsterdam School.
(1930) A great example of “Nieuwe Bouwen” by Jan Duiker, still functioning as a school. The building is positioned to catch maximum sunshine.
(1928-1931) The estate Zonnestraal is a former sanatorium in Hilversum, the Netherlands. The building was designed by architects Jan Duiker, Bernard Bijvoet and Jan Gerko Wiebenga, and is an example of the Nieuwe Bouwen.
(1923) A pre-brutalist and art-deco mix former broadcasting station, purposely built “in the middle of nowhere” inspired by Egyptian sphinxes.
(1982) No standard furniture fits into these houses designed by Piet Blom in 1978. One of the houses is turned into a museum where the inside can be seen. No standard furniture would fit in.
Started in times when Roman architecture was still in swing this 11th/12th century church in Maastricht is one of the oldest surviving buildings in The Netherlands. The interior…
The “Jeruzalem Church” is a great example of the style of the Amsterdam School. The church was built in the years 1928-1929 and designed by the architect Ferdinand…
(outside only) The Oude Kerk (Old Church) is Amsterdam’s oldest building. It was founded circa 1213 and consecrated in 1306. It stands in De Wallen, now Amsterdam’s main red-light district.