Tag: heritage

Dominicus Church

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.

Huis Sonneveld

(1933) A great example of Het Nieuwe Bouwen, closely related with the Van Nelle Factory, with a modern but surprisingly warm colored interior.

Van Nelle Factory

(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”.

Dominicanen Bookstore

The “most beautiful bookstore in the world” (according to The Guardian). Built into an old Dominican church. Zoom into the paintings between the vaults!

Town Hall Hilversum

(1928-1931) Town Hall Hilversum (Raadhuis Hilversum) was designed by Dudok to serve as seat of the municipal council of Hilversum in the Netherlands.

Beurs van Berlage

(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.

Openluchtschool (Open Air School)

(1930) A great example of “Nieuwe Bouwen” by Jan Duiker, still functioning as a school. The building is positioned to catch maximum sunshine.

Sanatorium Zonnestraal

(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.

Radio Kootwijk

(1923) A pre-brutalist and art-deco mix former broadcasting station, purposely built “in the middle of nowhere” inspired by Egyptian sphinxes.

Kubus Woningen (Cube Houses)

(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.

Het Schip – Amsterdamse School

(1919-1921) A great example of Amsterdam School Architecture. Designed by Michiel de Klerk and built as social housing to elevate the working class.

Sterre der Zee Basilica, Maastricht

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…

Jeruzalem Kerk (Jerusalem Church)

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…

Oude Kerk (Old Church, Amsterdam)

(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.