It is an iconic sight in Amsterdam: the red-orange public housing complex along the Spaarndammerplantsoen. Designed by famous architect Michel de Klerk, the expressionist building hosts Museum Het Schip (The Ship), which takes visitors on a journey through the art of architecture. The characteristic brick construction reveals that The Ship is a showpiece of the Amsterdam School architectural movement. Arising in 1910 till about 1930 in the Netherlands, the famous movement shaped towns throughout the country, its fantastical way of building being an unmissable staple of Amsterdam. “The Amsterdam School was a way of building that went much further than housing,” explains director Alice Roegholt.

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