Museum The Ship
Along the Spaarndammerplantsoen in Amsterdam, three monumental public housing complexes are designed by famous architect Michel de Klerk. The most expressionistic block is nicknamed The Ship and belongs to the top of the Amsterdam School architectural movement of the early twentieth century. The unconventional building exudes an air of festivity and is a true scultpure of bright orange bricks.The Ship is still inhabited and the museum is located in different parts of the building:
In the former primary school Museum The Ship is located, the museum about Amsterdamse School architectural movement. The first floor houses the large permanent exhibition ‘Amsterdam School Constructed ideals’. Visitors will experience vividly what it is like to be surrounded with the skills, inspiration and imaginative splendor of the Amsterdam School. On the second floor one can visit special temporary exhibitions. The courtyard of the block is adorned with a collection of Amsterdam School street furniture.
The carefully restaured post office enables us to admire De Klerk’s only fully preserved interior design in all its glory.