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Amsterdam Centre for Architecture is an organisation that was founded in 1986 that "concentrates its activities in Amsterdam and the surrounding area." Arcam focuses on architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture. Arcam is the oldest and largest of more than forty local Dutch architecture centers.Put Architecture Centre of Amsterdam on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Amsterdam vacation planner.
The building: The building was designed by René van Zuuk. The building is a trapezoidal form with three floors.
Foundation:The current director of Arcam is Yvonne Franquinet; her predecessor was Maarten Kloos. Arcam's work is made possible by donors, sponsors, several services of the municipality of Amsterdam and the Stimuleringsfonds voor Architectuur .
Activities:Arcam provides information about architecture throughout the city of Amsterdam. The institution disperses this information in various ways, including Architectuurgids, crash courses, and guided tours. Additionally, the museum offers temporary and permanent exhibitions.
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Architecture Centre of Amsterdam Reviews
Small but eye-catching building on two floors maybe 5-10 minute walk to the east of central station along the waterfront and a nice walk it is too. Anyhow, the present exhibition is on the "right to..... more »
This tour is a must. The opening talk about the history of the city is fascinating. The two hour walking tour took us to areas of central and northern Amsterdam really allowed me to see into the... more »
The center has got an architecture lecture and tour every Friday, which covers the whole history of Amsterdam housing very thoroughly. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and the tour was eye opening. I highly recommend it to anyone who's got an interest in architecture.
The “Talk & Walk” on Friday afternoons is most interesting and highly recommended. First a talk on the development of Amsterdam throughout the ages, and then a tour by foot among interesting buildings, mostly close to the IJ river. The tour ends at the Eye film museum.
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