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Amsterdam Architecture Tours

Dutch Architecture Guides – Building Walks tailor made for groups visiting Holland.

post updated 23 April 2024

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Amsterdam Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks – Introduction

e-architect have architectural tour guides in most of the key cities across Europe.

Our Amsterdam guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Amsterdam are all exclusive to each client.

Nhow Amsterdam RAI Hotel Building design by architects OMA / Reinier de Graaf:
nhow Amsterdam Rai Hotel
picture courtesy OMA

Amsterdam Architecture Walking Tours

Should you be planning a conference, an office trip, or university trip in Amsterdam please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Amsterdam is the largest Dutch city and the capital of The Netherlands. It is located roughly in the centre of the country, close to the North Sea. The city has a wealth of good contemporary architecture, all possible to visit on our Amsterdam Architectural Walking Tours.

Recent key openings include the renewed Rijksmuseum building and the exuberant Stedelijk Museum renewal and extension. A major new building on the waterfront is the spectacular EYE Dutch Film Museum by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects:

Dutch Film Museum Amsterdam Architecture Tours
photo © Rene den Engelsman

Famous architects with buildings in the city include Dutch architects OMA, MVRDV, UNStudio, Mecanoo architecten, Gerrit Rietveld, Aldo van Eyck, and also ones from outside The Netherlands such as Kisho Kurokawa, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Delugan Meissl and EMBT. Other key architects with work in the city include 3XN Architects, de Architekten Cie., Benthem Crouwel, Rafael Vinoly Architects and Bennetts Associates.

360 Degrees Building Amsterdam building design by Studioninedots:
360 Degrees Building Amsterdam Holland
photo : Sebastian van Damme Amsterdam workplace building, Oosterdokseiland building design by Architect: UNStudio ; Lead Interior Architect: HofmanDujardin: Amsterdam workplace building
photo : Matthijs van Roon

WoZoCo building design by Dutch architects MVRDV:
Wozoco Amsterdam building by MVRDV
photograph © Adrian Welch

Amsterdam Walking Tours

Amsterdam Architectural Tours can focus on historical buildings, contemporary buildings or a mixture of both. The Amsterdam Architecture Tour is typically an introduction to the city’s newest buildings, but it can be tailored to your group’s interests, for example social housing or retail interiors.

We can provide limited advice for Walking Tours of Amsterdam about types and areas of buildings. Our guides for the Amsterdam Architectural Tours should be able to meet your needs and interests.

European HQ for Calvin Klein & Tommy Hilfiger building designed by MVSA Architects, based in The Netherlands:
European HQ for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger - Amsterdam Architecture Tours
photo © MVSA Architects / Ronald Tilleman

We can provide information on programme, geographical areas and building types up to a year ahead of your architectural walking tour. For example, a group of architects interested in innovative Dutch housing or office buildings could be provided with tailored information allowing an architectural tour programme to be agreed prior to their visit to The Netherlands.

You can visit DeFlat Kleiburg, Apartment Building, Winner of the Mies van der Rohe 2017 Awards, by Dutch architects NL Architects.

Our guides typically meet visitors at the starting point of their Dutch walking tour, but by request might be able to meet them from the airport or their accommodation.

We can also do combined tours with Rotterdam, the other major city in The Netherlands.

Amsterdam Architecture

Blauwe Theehuis Vondelpark – Blue Tea House, Vondelpark, renewal design by Architects Studio Modijefsky:
Blauwe Theehuis, Vondelpark Amsterdam by Studio Modijefsky
photo : Maarten Willemsteinn
Blauwe Theehuis – a delightful 1930s Modernist pavilion building.
In the heart of the most vibrant and well-known park in Amsterdam: the Vondelpark, Brouwerij ‘t IJ has adapted a unique monument as its latest taproom. An instantly recognisable former tearoom – Blauwe Theehuis – was carefully redesigned by Studio Modijefsky, who has mastered the tricky art of playing homage to a historic property while keeping it contemporary and fresh.

Amsterdam Walking Tours

Contact e-architect to arrange your architectural tour of the Dutch capital: isabelle(at) / mobile +44 (0)7952 149814.

Architecture Tours

e-architect also organise architecture walking tours in other cities such as Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Berlin, London, Glasgow, Barcelona, Oslo and Paris.

Architecture Walking Tours

Amsterdam Architecture Tours Pictures
image courtesy of architects office

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, western Europe

Dutch Capital Architectural Designs

Amsterdam Architecture Center : Arcam
Design: René van Zuuk architect
Amsterdam Architecture Center

Borneo Sporenburg – Houses
Design by various architects
Borneo Photos : Dutch capital city dockland residential architecture

WoZoCo Housing for Elderly
Design: MVRDV
WoZoCo Amsterdam Housing
This building was the first housing complex realized by MVRDV. The large housing corporation client wanted 100 units for elderly people with a gallery-type circulation. However, the units did not fit the site in an acceptable way, so MVRDV were invited to solve the problem.

Diamond Exchange
Design: ZJA
Diamond Exchange Amsterdam building
photo © Capital C Amsterdam
Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam
The Diamond Exchange, Capital C Amsterdam in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has been awarded with a prestigious MIPIM Award 2020 for ‘Best Refurbished Building’ at the Paris Real Estate Week. The historical building, designated as  a national monument, has undergone a major renovation designed by the architectural office ZJA in collaboration with Heyligers design + projects.

Underground Bicycle Parking Leidseplein
Design: architectural studio ZJA
Underground Bicycle Parking Leidseplein Amsterdam bike
photo © ZJA
Underground Bicycle Parking Leidseplein
ZJA, together with Ballast Nedam, was awarded the contract by the municipality of Amsterdam for the construction and design of the bicycle parking Leidseplein under the Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen. By bringing all bicycles underground, a spatial, green square has been created above ground.

ING Cedar Bank HQ, Cumulus Park, Amsterdam Zuidoost
Design: Benthem Crouwel Architects and HofmanDujardin
ING Cedar Bank HQ Amsterdam
photo © Jannes Linders
ING Cedar Bank HQ in Cumulus Park
This is the new office for the Netherlands’ largest bank. The transparent and sustainable new home for 2,800 ING employees embodies the client’s new preferred way of working: agile, flexible and innovative, and inspires people to meet, connect and be creative.

Dutch Architecture

Dutch Architecture – major new building designs

New Amsterdam Architecture

Amsterdam Building Photos from the tour route

Amsterdam Buildings : Historical Buildings

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