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We cover completed buildings plus new building designs across Amsterdam. Our focus is on contemporary Dutch buildings.

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Amsterdam Architecture News

12 Feb 2018
Van der Valk Hotel, Zuidas District
Design: Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)
Van Der Valk Hotel
image from architecture studio

Van der Valk Hotel
With origins as a highway-centric motel chain for travelers by automobile; Van der Valk is an international company, whose roots are Dutch, and whose hotels are almost always sited adjacent to highways, providing standard lodging and dining for those traveling long distances by car.

Favelous 963 – Pop up restaurant – 28 Jun 2013
Design: Favelous, Architects
Favelous 963 Pop-up Restaurant in Amsterdam
photo : Arne Kuilman

What can you make out of 900 meters of split bamboo, 600 meters of black rope and 300 meters of damaged bicycle tires collected from the local stores? The Favelous team made a pop-up restaurant at Mediamatic Fabrique in Amsterdam.

Ziggo Dome
Benthem Crouwel Architects
Ziggo Dome Amsterdam
photo : Jannes Linders

Ziggo Dome – 29 Nov 2012
The sign becomes the building: brightly lit and dark at the same time, the impressive Dome shall not go unnoticed when passing by. This Dutch building is covered with 120,000 LED fixtures, allowing the facade to appear as a video screen on all sides. The 10,000 sqm screen can be used for announcements or to show what is happening inside.

De Kameleon, The Bijlmer, Amsterdam Zuidoost
NL Architects
De Kameleon Building
photo : Luuk Kramer

De Kameleon Amsterdam – 10 Jul 2012
De Kameleon is a supersized housing block including a new shopping center and plenty of parking in the area formerly known as Bijlmermeer. The Bijlmer is the one area in the Netherlands that sometimes is considered a ghetto. At the moment the area is going through a radical renovation process: an attempt is being made to turn it into a regular Dutch suburb. Standard low-rise housing is introduced that replaces the 10 storey apartment buildings but also the green spaces in-between them.

Drug Addict Hotel
Atelier Kempe Thill
Junkie Hotel Amsterdam
photo © Ulrich Schwarz

Junky Hotel Amsterdam – 26 Jun 2012
The Amsterdam-Bijlmermeer housing development, which was erected in the nineteenseventies based on CIAM principles under the direction of Siegfried Nassuth, has been being overhauled since the mid-nineteen-nineties due to a wide range of social and structural problems. In this case, urban renewal means, above all, radically demolishing large-scale, honeycombed housing blocks and replacing them with differentiated, smallscale block development and terraced housing.

Amsterdam International Golf Club, Schiphol
Mecanoo architecten
Amsterdam Golf Club Building
image from architects

Amsterdam International Golf Club – 7 Jun 2012
Construction begins on the new clubhouse for the Amsterdam International Golf Club Schiphol. The new exclusive golf club is located next to Schiphol Airport, a stone’s throw from Amsterdam’s Zuidas business district. The 2,000 m² clubhouse is designed by Mecanoo and features, in addition to a high end restaurant, a fitness and wellness centre with luxury dressing rooms, lounges, terrace and roof terrace for parties and events.

Amsterdam Iconic Bridge Competition
[AC-CA] Design Contest
Amsterdam Iconic Pedestrian Bridge Competition
image from design contest organisers
Amsterdam Iconic Bridge Competition – various designs
The winning project was able to combine an iconic proposal with a real urban solution. A circuit bringing us to the heights or depths, a partially submerged Ring on an extraordinary equilibrium. It swims and at the same time threatens to fly. It is a solution that engages the user to ponder on the decision of which path to choose: the underwater for a romantic and exploring passage or aerial for a bright and direct path ‐ Ring of pedestrian and environmental activity.

EYE Dutch Film Museum
Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
EYE Dutch Film Museum Amsterdam
photo © Rene den Engelsman

EYE Dutch Film Museum

Amsterdam Architecture

Key Buildings in the Dutch Capital, alphabetical:

Amsterdam Architecture Center : Arcam
René van Zuuk
Amsterdam Architecture Center
photograph © Luuk Kramer

Amsterdam Architecture Center

Animal Refuge Centre Building
arons en gelauff architecten
Animal Refuge Centre
photograph : Luuk Kramer

Animal Refuge Centre

Anne Frank House Museum Building
Benthem Crouwel
Anne Frank House
picture © Adrian Welch

Amsterdam museum

Bijlmer Park Theatre
Architectenbureau Paul de Ruiter
Bijlmer Park Theatre
photo : Pieter Kers

Bijlmer Park Theatre

Bijlmer Station Extension
Bijlmer Station Building
picture © Ger Van Der Vlugt

Amsterdam station building

Borneo Sporenburg Houses
various architects incl. Miralles & MVRDV
Borneo Amsterdam
image © AW

Borneo houses : Dockland architecture

Mint Hotel Amsterdam
Bennetts Associates
Mint Hotel Amsterdam
photo : Peter Cook

Mint Hotel Amsterdam

The Music Building – Muziekgebouw
3XN Architects
image © Adrian Welch

Amsterdam Architecture

Nemo Building
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Nemo Amsterdam
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Nemo Amsterdam

Sarphatistraat Offices
Steven Holl Architects
Amsterdam office building
photo : Alan Mason

Amsterdam offices

Silodam – housing, Oude Houthaven
Amsterdam housing
image © Isabelle Lomholt

Silodam housing

Stedelijk Museum Facade – The Bathtub
BenthemCrouwel Architects
Stedelijk Facade
image from architects

Amsterdam museum building

UNStudio Tower
UNStudio Tower
photo © Christian Richters

UNStudio Tower

Van Gogh Museum
Gerrit Rietveld
Van Gogh Museum
picture © AW

Van Gogh Museum buildings

Van Gogh Museum – Exhibition Wing
Kisho Kurokawa
Kisho Kurokawa building
image © Isabelle Lomholt

Van Gogh Museum Expansion

The Whale Building
de Architekten Cie.
The Whale Amsterdam
photo © Adrian Welch

Dutch housing

WoZoCo Housing for Elderly
photograph © AJW

Amsterdam housing

Amsterdam Architects

Amsterdam Architecture – Historical Buildings


Contemporary Dutch Architectural Projects

UNStudio : Dutch architecture practice

Amsterdam Exhibition + symposium : Noord Publiek

Dutch architecture studio – Mecanoo

Amsterdam Church buildings

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