This year ‘Architecture Day’ in Amsterdam will take place on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June, when the focus will be on architecture, design, future plans and unique locations in the city. Discover a different side to Amsterdam during Architecture Day.
Throughout Saturday 21 June there will be guided tours and excursions through and past some of the city’s notable architectural highlights. Take a tour, for example, with the architects of the new build in Science Park, Amsterdam University’s open city campus. Rather seek out the other extreme? Go on a bicycle excursion taking in art projects in Nieuw West. When this city district was built in the fifties and sixties, one per cent of the construction budget was reserved for art in the public space.
On Sunday 22 June, numerous buildings will open their doors, enabling visitors to have a good look inside. One building not to be missed is IJdock on Westerdoksdijk: a new, large, spectacular beacon in the IJ. A couple of hundred metres further along, the colourful building on the Silodam by MVRDV will also be open to the public.
On both days, Arcam will be the starting point for your architectural explorations. Here, information will be available on all the ins and outs of the programme. Arcam is also a place in which to linger, because here too there is plenty to do. For example, have a look round the exhibition ‘Stad in Zicht’, which presents ideas for development on an island in IJburg, take part in a (children’s) workshop in which you can design your own bridge control building, or just relax with a cup of coffee. On Saturday, there will be a book market at Arcam – your chance to buy that special architecture book.
Plenty to do then during Amsterdam’s Architecture Day!
For information about the programme and tickets, click here.