Published on: 9 April 2017

A Better City

From 17th March to the 16th July a new exhibition is running in the Bazel on Vijzelstraat in the centre of Amsterdam. The exhibition “A Better City” looks at the different stages of Amsterdams development and the visions had for a better future at each key moment.

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Published on: 14 December 2016

From drawing board to construction site!

After a long search for funds and a dependable contractor as well as final adjustments to the design, the day has finally come; the plans to construct a pavilion next to the Sloterplas are moving from the drawing board to the construction site.

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Van Eesteren-gids Jeffrey van Kronenburg tijdens een wandeling in de Freek Oxstraat in Slotermeer.
Published on: 10 November 2016

Walk with a guide

Walk with a guide through the ‘living’ open air museum, with a ‘collection’ consisting of houses, public gardens, shops, parks, squares and streets. From 1951 onwards, Amsterdam’s first City Garden outside the Ring Railway, Slotermeer, was built here.

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Published on: 10 November 2016

Cornelis van Eesteren

Cornelis van Eesteren was a Dutch architect and urban planner who developed the General Extension Plan (Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan or AUP) for Amsterdam in 1934.

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Published on: 10 November 2016

Experience the 1950s

Museum houses abound along the canals in the centre of Amsterdam, but you can also get a glimpse of life in Amsterdam in the 1950s outside the city’s centre. At the Freek Oxstraat 27-house in Slotermeer you can experience how people lived in a modern family house in the 1950s.

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Published on: 10 November 2016

In an industrial school

The Van Eesteren Museum on the Burgemeester de Vlugtlaan opened its doors in October 2010. The building was built in 1966 as the third municipal home and industrial school under commission of the Town Planning Department of the City of Amsterdam.

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van Eesteren Museum