The Van Eesteren has build a new pavilion at the Sloterplas. A new light, transparent and inviting building, overlooking the Sloterplas lake, the boulevard and the Noorderhaven (Northern Harbour) has emerged at Bastion West, as the Van Eesteren Museum expands in New West.Read more
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.Read more
The celebrated Dutch architect and urban planner Cornelis van Eesteren is best known for his work on the General Expansion Plan for Amsterdam (Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan or AUP), dating from 1934 and implemented after the Second World War, and for his role as the chairman of the International Congress for Modern Architecture (CIAM) from 1930 to 1947.Read more
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 in Slotermeer in New West you can experience how people lived in a modern family house in the 1950s.Read more
From 17th March to the 16th July 2017 an exhibition was 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.Read more
The Van Eesteren Museum at the Burgemeester de Vlugtlaan 125 opened its doors in October 2010. Until July 2017 it was open at this adress. 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.Read more
The Van Eesteren Museum is run by a big group of enthusiastic volunteers, supported by a small group of staff and freelancers. New volunteers are always welcomed.