About the Museum

Discover the post-war architecture and art of Amsterdam

The Van Eesteren Museum is a treasure trove of information about the cultural-historical legacy of the influential Dutch urban planner Cornelis van Eesteren.

Van Eesteren’s work forms a highlight of post-war urban planning and architecture in Amsterdam.  His designs and the special spatial urban outlay can still be seen in New West (including Slotermeer), Buitenveldert and parts of Amsterdam North.

The Van Eesteren Museum in Slotermeer encompasses an indoor museum with information about Van Eesteren and changing exhibitions; an outdoor museum where you can join a guided walk and learn more about his principles of light, air and space and finally a museum house where you can experience what the original houses were like in the 1950s.

Supported and run by local people, the Van Eesteren Museum in Slotermeer is a true neighbourhood museum.

Van Eesteren Binnenmuseum aan de Burgemeester De Vlugtlaan 125. Foto: Victorien Koningsberger. Kaart van het Algemeen UItbreidingsplan van Amsterdam (AUP), Dienst der Publieke Werken, 1935. Binnenmuseum Vaste Expositie. Foto: Victorien Koningsberger. Eetkamer Museumwoning Van Eesterenmuseum. Foto © Thomas Heere. Prentbriefkaart. Amsterdam W., Burgemeester de Vlugtlaan; circa 1960.