Film screening of ‘The Ship’

Documentary about the restoration process of the Amsterdam School icon. 
52 minutes.

In 1917, Michiel de Klerk was commissioned by the housing cooperative Eigen Haard to design a housing complex for workers. This became a beautiful icon of the Amsterdam School, popularly known as The Ship. Using the restoration process as a starting point, the documentary explores Michel de Klerk’s motives for making this building in this wonderful way. As a restorer, how do you do justice to such a monumental work of art? Are the demands of the architects feasible for the craftsmen of our time?

After the documentary will premiere at the AFFR on 13 October, the film will travel to Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam for a week-long screening during the autumn holiday from Tuesday 23 to Sunday 28 October. Take a seat in our temporary cinema and follow the search for the right stone.

Group visit / company getaway
Are you looking for a little getaway with your team, friends or your club? And would you like to watch this documentary together, but rather in the morning? That’s possible! Contact us with your special requests. Email your ideas to Femke Gerritsma at

Film Screening The Ship
Maker: Wilma Kuijvenhoven, filmmaker, camerawoman, photographer. Studio Vermeer
Dates: Tuesday 23 to Sunday 28 October 2018
Time: Start at the whole hour. 13.00 / 14.00 / 15.00 / 16.00 hours
Location: Architecture centre Amsterdam
Prins Hendrikkade 600, 1011 VX Amsterdam
Entrance: free of charge
Please keep to the starting times and do not enter halfway through the hour.


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