Hours & directions

We are closed due to Covid restrictions until 2 March 2021 at least.

Opening times
Tuesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 PM

Opening Hours Holiday Season
We are closed on 25, 26 and 31 december 2019 and 1 January 2020.

ARCAM is closed on Mondays and on 25, 26, and 31 December 2020 and January 1st 2021.

The Amsterdam Architecture Centre is located at Prins Hendrikkade 600, Amsterdam. This is between NEMO and the Scheepvaartmuseum, across the Kadijksplein.
The building is located at the north side of the street, along the water of the Oosterdok. Searching for house numbers might be tricky, as house numbers between 194 and 600 do not exist at the Prins Hendrikkade.

© Carto Studio, Amsterdam

By public transport
Bus 22 and bus 48 connects Arcam with Amsterdam CS (busstop Kadijksplein).
The pier next to Arcam is part of the Museumboat route (stop #6).

Travel tip: Arrange your public transport prior to your arrival via Amsterdam Travel tickets. They offer tickets for unlimited travel across Amsterdam for 1-, 2- or 3-days.

By foot
From Amsterdam CS go left to Oosterdokskade. Walk along the waterside and cross the bridge to NEMO. Pass NEMO in front of the entrance and keep walking alongside the water, you’ll find Architecture Centre Amterdam on your left side. The walk will take about 15 minutes.

By car
From the north Ring A10, exit 16 Noord/Centrum, after IJ tunnel turn left to the Prins Hendrikkade, before the bridge cross the Prins Hendrikkade to the waterside.
From all other directions Ring A10, exit 14 Zeeburg, left towards Zeeburg/Centrum, straight ahaid through the Piet Hein tunnel, after the Piet Hein tunnel turn right to the Piet Heinkade, at the second traffic lights turn left, under the railroad, follow the curve right to the Prins hendrikkade. Architecture Centre Amsterdam is located right after the bridge on your right.

Oosterdok Parking is the closest parking garage and is open 24h.
Markenhoven-parkeergarage is close to Waterlooplein, which is on a 10 minute walking distance from Architecture Centre Amsterdam.

© Map: Carto Studio, Amsterdam



About us

The Architecture Centre of Amsterdam wants to share her love for architecture with visitors and citizens.

The building

The building is designed by René van Zuuk and it is a compact, sculptural building.

Architecture Guide

Arcam's Architecture Guide contains information on more than 600 buildings in Amsterdam.


Events Oosterdok United

For seven weeks, the development of Oosterdok will be spotlighted in an exhibition and a programme comprising tours of...

Depot Dutch Maritime Museum

Liesbeth van der Pol

‘s Lands Zeemagazijn (Maritime Museum)

D. Stalpaert, DOK Architecten (vernieuwing), Rappange Architecten (renovatie) en NEY + Partners (overkapping)

Science Centre NEMO

Renzo Piano