About us

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ARCAM is the Amsterdam centre for architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. The city is our collection and we are the perfect starting point to discover its richness. 

Visitor’s Centre
Visit us for all information about Amsterdam and its architecture and urban planning. Designed by architect René van Zuuk, our building alone is worth a visit, with its unique shape and beautiful views over the Oosterdok. With our exhibitions we zoom in on current themes in the city. You can also visit the new permanent exhibition Timeline Amsterdam 2000-2030. With the new timeline of Amsterdam you can travel through the last two decades of Amsterdam and add what you miss! Furthermore, we offer a wide variety of books, maps and designer pieces.

What’s On
In the online agenda you will find an overview of all our activities that vary from Architecture Talks and Walks to lectures with international architects such as Daniel Libeskind or Kengo Kuma.





Hours & directions

Arcam is located at Prins Hendrikkade 600, Amsterdam. Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 13.00 – 17.00

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.