About us


© Berbe Rinders

Architecture Centre Amsterdam is the 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 to get to know everything about the architecture and urban design of Amsterdam. Designed by architect René van Zuuk, our building alone is worth a visit, with its unique shape and beautiful views over the Oosterdok. By curating temporary exhibitions, we reflect on the history of the city as well as current and future developments. You can also use the ‘Panorama’: a chronological overview of Amsterdam’s architectural history. Do you have specific questions? We are happy to help you discover the capital of the Netherlands!

Furthermore, we offer a wide variety of books, maps and designer pieces.

galerievloer_foto Wim Ruigrok

Architecture Talk & Walk
Every Friday from April until October, we offer a unique combination of an introductory lecture on Amsterdam’s architecture, from its earliest foundations up until the most recent developments. After the lecture, a local ‘guiding architect’ will take you on a two-hour walking tour along the waterfronts and its contemporary architecture.

Architecture Talk & Walk. © Berbe Rinders

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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.