Amsterdam is quite possibly the most historically relevant european city in terms of urban design. We find works of contemporary dutch architecture all over the city, especially in the zone of Borneo sporenburg and Java, full of interesting buildings by distinct architects.
Rotterdam is internationally recognized for its innovative architecture. We find the new and the old here, together in harmony. Some of the better-known architectural studios have their offices in this Dutch city.
Here, Rem Koolhaas end eavors to redesignthe world. Founders of OMA, MVRDV and Mecanoo also have their offices here. In The Hague we find more interesting examples of contemporary dutch architecture.
A trip to Utrecht to see the Rietveld-schröder house is a must. This building, on the UNESCO list of Heritage Sites, is considered to be the most influential residential building from the beginning of the modern era.
– Preparation of itinerary and tours guided by an architect throughout the trip.
– Lodging in 3* hotel in double room.
– Transfer to/from airport.
– Public transport pass in Amsterdam.
– Private bus available all day for trip to Utrecht.
– Private bus available all day for trip to Rotterdam and The Hague.
– Private bus in Amsterdam city center according to program (option of renting bicycles).
– Basic travel insurance.
– Rietveld Schröder House, by Gerrit Rietveld.
– NAI (Netherlands Architecture Institute) by J.M.J.
– Uithof University Campus, buildings by Wiel Arets, Mecanoo and OMA.
– Arcam by René Van Zuuk.
– Zones of Borneo Sporenburg and Java.
DAY 1 – AMSTERDAM (flight)
DAY 2 – UTRECHT – ALMERE
DAY 3 – AMSTERDAM
DAY 4 – ROTTERDAM – THE HAGUE – AMSTERDAM
DAY 5 – AMSTERDAM
DAY 6 – AMSTERDAM (flight)
Meet participants at airport forcheck inand flight to Amsterdam. Flight.Transfer byprivate bus to hotel and check in.
Tour of city center: The Stock Exchange by Berlage (1903), Bike station by VMX Architects, Nemoby Renzo Pianoon the port of Osterdok and the Supermarket by Verburg Hoogendijk Architecten.
Visit Arcam by René Van Zuuk; inside we find the Amsterdam Center of Architectureand the Eye Film Museum, Delugan Meissl (Opened inSpring2012).
Breakfast. Private bus available (8 hours) for Trip to Utrecht. Duration: approx. 45 minutes.
Visit the Rietveld Schröder House and Erasmuslaan 9, both by Gerrit Rietveld. Visit Uithof University Campus, including Minnaert Buidling by Neutelings Riedijk, Library by Wiel Arets, Educatorium by OMA, Management School by Mecanoo and BasketBar by NL.
Exterior visit: Double House by Bjarne Mastenbroek and MVRDV.
Return, stopping in Almere. Here we will see the new city center: OMA Master Plan, building by OMA, Christian de Portzamparc, Gigon Guyer, SANAA…
Night in Amsterdam.
Breakfast. Private bus available (4 hours) for tour of Amsterdam.
Cineac by J. (1934), port by Silodam and WoZoKo, “Ookmerweg Housing”, both by MVRDV.
Zones of Borneo Sporenburg and Java, urban planning by West 8: The Whale, by Architekten Cie, The red bridges of West 8 with their snake-like shape. Buildings by Spanish architects MAP, Josep Lluis Mateo and his Borneo Dock housing and Cruz y Ortiz’s Java Eiland. Hoogtij by Diener and Diene and IJ Tower by Neutelings Riedijk.
Night in Amsterdam.
Breakfast. Private bus available (8 hours) for trip/tours in Rotterdam and The Hague.
De Hef Bridge by P.Joosting. Van Nelle Factory by Brinkman & Van der Vlugt, Café de Unie by J.J.P. Oud. Cube housing by Piet Blom, NAI (Netherlands Architecture Institute) by J.M.J. Coenen.
Kunsthal de OMA. Hoge Heren by Wiel Arets, Erasmus Bridge by Van Berkel, Megabioscoop by van Velsen, Schouwburgplein by Geuze-West 8, Kop van Zuid by Renzo Piano. Luxor Theater by Bolles & Wilson, Shipping and Transport College by Neutelings Riediij Architecten. World Port Centre by Foster.
Stop in The Hague on the way back, to visit Netherlands Dance Theatre, underground tunnel by OMA and “Netherlands Congress Building” by J.J.P. Oud.
Return and Night in Amsterdam.
Breakfast. Private bus available (4 hours) for tour of Amsterdam (or bicycle option).
Moederhuis by Aldo van Eyck, Glasshouse hortus botanicus by Zwarts Jansma.
Housing cooperative Het Oosten by Steven Holl, Student housing by Herman Hertzberger. Open-air school by J.Duiker.
Night in Amsterdam.
Breakfast. Check out of hotel. Free morning.