The Amsterdam School

The Amsterdam School

The Amsterdam School (Dutch: Amsterdamse School) is a style of architecture that arose from 1910 through about 1930 in the Netherlands. The Amsterdam School movement is part of international Expressionist architecture, sometimes linked to German Brick Expressionism.

Once a year official historic sites and city monuments are open to the public in Amsterdam. Our dear friends P.G. and A.K. went to the “Open Heritage Days” in Amsterdam and took the pictures you see below. (Thakanks for sharing guyys!! xoxo Mimi)

(photocredits; Peter Graatsma)

The images are made in the Amsterdams Lyceum (designed by the Dutch Architect H.A.J. Baanders. The windows were painted by artist R.N. Roland Holst, 1918), Villa Lebbink at the Apollolaan (designed by the Dutch architect J.H. Mulder jr, 1927 ) and “The Grand Hotel“, a former convent and townhouse, also the place where former Dutch Queen Beatrix married the German Prince Claus Felix von Amsberg in 1966. (1661-1662, 1903-1905 en 1924-1926: A.R. Hulshoff en N. Lansdorp.)

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Watching the Installation of Sculptures in Amsterdam by ArtZuid

Watching the Installation of Sculptures in Amsterdam by ArtZuid

ArtZuid is an open air sculpture biennial in Amsterdam’s Southern district in The Netherlands. The free accessible exhibition premiered in 2009. As we speak, In May 2015, the fourth edition of ArtZuid, curated by Rudi Fuchs, is being installed. We, at Mimi Berlin, went to see the humongous sculptures, made by international artists, being placed at the Apollolaan and Minervalaan. And that alone is worth a visit… About 66 sculptures will be on show by artists such as Jaume Plensa, Markus Lüpertz, Hans Josephsohn, Per Kirkeby, Michael Craig and Georg Baselitz (amongst many others). The ArtZuid Sculpture Route is 2,8 km long, which will make do for a nice art-stroll through the luscious streets of the “Old South” quarters in Amsterdam. (photocredits; ©JW Kaldenbach/ArtZuid)

We will be visiting this exhibition when it’s ready as well! It will be opened by Princess Beatrix on the 22nd of May and is open till the 22nd of September.

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