Amsterdam is one such European Capital city rich in varied culture and heritage, besides the fact that the place is also historically important. Numerous magnificent buildings are present in the city that talks of the Dutch yesteryears. The most introspective part is that the buildings were highly architectural and brilliant in designs. Furthermore, quite many new constructions had been built lately, which can be included in the most modern and equipped buildings.
Below mentioned are the most stunning buildings in Amsterdam that should never be missed in your private day tours from Amsterdam.
Besides the substantial wing that was added in the renovation purposes in 2012, the construction of the Stedelijk is almost the same as the Rijksmuseum. It was by the later part of the 19th century that the main base of Stedelijk was built. The later constructions of the museum were created in unique shapes resembling a giant bathtub, under the craftsmanship of the designers of Benthem Crouwel Architects. They are known to the most ultra-modern section streamlined in Stedelijk.
Built after the Reformation, the largest Cathedral of protestant in the Netherlands is that of the Westerkerk. It stands as the best example of Dutch Renaissance architecture located in the canal belt of the 17th century. The massive church was constructed with the motive of housing a large section of the Calvinist population, who were later converted to the religion. Around 51 large bells are hung from the steeple of the church, which towers the whole of 86 meters.
It is basically a residential building of a socialist housing firm, which has been housing economically backward families for the last century. Constructed in 1919, the structure was designed based on the Amsterdamse School standards. It features numerous curved brick motifs like that of the Scheepvaarthuis. Currently, the construction is operating as a dedicated museum that was once a former estate post office.
Scheepvaarthuis (Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam)
Deemed to the initial major work of the Amsterdamse School of architecture, Scheepvaarthuis is synonymous of the movement, as there is splendid ornate metal work along with turrets and imposing works. Constructed almost a century ago, the building truly embodies the expressive and dynamic style of Amsterdamse architecture. The relief sculptures and complex carvings in the exteriors reflect the maritime associations and global trade of the shipping companies, who once was accommodated in the building. However, they are functioning as the Grand Hotel Amrâth Amsterdam since 1998.
The magnificent interiors and exterior labels PathéTuschinski as the most beautiful movie theater of the world. The structure was designed by Hijman Louis de Jong. Decorated with a striking pastiche of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, the whole theater offers the visitors a visual feast. International Film Festivals are also organized by the cinema apart from the regular screenings of movies of broad selection.
The ancient Dutch Golden Age architecture is brought about by the popular tourist destination of the Amsterdam city, which has got some alluring symmetrical facades. The architects of beautiful Dutch Structural designs referred their works from Neoclassicism. Established in 1800, the Rijksmuseum presently has almost a collection of 900000 artifacts. The significant of those could be of the worldwide popular artworks of Rembrandt van Rijn and Vermeer.
Beurs van Berlage
Actually, the popular building of Beurs Van Berlage operated as a former stock exchange. The spectacular construction was designed by HendrikPetrusBerlage who is a popular city planner. Moreover, they are also deemed to be one of the most famous buildings ever planned by Berlage. Finely arranged expressive red-bricks and boxed turrets are featured in this glorious Dutch construction.
Eye Film Museum
Situated quite perfectly over the harbor right to the northern side of the Amsterdam Central Station, the panoramic view of the EYE Film Museum cannot be missed by anyone roaming around the water bodies of the Dutch Capital. Many state-of-the-art cinemas are being housed in the museum. Even the biggest film archives of the whole of Netherland are accommodated in the EYE Film Museum. This monolithic shell is created in a sloping silhouette.
Royal Palace Amsterdam
Constructed in the 17th century, Royal Palace of Amsterdam was rather meant to function as a city hall adjoining the Dam Square. Henceforth, it was not owned and maintained by the Dutch royal family, unlike the name they are known for. The international influence of the Dutch Capital city was symbolized by the establishment of the palace that also pays homage to Greek and Classical Roman architecture.
Nemo Science Museum
Boasted to be the most iconic specimen of contemporary architecture of Amsterdam, the construction very modernly resembles a massive ship. The copper-green building was designed by Renzo Piano. Moreover, the highest piazza of Amsterdam towering around 22 meters above sea level is set in this cutting-edge museum. A great panoramic view can be experienced from the slanted of the construction.