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Scheepvaarthuis Amsterdam, showpiece of Amsterdam School Architecture

This is a masterpiece of so called 'Amsterdamse School', early 20th century. It used to be the proud office of six Amsterdam shipping companies. It was used for some time by the GVB, the Amsterdam public transport systme. Now it houses a 5 star de luxe hotel, the Grand Hotel Amrāth Amsterdam Architect both external as internal was (a.o) J.M. van der Mey: see --- http://www.bmz.amsterdam.nl/adam/nl/bouwm/mey.html -- I tried to give a report of an exursion we had in (and out of) this building. It did really much impress me. In my eyes this one of the most pure Amsterdam School buildings in the capital. There is a perfect harmony between the (richly ornamented) outside and the even more impressive inside, Several stained glass windows, all related to the shipping companies. East Indies, former Dutch colony plays a big role here. Report ends with a view from the rooftop, which also gives a very fine view on Amsterdam. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Op 8 juni 2007 heeft het vijfsterren deluxe Grand Hotel Amrāth Amsterdam vol trots haar deuren geopend
in het monumentale Scheepvaarthuis in het hart van de stad. A World of Luxury and Art met 163 ruime en hoge hotelkamers
en grote suites voorzien van alle up to date comfort met fraai uitzicht over de grachten en het IJ.

Boek onze openingsaanbieding of meld u aan voor onze nieuwsbrief.



Prins Hendrikkade 108 1011 AK AMSTERDAM
T 020 5520 000 F 020 5520 900 I www.amrathamsterdam.com


Grand Hotel Amrāth Amsterdam is aangesloten bij WORLDHOTELS. Kijkt u eens op www.worldhotels.com.
 

 
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Inside of the building. Glass rooftop in the form of a ship. Very beautiful stained glass
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Inside of the building. Glass rooftop in the form of a ship. Very beautiful stained glass

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Cover of a very nice brochure on the Scheepvaarthuis, written by Jan van Wier, who also guided tour throughthis beautiful building
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Cover of a very nice brochure on the Scheepvaarthuis, written by Jan van Wier, who also guided tour throughthis beautiful building

The architect, J.M. van der Mey. Born in 1878 in Delfshaven (!!!!), Rotterdam
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The architect, J.M. van der Mey. Born in 1878 in Delfshaven (!!!!), Rotterdam

Scheepvaarthuis is built is a triangular shape
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Scheepvaarthuis is built is a triangular shape
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Bird eyes view
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Bird eyes view
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Beginning of guided tour, man in green jacket is Jan van der Wier, our guide
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Beginning of guided tour, man in green jacket is Jan van der Wier, our guide

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Main entrance, not in use now
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Main entrance, not in use now

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My friend MArtha, whotook the initiative to visit this fine building
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My friend MArtha, whotook the initiative to visit this fine building

Beautiful, artful masonry all over the facade. Letters stand for one of the shipping companies, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij
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Beautiful, artful masonry all over the facade. Letters stand for one of the shipping companies, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij

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Main entrance ceiling. Stellar configuration Ursa major
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Main entrance ceiling. Stellar configuration Ursa major

Polar star to the left
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Polar star to the left

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Beautiful cast iron fence, all part of the 'global' archicture
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Beautiful cast iron fence, all part of the 'global' archicture

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Marine man and a commercial man (right). Designed by W.C. Brouwer
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Marine man and a commercial man (right). Designed by W.C. Brouwer

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Wooden pane, saying: The sea divides the peoples
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Wooden pane, saying: The sea divides the peoples

Brickwork in the form of a so called Patentanker (ship anchor)
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Brickwork in the form of a so called Patentanker (ship anchor)

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With the perspective tool of PSP I changed the last pic. It all now seems to be seen from a horizontal position unde ana rc of 45 degrees. Resolution on th top is lesser then at bottom, which is logical

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Wooden pane, saying : Navigation unites
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Wooden pane, saying : Navigation unites

For the building in the early 20th century numerous old houses canal houses had to be amovated. 15th 16th century !! Building to the right is the only survivor.
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For the building in the early 20th century numerous old houses canal houses had to be amovated. 15th 16th century !! Building to the right is the only survivor.

Bridge across the Kromme Waal, designed also by van der Mey. Pure Amsterdam School architecture. People in Amsterdam were very upset in 1924: No Amsterdam kind of bridge they said
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Bridge across the Kromme Waal, designed also by van der Mey. Pure Amsterdam School architecture. People in Amsterdam were very upset in 1924: No Amsterdam kind of bridge they said

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Very beautifully ornamented facade on the Buiten Bantammerstraat. Central staue, made out of lead is that of Jhr. Op ten NOort, being the father of architect van der Mey. His mother was theihouskeeper
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Very beautifully ornamented facade on the Buiten Bantammerstraat. Central staue, made out of lead is that of Jhr. Op ten NOort, being the father of architect van der Mey. His mother was theihouskeeper

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Once more the very impressive Northern facade, alongside the Buiten Bantammerstraat.
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Once more the very impressive Northern facade, alongside the Buiten Bantammerstraat.

Nemo building,also built in the form of a ship. Seen from the Scheepvaarthuis
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Nemo building,also built in the form of a ship. Seen from the Scheepvaarthuis

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J.P Coen, designed by Hildo Krop
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J.P Coen, designed by Hildo Krop

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Central staircase
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Central staircase

We were 'overwhelmed'by the number of fine architectural details.
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We were 'overwhelmed'by the number of fine architectural details.

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Sheer delight (in my eyes)
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Sheer delight (in my eyes)

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