A group of idealistic architects who built some of Amsterdam's more extraordinary buildings between 1910 and the early 1920s. Complicated brickwork, small windows and sweeping curves are characteristic of the style. The Schip (ship), designed by Michel de Klerk, is home to a museum dedicated to the Amsterdam School. The Dageraad complex (Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat) is another fabulous example, with a ribboned facade and undulating roofs.
Hemsbrugstraat, Westerpark (tram 3 or 10 and walk a bit)
website (lots of languages, including Japanese)