This app shows using thousands of buildings a picture of the development of Amsterdam between 1850 and 1940. More than 9500 images show the work of famous architects Cuypers, Berlage and De Klerk, but also of lesser gods like many nineteenth-century contractor architects. Cultural history is well covered: the descriptions of the buildings and themes, including social housing, harbor, baths, trams, cinemas, churches and schools.
All major architectural movements come along, from neo-styles from Art Nouveau and rationalism Amsterdam School for New Construction.
* 4000 buildings
* More than 9500 images
* 70 themes
* 160 biographies
* Comprehensive search
* Interactive maps
The second golden age, as is the period known as the turn of 1900. It was the time dawned a new era for the city, after the stagnation of the eighteenth century and the economic disaster of the French period. Innovations like trams, telephones, railways and electricity did in scale and specialization.
The city expanded considerably out: first with the nineteenth-century ring around the crowded old city, and in the twentieth century continue with new neighborhoods in South, West and North.
Most of the buildings from that era are still there today. They are the silent witnesses of the dawning of the modern age.