A Guided Tour through Van Eycks Orphanage

Open house

Famous architect Aldo van Eyck is the designer of the former city orphanage at the IJsbaanpad in Amsterdam. The building – which opened in 1960 – is the first example of structuralism. In the weekend during WeMakeThe.City this extraordinary place will be open for guided tours.

The orphanage was in use from 1960 until 1991, after which it was thoroughly renovated. The building is now used for a variety of purposes – it is, among other things, the regional office for area developer BPD. Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June, visitors can sign up for a guided tour.