Monday, January 24, 2022

Amsterdam's Scheepvaarthuis Ornamentation

Scheepvaarthuis, Wikipedia entry here, at last report was a hotel.  Before that, as the name implies, it was built to house shipping companies.  According to the entry, it was built in two stages -- 1913-16 and 1926-28.

The architect was Joan van de Mey (1878-1949), and much exterior sculpting was by Hildo Krop (1884-1970).

The building is considered an outstanding example of the Dutch modernist architecture of its time.  I have been aware of it since college days, and back in 2013 while my wife was away viewing windmills I spent a day photographing Amsterdam sights, including Scheepvaarthuis.

Some of those photos are presented below.  Click on them to enlarge.


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