Discover the area around the hotel!
When in... Amsterdam-West
The Ship is one of three blocks of workers’ houses on the Spaarndammerplantsoen in the Spaarndammerbuurt that were designed by Michel de Klerk in the style of the Amsterdam School. The most expressionist block in the neighbourhood is popularly called ‘The Ship’. This complex belongs to the top of the Amsterdam School of architecture from the beginning of the twentieth century. Museum Het Schip is located in the former post office that was also designed by the Klerk. Visiting the carefully designed interior is an experience. Here you will find the Poste Restante exhibition, the Amsterdam School. The exhibition answers questions such as: what were the special circumstances that made Amsterdam the Mecca of public housing and what is the cultural-historical value of the Amsterdam School. Entrance tickets are available at the reception.
The Westergasfabriek is a place in Amsterdam where people meet, work and relax. In the beautiful city park with historic factory buildings you will find greenery, a place to work and various hospitality, film, theater and exhibition venues. Westergasfabriek Culture Park stimulates all senses. It is a modern and adventurous city park of 14 hectares. Not only can this park be recreated in a natural environment, it is also a stage for digital art and culture.
Are you coming to Amsterdam to taste the culture and to enjoy yourself in one of the many restaurants? Then the Amsterdam Pass is for you! This Amsterdam Pass is available at the reception of WestCord Art Hotel Amsterdam. With this pass you can go to all famous museums such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum for free. In addition, you get a 25% discount at many restaurants and attractions. You can also travel freely by tram, bus and metro.
The price for a pass:
- 24 hours: € 55.00
- 48 hours: € 65.00
- 72 hours: € 75.00
- 96 hours: € 85.00
The Rembrandt House
The house where Rembrandt lived between 1639 and 1658 is a museum: the Rembrandt House Museum. This building was built between 1606 and 1607 in what was then called Sint-Anthonisbreestraat. The name Jodenbreestraat is from a later date. The house is set on two estates in the eastern part of the city. Many wealthy merchants and artists settled in that new-build neighborhood. It is a large house with a stepped gable and two floors. The house was radically renovated around 1627/1628. It was given a new facade, a highly modern frame facade for those days, with a triangular pediment. Moreover, the house was given an extra floor. The renovation was probably carried out under the supervision of Jacob van Campen, who would later make his name as the architect of the Amsterdam city hall (the current Royal Palace).