Tactile Model Arcam building and surroundings


Seeing by touching

Start your visit to Arcam with the tactile model of the Arcam building. The tactile and audio model allows you to experience our pavilion using senses other than sight. The model is complemented by a model of the Marineterrein and the Oosterdok, with information about, among others, The National Maritime Museum, the Marineterrein, Mediamatic, and NEMO Science Museum.

Arcam has developed a tactile model of the Arcam building and its surroundings in collaboration with Hannes Wallrafen (artist + concept developer of the tactile model, Stichting Geluid in Zicht), Kaita Shinagawa (Studio KU+), and Robert Bosch (sound technician).

The tactile model was inspired by last year’s theme, “Architecture for Everyone,” which has now been realided in a brand new, more accessible Arcam gallery.

The tactile model offers everyone, and especially people with visual impairments, a multisensory experience, including urban audio fragments and audio stories about Arcam, the Oosterdok, and the Marineterrein.

Visitor Info

Location: Arcam, Prins Hendrikkade 600
Dates: permanent on display
Opening hours
Tuesday – Sunday, 1-5 pm

Tickets Arcam (all exhibitions included)
Students: € 2.00
0-18 years: € 0.00
accompanying person of a visitor with a disability: € 0,00
Entrance with I Amsterdam City Card: €0,00

Arcam is wheelchair accessible. All floors are accessible via our lift and there is an adapted toilet on the ground floor. If required, we also offer assistance, please feel free to contact us at arcam@arcam.nl.


Arcam is wheelchair accessible and has a wheelchair available for loan. There is an accessible restroom on the ground floor.

Arcam is easily reachable by public transport. From Amsterdam Central Station, Arcam is approximately a 25-minute walk or can be reached by bus 22 and bus 48 (Kadijksplein stop).

The immediate surroundings of Arcam can be busy and sometimes difficult to navigate. If you are coming independently and need assistance, we are happy to explore the possibility of offering a walking companion service from the (bus) station.

For any interest or questions regarding the accessibility of Arcam, please email sjaan@arcam.nl or call 020 2616666.

De voelmaquette wordt financieel mede mogelijk gemaakt door Bartiméus Fonds

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