When politicians, housing cooperatives and the residents of Nieuw-West came to realize that their part of town played an important role in cultural history, they decided to partly designate the western suburbs as a protected area and call it a museum. Today the museum displays local architecture and the work of Cornelis van Eesteren in particular. It has become a platform for debates, lectures, excursions, conferences, seminars and exhibitions that relate to urban planning, architecture and general life in the western suburbs of Amsterdam. Every Friday and Saturday at 14:00 you can learn more about local architecture and take a guided tour of the area. It starts at the museum and lasts roughly 1.5 - 2 hours. If, however, those days are inconvenient you can pay an extra €35 and schedule a tour for a more suitable time.