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Amsterdam, Eastern Docklands Architecture: Private Tour1 Reviews
Explore Amsterdam's compelling Eastern Docklands area with an expert guide. This 2 to 3-hour private tour examines the former harbor's innovative urban development through 5 fascinating districts: Java, KNSM, Borneo, Sporenburg, and Riet Landen.
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- Explore the Eastern Docklands' superb modern architecture integrated into an historic setting
- Learn about the cutting-edge concepts in waterfront development
- Compare the twin islands of Java and KNSM
- Discover Riet Landen's incredible juxtaposition of park, residential area, and traffic junction
DescriptionSince the 70's, Amsterdam's Eastern Docklands has grown from a humble harbor into a popular residential area sporting a diverse and dazzling array of architecture. It is here where Amsterdam's urban development prospered throughout the 80's and 90's, entering the new millennium with a striking urban waterfront integrated into the area's industrial heritage. Visiting the twin islands of Java and KNSM will bring to the fore 2 sites united by a single concept – inspired by the city's rich history – yet the startling differences between both outcomes is impossible to miss. Discover how Borneo and Sporenburg succeeded in providing low-rise single-family houses within the same density (100 apartments per acre) usually marked by multi-storey building complexes. Then see how Riet Landen so brilliantly entwined the traffic junction at its heart with the remarkable park that envelops it.
Includes2 or 3 hour walk, adapted to your needs Guide
- All guides have an academic background, having studied, among other things, architecture, sociology, and art history. Focusing on Amsterdam's history of urban development, two have recently published a book on the subject, Ontdek het Oostelijk Havengebied, currently being translated into English, and the others also work as architecture and heritage journalists.