Residents say: 'In Cruquiuswerf we will soon be watching nice boats on our balcony'July 12th 2019
Frank and Marjan have been living in Amsterdam for years and have an apartment with a beautiful view over the Amstel. They live there with pleasure, but will soon retire. That's why it's time for a house that fits that new life. “We are looking forward to the move to Cruquiuswerf. Sit on the balcony and watch the boats pass by.”
Cruquiuswerf: living in a former port area
Frank and Marjan are real pioneers. This is evident from the fact that they were one of the first candidates to register for their current self-catering apartment on the Amstel. “This used to be a through route for cyclists, a remote industrial site that they have pimped up.” They now show that pioneering spirit again, with their upcoming move to Cruquiuswerf. This new-build project is being built on the peninsula of the same name in the Eastern Docklands, once a bustling industrial port.
Apartments with a view of passing barges
An apartment on the water is important for Frank and Marjan. You notice this immediately when you enter their current home. Here too they have a beautiful view of the water. “We also consciously chose our current home because of the view over the Amstel and the feeling of space,” says Marjan. This is one of the reasons why they bought an apartment in Cruquiuswerf. “The view will soon be even more interesting, because we will then be close to the Amsterdam-Rhine Canal. Giant boats pass by because of inland shipping. We really enjoy that,” says Frank enthusiastically.
Cruquiuswerf: quiet living on the water, with the bustle of the city nearby
Frank and Marjan have bought a corner apartment on the quay in Cruquiuswerf. A conscious choice, Marjan explains. “We will soon have a lovely apartment on the first floor at the front. We deliberately chose this, so that we really have the feeling of water around us.” Frank adds: “Cruquiuswerf had our first preference, because you are close to the water and close to Amsterdam East.” But the location on the water has not been the only reason why they chose Cruquiuswerf. Frank: Another advantage of Cruquiuswerf is that it is a bit quieter, because there is no main road along the quay. You sit in the shadow of the bustle of the city, but with everything close by!
Newly built apartments in Amsterdam, in an industrial environment with fringed edges
In addition to the favorable location, the couple also fell for the image of Cruquise Island, the place where the project is being built. “What I really like and special about Cruquise Island is the historic atmosphere and appearance of the port area,” says Frank. “Really the old, industrial feel. You still come across the old rail tracks on the quay that the cranes used to ride over. And several buildings are being renovated in the old style. Even a new café like Brouwcafé Bruut goes along with the old and industrial atmosphere You also have the feeling that you are in the port area, because everywhere you look is water, you do not really feel that you are in the middle of the city, while the city is very close. really amazing.” Marjan adds: “We like those fringes.”
Interested? Register via the project site
There are still apartments available in Cruquiuswerf. Are you interested in that? Then go to the project site , view the available range and register for the property (s) of your preference. You can also contact one of the brokers directly: 020-3050560 (Eefje Voogd Makelaardij) or 020-4357040 (ERA van de Steege Projectmakelaars). You can also register for apartments that are under option. You will then be put on the reserve list and will be approached if the optor abandons the purchase.