New construction Amsterdam-East
English. A 7.5. That is the report figure with which the residents of Amsterdam East rate their own neighborhood on average. That is just a bit higher than the average across the city (7.4). This is evident from the municipality’s Area analysis 2015 . But what is Amsterdam-East actually for district? What are the attractive aspects? And what do we know about East? According to Your Little Black Book has East it all. A brief introduction.
The Eastern District lies on the east side of Amsterdam, roughly between the Amstel, the Singelgracht, the IJ and the A10. On the south side the district borders the municipalities of Overamstel and Diemen. More than 122,800 people live in Oost. Amsterdam East can be divided into six areas: three somewhat older areas (Watergraafsmeer, Indische Buurt and the districts that the district council with ‘Oud-Oost’ indicates: Weesperzijde, Oosterparkbuurt, Dapperbuurt, Transvaalbuurt and Oostpoort) and three new development areas: the Eastern Harbor area, the Amstelkwartier and IJburg.
Old East: older neighborhoods with character
Is everything new in IJburg, otherwise it is in the characteristic neighborhoods Weesperzijde (with the stately nineteenth-century Weesperzijde strip on the Amstel), the Oosterparkbuurt (with the Oosterpark, where you can relax and regularly visit events and festivals), the cozy Dapperbuurt (with the worldly Dappermarkt), Oostpoort ( with the new city center of East ) and the Transvaalbuurt. Special: the Oosterpark will be expanded in the coming years, because owners of buildings in the park add parts of their private sites to the park. Soon, in 2018, the park will continue all the way to the Mauritskade.
The lightning-fast advance of the Transvaal neighborhood
The Transvaal neighborhood is a densely populated neighborhood with special corners and many houses in the typical brick style of the Amsterdam School. A neighborhood with character, but also a neighborhood that was known as a neighborhood of interest. Stónd, because thanks to many investments in innovation and improvement, this neighborhood has changed over the last ten years from a problem area with a lot of unemployment in a healthy, lively Amsterdam neighborhood. The residents gave their neighborhood in 2001 a 5.9, in 2011 that was a 6.9. In 2012, the Transvaalbuurt was even nominated for the Gulden Feniks, a prestigious renovation prize. It is now even so good with the district that the neighborhood approach ended at the end of 2013.
Tropenmuseum: stories from around the world
On the edge of the Oosterpark you will also find the Tropenmuseum, an ethnological museum with stories from all over the world, located in one of the most beautiful historic buildings in Amsterdam. This museum is also a ‘must see’ for children (aged 6 to 13); the Tropenmuseum Junior – a special part of the museum – was proclaimed the best children’s museum in the world in 2012.
World shopping at the Dappermarkt
Near the Tropenmuseum you can find another tractor from Oud-Oost: the Dappermarkt . The Dappermarkt is one of the oldest markets in Amsterdam. People come from far and wide to buy fish, bread, vegetables, fruit and herbs from all corners of the world, but also all sorts of non-food items. Just like in the Tropenmuseum you will find all the smells and colors of the world, but then just on the street; You can hear flat Amsterdam, ABN and the Gooise R, but also Hindustani, Arabic, German, English, Papiamento, Chinese, Japanese or Vietnamese. The market is open six days a week (except Sundays) and is a three minute walk from the Muiderpoort station.
Watergraafsmeer: garden city atmosphere, Ajax, Jaap Edenbaan and Science Park
The Watergraafsmeer, also a sub-area of East, was once a lake, then a polder, then a country estate and then an independent municipality. One remnant can still be seen from the function of the outdoor area: the last remaining Frankendael country house. The Watergraafsmeer became world famous in the early seventies (at least in the Netherlands), because there was stadium De Meer, where Ajax celebrated its biggest triumphs. Tuinstadwijk Betondorp, part of the Watergraafsmeer, also became a household name; star footballer Johan Cruijff grew up, just like folk writer Gerard Reve. It will be a coincidence, but the neighborhood is a favorite place for writers and other artists. A famous attraction in the Watergraafsmeer is still the Jaap Eden artificial ice rink. Also the Science Park Amsterdam , where there is a lot of high-quality activity, is located in this former polder. A special feature of the Watergraafsmeer is the beautiful green cemetery De Nieuwe Ooster and Park Frankendael. The garden city area with the same name is also atmospheric and green: Frankendael.
Indische Buurt: vibrant diversity near city center
The Indische Buurt, the fourth neighborhood of East (in random order), is a lively neighborhood in attendance with a convenient location, close to the center of Amsterdam. In this neighborhood people from all cultures and religions feel at home, young and old, rich and less wealthy. The level of facilities in the neighborhood (shops, sports and culture, for example) is high, and there is a lot of green. Many homes have been refurbished and many streets and squares have also been improved. Nevertheless, the renewal is not finished yet. The Eastern District and housing associations are therefore continuing to invest in the neighborhood. One of the hotspots is the Javastraat , with numerous from trendy boutiques and nice kebabs and coffee shops. Filmmaker Marnix Haak likes this street so much, that he can see the documentary Jaffa Jaffa .
Videos about Amsterdam East
Video about garden village and national monument Jerusalem, in the Watergraafsmeer in Amsterdam East (June 2016).
Video about residential neighborhood and national monument Jerusalem, in the Watergraafsmeer in East (June 2016).
Video about the sustainable renovation of the residential neighborhood of Jerusalem, in the Watergraafsmeer (June 2016).
New construction in East
IJburg: new construction and self-construction on islands
IJburg is a new city district and consists of a number of artificial islands in the IJmeer: Steigereiland, Haveneiland, the Rieteilanden and, within the ring and close to the center, Zeeburgereiland. There are more islands there. Some 20,000 people now live in the neighborhood. The most important street is the IJburglaan, which connects the islands (via beautiful bridges). The IJtram also runs on this road, a fast and direct connection with the center of Amsterdam. Apart from many apartments you will find many spacious single-family homes in IJburg. Furthermore, it is the place in Amsterdam for individual self-construction plots, mostly on the water. Especially on the Zeeburgereiland is now being built. In total, this district will have about 5,000 homes in the coming years.
New construction project Heroes comes in a unique location at the Urban Sport Zone and the Zeeburgereiland park. It is a plan with three residential buildings (Gold, Silver & Bronze). A total of 151 apartments are realized (purchase and rent).
Zeeburger Zilt / The Beacons
Elsewhere on the Zeeburgereiland apartment complex The Beacons , part of new development Zeeburger Zilt.
Amstelkwartier: living on the Amstel
Between the Watergraafsmeer and Oud-Zuid, and therefore within the ring, lies the Amstelkwartier. The Amstelkwartier is one of Amsterdam’s large new-build locations. If this area was a business park until 2010, it is now changing rapidly in a new city district on the Amstel river, with apartments, town houses, mansions and student residences, and all kinds of facilities. In total, the district will have about 5,000 homes. There is regularly a project in sale or rental here.
New construction project State Amsterdam consists of 42 owner-occupied apartments and a penthouse. The penthouse on the top floor will have a large terrace of approximately 228 square meters with a private outdoor swimming pool on the roof.
Behind the Ringdijk, between the Watergraafsmeer and the Transvaalbuurt, lies the Unicorn area . The municipality offers self-construction plots there. Additional plots (11) can also be found on the Kop Weespertrekvaart .
Eastern Docklands: allure like the Eastern Docklands
The fifth area is the Eastern Docklands. Established in the late nineteenth century to offer Amsterdam a deep water port for international trade, the area was transformed into a metropolitan residential and work area in the nineties of the twentieth century. New building arose. At the same time, monumental port buildings (such as warehouses) were restored and redeveloped for other functions. This resulted in a mix of old and new buildings, with apartments, offices, shops, catering and cultural facilities, mostly on the water. In terms of appearance, the area is compared with the Eastern Docklands in London.
The Czaar Peterbuurt , with the Czaar Peterstraat as the beating heart. In this street you will find plenty of trendy shops. It could well be the new ‘9 Straatjes’.
At the far end of the Oostelijke Handelskade is the Cruquius area , where a lot of new construction will be developed in the coming years.
For the information in this document grateful use has been made of (among other things) the following sources:
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Woningaanbod in New construction Amsterdam-East
|Percentage mannen||49 %|
|Percentage vrouwen||51 %|
|Bevolkingsdichtheid inwoners per km²||7.236|
|Personen tot 15 jaar||17,5 %|
|Personen 15 tot 25 jaar||13,6 %|
|Personen 25 tot 45 jaar||35,5 %|
|Personen 45 tot 65 jaar||24,5 %|
|Personen 65 jaar en ouder||8,9 %|
|Huishoudens zonder kinderen||20,1 %|
|Huishoudens met kinderen||26,8 %|