New construction in West
Amsterdam West consists of the districts Oud-West, Westerpark, De Baarsjes and Bos en Lommer with new buildings in various places. The district is enormously in the elevator. One creative concept after another evolves, ranging from hip shops and new specialty stores to excellent coffee bars. What is special about West is that residents and entrepreneurs from the district are responsible for the changes and innovations.
Hand-made ice cream and fritted hamburgers
Take, for example, Martijn Doets who recently opened the first popsicle bar ( IJsmanschap ) of the Netherlands at van Spilbergenstraat 2 . There you can buy traditional ice cream on a stick, in flavors like champagne and raspberry. But successful initiatives that have started in other parts of the city are also coming to West. Take, for example, Hamburgerrestaurant Geflipt Burgers at the Van Woustraat, which now also has a branch on the Bilderdijkstraat.
De Hallen and the Sunday Market: bustling hotspots
Fascinating hotspots, such as De Hallen in Oud-West (a center for media, culture, fashion, catering and crafts) and the Sunday Market in the Westerpark district, ensuring hours of fun in the fun. And if you find the Vondelpark too busy on summer days, you can roll out your picnic blanket undisturbed in the Rembrandtpark, the Erasmuspark or the Westerpark, because West has no less than three beautiful, green city parks.
New construction in West: Houthaven and Marktkwartier
The most important new construction location in Amsterdam West is the Houthaven . This new neighborhood is currently under development. A special feature of the Houthaven is that the district must become 100 percent climate-neutral.
Industrial monuments in the Houthaven
In the 19th century the Houthaven was literally the place where ships unloaded tree trunks from around the world. Much of that tough harbor history is still visible in the area. At the end of the last century, the city council of Amsterdam decided to transform the Houthaven into a city district on the water, with respect for the industrial monuments that are still there.
Pioneers: catering and creative businesses
The restaurants Strand West, Pont 13 and REM island were the first pioneers in the area. In the meantime more and more creative companies are establishing themselves in the Houthaven and in the adjacent Minervahaven. The arrival of Theater Amsterdam, for the musical Anne Frank, put the Houthaven even more in the spotlight. Other companies also have their eye on this attractive area. This is how Calvin Klein will establish its European headquarters.
New residential area: Marktkwartier
Elsewhere in West, between the Jordaan and the Westerpark, the Food Center Amsterdam is currently being redeveloped into the Marktkwartier . Once the wholesale market has been moved, a whole new residential area will also be created here.
Provisions per district
Forest and Lommer
The Bos en Lommer district, also referred to by residents as BoLo, is undergoing a rapid transformation. The district attracts many creative people and ambitious entrepreneurs. According to TV creator Arie Boomsma – who himself has lived in BoLo for 16 years – everything in the neighborhood comes together. Bos en Lommer has a mixed composition of white, colored, religious, non-religious, literary, highly educated and popular. In short, everything together.
Do not feel like cooking? Then join Eetwinkel Buurman & amp; Neighbor . Coined by two neighbors you can order delicious dishes from the wood oven or pick up a barbecue package. Neighbor & amp; Neighbor can be found at a cozy corner at Mercatorstraat 171.
Relaxation for the whole family can be found in the Erasmuspark, with for example a playground Terrasmus . There you can order Italian cappuccino with a piece of carrot pie and do all kinds of activities and attend; from Easter eggs in the Park to Vrijmarkt Erasmus, from Erasmus Culinair to Rock ‘n Lommer.
Start the day with a morning run in the Rembrandtpark, in the afternoon a drink in the sun on one of the terraces on the Mercatorplein, and then one of the shops on the Jan Eef for a festival outfit. It is all possible De Baarsjes. The neighborhood has many neighborhood initiatives, which have greatly improved the atmosphere and liveability in recent years. In 2010, the entrepreneurs and local residents at the Jan Evertsenstraat started the campaign ‘Give the Jan Eef’ , with the aim of motivating local residents more often to go shopping in the street. Meanwhile, the busy terrace of Zurich , the hamburgers of Café Frits and Radijs , and the freshly roasted coffee from White Label Coffee can no longer be forgotten from the streets. And do you feel like a party? At Edel in Het Sieraad parties are regularly organized, such as Edelwise .
Two architectural styles are characteristic of De Baarsjes: the Amsterdam School and – from a later date – the early New Objectivity. Buildings in the neighborhood often have round shapes and beautiful brickwork.
Many good restaurants, delicatessen shops and cozy, full terraces in the summer. Oud-West, centrally located and adjacent to the Vondelpark, is a neighborhood for bon vivants. One of the most exciting locations in Oud-West is De Hallen . Once the place where the first electric trams of Amsterdam were maintained, now a center for media, culture, catering, fashion and crafts and good food for gourmets.
Talk about nice. For fresh products, such as vegetables, fruit, cheese and wine, you can visit the Ten Katemarkt , on the Kinkerstraat. Besides food, you also get flowers, and many other products.
Formerly a place for rail workers and dockworkers, now a multicultural district full of creative energy. That is Westerpark, west of the Jordaan. The cultural hotspot of the district is the Westergasterrein . In the summer, festival programs like this, such as Rolling Kitchens and Pitch . But you will also find a cinema, galleries, cafes, restaurants and the Sunday Market . There is always something going on and there is something for everyone.
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Woningaanbod in New construction in West
|of which % male||49 %|
|of which % female||51 %|
|Population density per km²||16.344|
|Percentage of inhabitants from 0 to 15 years old||13,5 %|
|Percentage of inhabitants from 15 to 25 years old||12,1 %|
|Percentage of inhabitants from 25 to 45 years old||43,4 %|
|Percentage of inhabitants from 45 to 65 years old||22,3 %|
|Percentage of inhabitants from 65 or older||8,6 %|
|Total number of households||84.640|
|Single-person households||60,1 %|
|Households without children||20,1 %|
|Households with children||19,8 %|
|Average household size||1,7|