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Rural and yet within easy reach of Amsterdam thanks to a free ferry service, Amsterdam Noord is a soothing blend of residential areas, waterways, industrial heritage sites, historic harbours and pastures dotted with traditional farmhouses. The charming villages and tranquil surroundings of neighbouring Waterland region make it a perfect destination for exploring by bike.

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Tuindorp Oostzaan

Tuindorp Oostzaan (garden city) was the first garden city with labourers’ homes and single family homes to be built in Amsterdam. Garden cities, an En...

Holysloot

Archaeologists have found one of Waterland’s earliest settlements at the remote Amsterdam area of Holysloot. It was probably one of the first villages...

Zunderdorp

Zunderdorp was one of the larger settlements of pioneering farmers from Friesland. The village consisted of three settlements: ’t Nopeind, ’t Voorwerf...

Nieuwendammerdijk (dyke)

Nieuwendammerdijk (dyke) was originally a late mediaeval settlement on the Waterlandse Zeedijk. Large sections of this dyke run right through the urba...

Schellingwoude

The Schellingwouderdijk dyke is one of the few segments of the Waterlandse Zeedijk (sea dyke, 1200-1300) that still lie on their original spot. In 150...

Buiksloterkerk (church)

For centuries the Buiksloterkerk (church) lay atop a terp (knoll) in the middle of the fields behind Buiksloot and the IJ River. As it was forbidden t...

Tuindorp Nieuwendam

Before the Second World War, Tuindorp Nieuwendam (the garden city of Nieuwendam) was seen as one of the most beautiful garden cities in Europe. It was...

Het Kraanspoor

In the previous century, the supertankers of the Nederlandse Dok en Scheepsbouw Maatschappij (NDSM – Dutch Docking and Shipbuilding Company) were dock...

Buiksloterdijk

Buiksloot was probably originally settled by pioneering farmers in Waterland. From the late Middle Ages, the inhabitants built their houses on the Wat...

Van der Pekbuurt

This area is one of the famous ‘garden cities’ that were built in North at the beginning of the twentieth century to ease the housing shortage in Amst...

Café het Sluisje

Everyone in Amsterdam-North knows the Café ’t Sluisje (The Lock Café). It is named after the adjacent historical lock, a simpler version of which exis...