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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...

Zunderdorp

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

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...

Nieuwendammerdijk (dyke)

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

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...

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...

Buiksloterdijk

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

Het Kraanspoor

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

Zwanenplein

During the First World War, the first terraced houses were built in the fields to the north of the IJ River, currently the Vogelbuurt (neighbourhood)....

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...