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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 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...

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...

Buiksloterdijk

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

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)....

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...

Durgerdam

The village of Durgerdam with its listed buildings lies on the Waterlandse Zeedijk (dyke). The dyke was raised by the labour of farmers using spades i...

Ransdorper toren (tower)

Ransdorper toren (tower) is a late gothic tower of 32 metres in height. The top has always been ‘flat’, possibly because there was no more money to ad...

Overhoeks

Overhoeks was previously Shell territory on the IJ River. The area is named after the office blocks that Royal Dutch Shell had built in 1965 for staff...