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Westerpark

Life is good in Westerpark. That’s probably because residents, squatters and artists have had a lot of say when it comes to the conservation and use of the area's historic buildings and residences. The many industrial monuments that have been lovingly transformed into vibrant eateries or cultural hubs are what give this neighbourhood its easy-going atmosphere. While the park enclosure’s former water works and gas factory buildings certainly serve as architectural highlights, the Amsterdam School housing corporation building also lends the area a pleasing look. Further west, you’ll find a series of renovated factory buildings that now house the environmentally-friendly Ecowijk complex, a cultural area and working space for creative businesses. The area is also teeming with great restaurants, pleasant terraces with water gardens and a friendly atmosphere. We promise, once you’ve been to Westerpark, you won’t want to leave!

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Westergasfabriek

The Westergasfabriek (Wester Gasworks) is one of the most important 19th century industrial complexes in the Netherlands. It was from these grounds th...

Zaandammerplein 1 t/m 176

These housing blocks, originally intended for the poorest of the workers, come with muted façade architecture and simple brick embellishments. Harmony...

Westerpark

The old Westerpark, on the east side, was designed in an English landscape style, with winding paths around little coppices. This natural character wa...

Pakhuis het Veem

The arrival of the Noordzeekanaal (North Sea Canal) in 1876 saw the creation of a direct connection between the North Sea and the city. Trade experien...

Haarlemmerpoort

This city gate in Neo-Classical style was built to replace the 17th century Haarlemmerpoort (gate) which formed part of the old bulwarks. In the 19th ...

Het Schip

Het Schip housing complex is a world-famous example of the Amsterdam School. Characteristic of this Dutch architectural style from the beginning of th...

Graansilo Korthals Altes

Graansilo Korthals Altes (silo) was a storage site for grain and provided space for 17,000 tonnes of grain. If the city were to be besieged in times o...

De Zaanhof

De Zaanhof (courtyard) is a modern example of social housing. Instead of the traditional elongated residential blocks, Walenkamp opted for housing aro...

Spaarndammerdijk

The Spaarndammerdijk (dyke) was built in the 13th century to protect the hinterland from the waters of the River IJ and the Zuiderzee (former inland s...

Silodam

In designing the Silodam, the architectural firm allowed themselves to draw inspiration from the transport in the harbour. The façade comprises variou...

Molen de Otter

In the 17th century the area surrounding the Kostverlorenvaart (waterway) was well-known as a windmill district. The mills here were primarily sawmill...