Eastern Docklands, Amsterdam

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The Eastern Docklands is a neighborhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands, located between the IJ and the Amsterdam–Rhine Canal in the borough of Amsterdam-Oost. The harbor area was constructed in the late nineteenth century to allow for increasing trade with the Dutch East Indies; a new location was necessitated by the construction of the Amsterdam Centraal railway station, which replaced the old quays. East of the new station was a marshy area called De Rietlanden, with the Zeeburgerdijk, running via the Zeeburch, a fort, to the Zuiderzee.The neighborhood consists of the districts: KNSM Island, Java-eiland, Oostelijke Handelskade, Cruquiuseiland, Borneo-eiland and Sporenburg.The area, about 2/3 water and 1/3 land, consists of an extension of the Oostelijke Handelskade, east of the center of town, and four artificial "islands", all of which were former industrial and harbor locations. In the early 2000s, after a large-scale reorganization, the city's biggest post-World War II building project, the Eastern Docklands was home to some 17,000 people living in some the highest population densities in the Netherlands.
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  • An area being developed with some really great modern buildings making it well worth a visit with plenty of photo opportunities  more »
  • I visited for a day inside Java island and would recommend anyone to not miss the visit to this suburb of Amsterdam-among other things well connected to the historic centre, the bus from the central station just a few minutes. The neighborhood was built in the years 90, recovering abandoned warehouses of the old port of Amsterdam. It is amazing what has been achieved: coloratisime minimalist constructions with docking channels modene private boats, wrought iron bridges made by artists sculptors, trails, gardens with lots of greenery and even private beaches on sunny days the residents and do not enjoy a few hours in the Sun during picnic. If you want to get an idea of creativity and industriousness of this extraordinary people don't miss the visit in these neighborhoods that you can turn tranquillamenta also by bike. I also recommend the districts of Borneo island and Sumatra island.
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