NDSM, Amsterdam

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NDSM is the historical remainder of the largest shipyard in Amsterdam, now developing itself into a creative city at the north bank of the IJ river. Where dozens of famous ships and supertankers slid off-ramp in the twentieth century, events such as Over het IJ Festival, Valtifest, Amsterdam Water Festival and NDSM Vrijhaven are hosted today as well as monumental art in public space.

In the massive NDSM hangar, artists are working in the Kunststad (Art City), the largest breeding site in the Netherlands. In ancient workshops (IJkantine) and new temporary buildings (Noorderlicht, Pllek) you can eat, drink and party at the river bank, enjoying the best view of Amsterdam.

National Historic Landmarks such as the Timmerwerkplaats (Carpentry Workshop) and the Smederij (Blacksmith) are transformed into trendy offices by top architects and host MTV, Red Bull and IDTV among others. Where buildings were demolished, new offices arose (hosting HEMA, VNU Media and Rough Cookie for example).
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  • The only people I saw were tourist in search of something to see. The ferry ride is easy and pleasant but that is the best part of the excursion. There are murals on the outside of one of the building...  more »
  • This really isn't an attraction in the sense that you can plan to see specific sights or art pieces. Rather, this former shipyard has mix of various things on display - it really depends on when you g...  more »
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