Waterfront Walks

Walk along the IJ river

26.03.21 Arcam

Amsterdam is a city with a long history, but also with a lot of contemporary developments – especially along the waterfront. The city is continuously evolving: former harbour areas are being converted into city districts, new residential areas are being constructed in order to solve the housing shortage, bike traffic is increasing and requires more and more space.

Let us take you on a 2-hour waterfront walk, starting at architecture centre Arcam and leading around Oosterdok harbour! A local architecture guide will tell you all about the current projects along the route – their history, context, development concepts and architectural designs.

You’ll see the former Dutch navy base, which has been converted into a living lab for smart city experiments, and you’ll have a look at the Corona-proof restaurant cabins of art centre Mediamatic, before passing the new Booking.com headquarters, designed by internationally acclaimed architecture firm UNStudio.

From there, we’ll continue to the new waterfront hall of the Central Station and hear about the construction site of an underwater bike storage. The tour ends at the iconic EYE Film Institute, where you can have a coffee or drink on the terrace, with a panoramic view on the water of Het IJ.

The total length of the walk is ca. 3km.

Age: from 12 years.
Time: 14.30-16.30
Ticket: 22,50 Euro p.p. incl. VAT



The tour takes place in English every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month and in Dutch every 2nd and 4rth Friday of the month.

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