DIY architecture tours: Houthaven


Do it yourself! Take this (walking)tour to discover the latest architecture of Houthaven (Amsterdam West)

Houthaven is a neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands situated in the West borough. The Houthaven was dug out in 1876, together with the North Sea Canal. It was the first port in Amsterdam to be dug out (the earlier ones using existing waters). Its purpose was to tranship and store lumber. As lumber was increasingly transported by road, parts of the port were filled up with sand to be used for other purposes in 1945.

The neighbourhood is being transformed from this former industrial area to a residential and working environment. The seven newly laid out islands, with all an unique architectural character, will accommodate 2700 houses. Currently the Houthaven is still being developed, but there is already lots to see.

Here are some of the newest eyecatchers of Amsterdam and stops for this route:

 

For addresses, routes and public transportation options, click here!

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