Architecture tours in and around the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam
The city is an open-air museum, there is so much to discover while walking!
The architecture tours of the Borneo Architecture Center provide a good overview of the developments in thinking about urban planning, public housing and architecture in the last 30 years. Discover the Eastern Docklands and interesting neighborhoods nearby. It literally gives you a new perspective on these neighborhoods!
1. Architecture walk Java- en KNSM-eiland from 11.00 am -13.00 pm
The Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam have been developed from a port area into a lively residential area in a period of 25 years. The islands of KNSM and Java were first developed in the 1990s. The KNSM island (Jo Coenen) is characterized by large buildings along a central axis, on the Java island (Sjoerd Soeters) the building blocks have a smaller scale and the transverse canals and inner gardens determine the public space.
- Sunday 16 april 2023
2.Architecture walk Borneo-Sporenburg from 11.00 am – 13.00 pm
Borneo-Sporenburg has been developed for a new target group: families. Adriaan Geuze of West 8 came up with a new housing typology with compact terraced houses along narrow streets, inspired by the Jordaan. In the Scheepstimmermanstraat we see the first project in Amsterdam with row-houses for private clients, each built with its own architect.
- Sunday 5 maart 2023
- Sunday 2 april 2023
- Sunday 7 mei 2023
3.Architecture walk Cruquius from 11.00 am – 13.00 pm
The Cruquius area, a new development situated between the Oostelijk Havengebied and the Indische buurt, has been developed in a different way – without a master plan – and has a mix of living and working. We see what this means for the design of the building blocks, architecture and public space and the integration of several historic buildings, such as the former Sigma paint factory and Krux beer brewery.
- Sunday 19 februari 2023
- Sunday 18 juni 2023
4.Architecture walk 3: Oostenburg from 11.00 am – 13.00 pm
Oostenburgereiland is close to the center and has a long history of port and industrial activities. A flexible urban plan (Urhahn) offers space to gradually transform the area into a lively neighborhood with mixed functions. It is still under development and there is already a lot to see in new buildings and the transformation of the Van Gendthallen.
- Sunday 19 maart 2023
- Sunday 2 juli 2023
Architecture bike tour through Eastern Docklands from 11.00 am -13.00 pm
- Sunday 14 mei 2023
Special offer: take your mum out on sunday, may 14 and receive a € 5,00 discount and a surprise for your mum!
Bicycle tour Eastern Docklands
The Eastern Docklands offers an overview of Dutch urban planning and architecture from the period 1990 – 2015. The bicycle tour offers the opportunity to experience the coherence and differences between the various islands and urban plans. The trip along Java, KNSM, Borneo-Sporenburg and the Oostelijke Handelskade is as a journey through time
We also offer tailor-made tours for your own group, for example for a company outing or family day. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
- ll walks are on sundays from 11.00 pm to 13.00 am
- starting point: BAC, R.J.H. Fortuynplein 4, unless otherwise stated
- costs: adults € 12,50, children from 10 years € 7,50. (NB: children younger than 10 years old can join the group for free, supposing they can deal with the trip)
- book your participation in advance and send a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- minimal amount of participants per group 6, maximum 10.
- after the tour, a visit can be made to the permanent exposition on the Eastern Harbour District in the Bac.