Around the Cent­ral Station

Most recent devel­op­ments in Amsterdam can be found along the water­front. When the Cent­ral Sta­tion was built in the late 19th cen­tury, the old town was sep­ar­ated from the har­bour. For nearly a cen­tury, the water­front remained har­bour area, until a redis­cov­ery star­ted in the 1990s.


Over the last years, the Cent­ral Sta­tion has been exten­ded with a new retail area, bus sta­tion and second main entrance on the water­side. East and west of it lie Oos­t­er­dok­sei­l­and and Wes­t­er­dok­sei­l­and, which have been trans­formed into high-density city quar­ters. The latest addi­tion is arti­fi­cial pen­in­sula IJdock, with the new Palace of Justice, a hotel, hous­ing, offices and a marina.


Now the devel­op­ment con­tin­ues on the oppos­ite side of the water, just a short ferry ride away, with the EYE Film Insti­tute and the con­ver­sion of the former Shell highrise, topped by a spec­tac­u­lar view­ing platform.

We’ll take you on a tour of the sta­tion and its sur­round­ings, includ­ing new res­id­en­tial devel­op­ments as well as iconic pub­lic buildings.


Pro­gramme: Around the Cent­ral Station

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