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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