The Knowledge Mile consists of three consecutive streets. Together, they form an axis that runs from the ringroad to the historic city centre of Amsterdam – a route which has always served as a gateway to the city.
The Knowledge Mile is lined by a big variety of functions, including universities, schools and cultural institutions as well as hotels and housing. It’s a place where business meets innovation and where urban issues, such as traffic, air pollution and the design of public space, are addressed in an experimental way. The aim is to create a livable, green urban street, while contributing to the goals of the National Climate Agreement.
On this tour we will open your eyes to the beauty of architecture along the Knowledge Mile. We’ll make our way through various periods of architectural history, from the 17th century synagogue to contemporary working and living environments.
Portugese Synagoge (1675)
National Holocaust Monument (Daniël Libeskind and Rijnboutt, 2020)
Short/long stay hotel ZOKU with roof garden (Concrete and Mulderblauw, 2016)
Capital C: Transformation of a diamond traders building into offices and coworking spaces (ZJA and Heyligers architects)
University building Jakoba Mulderhuis (De ArchitektenCie, Mark Koehler Architects, Powerhouse Company, 2022)
Cygnus Gymnasium: brutalist highschool building (Commer de Geus and Ben Ingwersen 1956; renovation by WDJA, 2012)
Office building Thonik (Thomas Widdershoven and MMX architekten, 2020)
Hotel CASA Amsterdam (OZ, 2010)