Virtual Tours

Would you like to get a sneak peek of cur­rent devel­op­ments in the Nether­lands? Were you plan­ning an excur­sion, but can’t trav­el due to Covid? Could your team do with some inspi­ra­tion and a nice online get-togeth­er? Then our Vir­tu­al Tours are for you!


We offer vir­tu­al tours to inter­est­ing devel­op­ment areas in Ams­ter­dam and Rot­ter­dam. Your archi­tour guide shows a film of a walk or bike ride through the area, alter­nat­ing with infor­ma­tion, pho­tos, floor­plans of the projects and live voice-over expla­na­tions about archi­tec­ture and urban­ism in the areas, fol­lowed by 15 min­utes for Q&A.

 

Sit­ting on your sofa or at your desk, you’ll get an in-depth, per­son­al­ized impres­sion of the developments.

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Online Tour 1

Buiksloterham: From Brownfield to Circular City?

We explore trans­for­ma­tion area Buik­sloter­ham, a brown­field which is being con­vert­ed into the first cir­cu­lar dis­trict of Ams­ter­dam. Most new projects in the area are self-built or joint build­ing ven­tures – among them the tallest wood­en struc­ture in the city and a neigh­bour­hood of 30 float­ing houses.

 

Join us on a dynam­ic guid­ed bike ride!

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Water Management and Climate Adaptation in Rotterdam

Due to its loca­tion in the delta of the Rhine, Rot­ter­dam is often referred to as ‘delta metrop­o­lis’. As impres­sive as that may sound, it also entails some challenges.

 

On this vir­tu­al tour you’ll expe­ri­ence sev­er­al bot­tom-up ini­tia­tives for cli­mate change mit­i­ga­tion and rain­wa­ter reten­tion, high­light­ing exper­i­men­tal approach­es to spa­tial challenges.

 

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Bicycle Infrastructure in Amsterdam

Ams­ter­dam is the Euro­pean bike cap­i­tal. The modal split for cycling lies around 50%. Here, cycling is not a sport, but an every­day mode of transport.

 

Expe­ri­ence Dutch cycling infra­struc­ture on a vir­tu­al tour from the Rijksmu­se­um through the city cen­tre, end­ing at the Cen­tral Sta­tion. We’ll explain about the design of bike lanes, inno­v­a­tive bicy­cle garages, shared space con­cepts and the impor­tance of non-ver­bal communication.