posted on: 21 March, 2018
Heading to Amsterdam for your next trip make sure you will pay Amsterdam Noord a visit.
From majestic industrial monuments to modernist architecture, hip waterside hangouts to picturesque Dutch countryside villages, Amsterdam Noord has plenty of surprises on offer.
Amsterdam Noord has always been a place of huge contrasts between the old and everchanging new.
When shipbuilding declined in the 80s the industrial part of Noord became a wasteland of decrepit buildings and empty lots. In stepped the squatters and artists, followed by creatives and hipsters and recently the media and IT industry.
After a short walk inland you will get a surprising impression of “old Holland”. Charming, traditional houses are lined up on Nieuwendammerdijk and Buiksloterdijk, a complete contrast to what you saw only a few minutes ago.
Wander back to the waterfront be amazed by the modern, futuristic architecture. Peak through the backstreets to check out amazing art and graffiti hidden in between many warehouse buildings.
Then there’s always something going on at NDSM, a former ship wharf. Festivals, art shows, music and their famous flea market for all kinds of cool junk. Check their agenda: http://www.ndsm.nl/agenda/
Had enough of walking around? There plenty of places to relax. Hang out by the Pllek (http://www.pllek.nl/), Amsterdam’s coolest urban beach and enjoy the panoramic views of the IJ river.
Love your craft beer? Then book yourself on a tour at the Oedipus brewery http://oedipus.com/
When sun sets check out the amazing views from the flashy A’dam Tower (http://adamtoren.nl/) with its many bars, clubs and restaurants. Just make sure you’re on the last ferry back at 01.00am.
Sounds great? To top it up you even get there for free from Amsterdam Central Station. Just take a ferry to Buiksloterweg, http://maps.gvb.nl/en. Just make sure you catch the last ferry home!
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