Around Amsterdam's IJ Banks
From Architecture and Art to Green and New Development Areas
- Attractive walks along new and old architecture and art
- English language edition! To go to the Dutch version of this book, click here
Authors: Sabine Lebesque, Pito Dingemanse, Ronald Hooft, Maarten Kloos, Harkolien Meinsma, Ton Schaap
Editor: Sabine Lebesque
Ontwerp: De Designpolitie
2011, Valiz | supported by Projectbureau Noordwaarts, Stadsdeel Noord, Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Gemeente Amsterdam, ProjectManagement Bureau Gemeente Amsterdam, Projectbureau Zuidelijke IJoever | paperback | 272 pp. | 21 x 13 cm (h x w) | English | ISBN 978-90-78088-48-6
The banks of the IJ in Amsterdam are undergoing a spectacular transformation. The developments on the South Bank have almost reached the concluding stage, while intensive building activity is taking place on the North Bank and new developments are on the way. They change the perception of the river from an industrial open waterway to the blue centre of the city.
As you cycle, sail or walk along the river banks, you come across old buildings, new ones, building sites, as well as works of art, vegetation, zones connected with the harbour activities, landscape features, monuments, catering facilities, or just locations with a special story. Using the handy maps and more than two-hundred project descriptions, your personal route around Amsterdam’s waterfront is easily composed.