Between the ring of canals and the western islands: working and living on the Haarlemmerdijk
The Haarlemmerdijk was the main western access road to Amsterdam. Inns and other dike constructions appeared outside the city wall at an early stage. From 1613 the area became part of the geometric 17th century canal plan of Amsterdam. Between the luxurious residential area along the canals and the new working islands in the IJ formed a mixed, lively neighborhood. The walk will be followed by the climbing of the tower of the Posthoorn church and a coffee in the church.
From axes till citizens: the Eastern islands than and tomorrow
The Marine terrain is under renovation. Buildings stay, functions change. That was different for the rest of the island Kattenburg where slopes and ship builders houses disappeared in het 1960’s for postwar housing. Oostenburg, the latest industrial terrain in the inner city, is under construction right now: the monumental industrial halls will form a unity with new residential blocks. Meeting point before the pedestrian entrance of the Marine terrain. The tour will be finished with a cup of coffee in museum Kromhoutwerf.