Eastern Docklands, Amsterdam

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The Eastern Docklands is a neighborhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands, located between the IJ and the Amsterdam–Rhine Canal in the borough of Amsterdam-Oost. The harbor area was constructed in the late nineteenth century to allow for increasing trade with the Dutch East Indies; a new location was necessitated by the construction of the Amsterdam Centraal railway station, which replaced the old quays. East of the new station was a marshy area called De Rietlanden, with the Zeeburgerdijk, running via the Zeeburch, a fort, to the Zuiderzee.The neighborhood consists of the districts: KNSM Island, Java-eiland, Oostelijke Handelskade, Cruquiuseiland, Borneo-eiland and Sporenburg.The area, about 2/3 water and 1/3 land, consists of an extension of the Oostelijke Handelskade, east of the center of town, and four artificial "islands", all of which were former industrial and harbor locations. In the early 2000s, after a large-scale reorganization, the city's biggest post-World War II building project, the Eastern Docklands was home to some 17,000 people living in some the highest population densities in the Netherlands.
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  • This area was very nice. I walked through it twice on my trip. The big museum is interesting looking and the boats are fun to stop and watch as they pass by.  more »
  • If you have interest in sailing, you should visit the marine museum and eastern docks to see the floating history. Several boats , sailboats, tugboats kept alive and still in use.  more »
  • An area being developed with some really great modern buildings making it well worth a visit with plenty of photo opportunities  more »

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