City Guide

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Discover our urbanist's guide to Amsterdam.



Entrepotdok is a former, obsolete warehouse district that underwent a significant renewal in the 1980s and 90s. Today, it is a quiet enclave of...


Plantage Middenlaan

Plantage Middenlaan is a street in Amsterdam's city centre, and an example of what the Dutch call "Woonerf", defined as a road where people-centered functions (walking, playing and meeting) are prioritized over vehicular traffic functions...



Westergasfabriek is a lively, repurposed public space consisting of an award-winning park, protected historical buildings, arts and cultural programming, festivals, public markets, restaurants, a brewery, offices and more. The site is designated as a cultural zone and is filled with...

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Knowledge Mile

The Knowledge Mile is a community made up of 30,000 residents, 60,000 students and almost 200 organizations, hotels, museums, social and municipal institutions, working pro-actively to test solutions to urban challenges - such as...



Marineterrein is both an active naval base and an innovation hub. It is also home to a hotel, brewery, and recreation space (including an unofficial swimming spot!).

The 13 hectare site is currently undergoing a transformation...

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Authors and Contributors

  • Cornelia Dinca, Sustainable Amsterdam

  • Sarah Marchionda, Pop Cities

  • Urban Land Institute