THE DEVELOPMENT OF NOORD
KAAP is located immediately on the IJ, right opposite the Pontsteiger building, behind which the sun sets at the end of the day. It’s a unique part of Amsterdam and Amsterdam North. Whereas this place was once characterised by heavy industry, it is now being developed as an appealing residential area boasting plenty of space. Space that is becoming increasingly scarce in the rest of Amsterdam.
The KAAP residential buildings, along with their development, are anything but stand-alone. They command pride of place at the heart of a beautiful new district. This is also one of the few remaining places in Amsterdam where you can live right on the water. And you can add to that the liveliness and creativity of the NDSM wharf just around the corner, and the international character of Overhoeks and the surrounding new Oeverpark. Unique, quite unique. Then, of course, there is that cinematic view you’ll be treated to across the IJ, with passing ships and an unmistakable city-skyline backdrop.
Lively urban district
Noord, Buiksloterham is undergoing full development and destined to become a lively and inspiring district. It is also in a prime location that is increasingly developing into the creative heart of Amsterdam. And don’t just take our word for it, according to the New York Times, it’s the fifth hippest neighbourhood in the world. It’s a district that’s rich in contrasts. From impressive, modern architecture, trendy terraces, stylish restaurants and an advanced start-up scene, to industrial places, green parks and even rural countryside.
And just a stone’s throw away you’ll find some truly iconic places, including the futuristic EYE Film Museum, the A’DAM Tower and the NDSM wharf, a former shipyard that’s often used as a location for creative and cultural events. There are also trendy restaurants (such as Café Stork, Pllek, De Tolhuistuin and Café Modern) and cool boutiques. And on Fridays, you can soak up the atmosphere wandering through the farmers’ and organic market.
Over the years, Noord has morphed from a relatively unappealing industrial area where there was little to do, into a dynamic place offering the space to live comfortably. A place where there is always something going on. And from where you can easily and quickly take the ferry to the centre of Amsterdam. What’s more, with the likelihood of two bridges being built over the IJ in future, Noord looks set to become even more accessible.
Living couldn’t get much better than this. Close to the beating heart of the city, yet in a quiet area offering plenty of space.