Amsterdam Noord is evolving into one of the trendiest districts in the city, with festivals, modern-art exhibitions, stylish restaurants and flourishing businesses. The mix of old warehouses and modern buildings attracts all kinds of professionals – from artists and cultural entrepreneurs to creative and international companies.
At Noordspot, everything you need is just around the corner. Supermarkets, petrol stations and all kinds of amenities are only a few steps away. The fast connections to the city centre, the airport and the surrounding areas make getting to work easy. Several bus stations are in walking distance, as are the ferry port and the motorway.
Despite having transformed into a trendy, urban and modern hotspot, Noord still retains beautiful natural areas. Expansive parks spread across the district offering plenty of space to relax and daydream.
The open countryside nearby entices you to take long walks or bike tours. And you will discover yet another facet of Noord while cycling along the river and through the old towns of Ransdorp and Zunderdorp, transporting you back to 16th century Holland in an instant.
The long and winding Nieuwendammerdijk is famous for its old street-boats: one of Amsterdam's most impressive collections of traditional architecture. In addition, Noord is home to many innovative housing projects that have attained international acclaim. Near the docklands, old shipping containers have been converted into student apartments. Today, Keetwonen is the biggest container city in the world and one of the most popular student villages in Amsterdam.
With its unique mixture of urban, innovative, idyllic and traditional aspects, Amsterdam Noord links city to countryside, proving that tradition and modernity need not be a contradiction in terms.
In summer the whole district turns into a big stage, hosting festivals, exhibitions and events. During that time, thousands of people head north to Noord to experience its extraordinary ambience.
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