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Rented housing on British School site

Fred. Roeskestraat will soon be home to some affordable rented housing. It will be located on the site currently occupied by the British School of Amsterdam. The school is relocating to Havenstraat in Amsterdam-Zuid in April 2021. A housing association is then expected to build on the site.
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The story behind the old courthouse

New at the time, now a thing of the past: in the late 1960s, people in the Prinses Irenebuurt were shocked by plans for a new sub-district court at Fred. Roeskestraat 220. That building is now a monument and the new courthouse is set to open in March 2021.
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Local police officer De Schipper: ‘Connecting with people is now more important than ever’

Now is not the best time to be a police officer who believes it’s important to maintain day-to-day contact with the residents of Zuidas. ‘With coronavirus, it’s become quite a lot quieter and I have to find different ways of maintaining contact with residents’, explains Rene de Schipper.
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2020: Zuidas builders continued to build

From mid-March 2020, the offices in Zuidas were more or less empty. Most schools and amenities were closed. As in the rest of the country, local residents had to adapt their day-to-day lives. But what about the Zuidas builders? They continued their work.
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A peep inside the Thomaskerk monument

Anyone not paying attention is likely to go straight past and there is a sign in the grass pointing out that there is a childcare centre here. It is almost as if it is a deliberate disguise for the extraordinary interior that meets you as you enter the Thomaskerk.
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Zoning plan for Zuidas-Ravel residential district open for consultation

The draft zoning plan for the ‘Zuidas-Ravel residential district’ has been open for consultation since 24 December 2020. Ravel will be a new residential district with around 1,350 homes. Work is set to start in 2022. The consultation period lasts until 3 February 2021.
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Zoning plan for Vivaldi development open for consultation

In the Vivaldi neighbourhood, we have plans for two developments that require the revision of the zoning plan. The draft zoning plan is open for consultation from 24 December 2020 until 4 February 2021. During this period, you can submit your views on the plan.
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Mini-park for Amsterdam UMC, VUmc location

More green areas around Amsterdam University Medical Center (UMC). This was one of the winning ideas submitted when residents were invited to suggest initiatives for a greener Zuidas. It’s now been made a reality. ‘We really want visitors to be able to take advantage of this green area’, says our green specialist Jeroen Assen.
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Ruud and Susan, lucky residents of The George

Fifty years ago, Ruud was still playing on the sand plains of Gershwin. He is now living in exactly the same place with his wife Susan, in the building known as The George. Actually securing the apartment called for a stroke of luck, but they now feel totally at home.
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From jungle to design roof garden on the ITO tower

Many of the roofs in Zuidas are not accessible to the public, which is a shame. From the street, for example, there is no way of knowing that a beautiful new garden has been created on top of the ITO tower in Mahlerplein. We were permitted to take a look around.
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EDGE Stadium to be extended and renovated

EDGE Stadium, the former headquarters of Loyens & Loeff at Fred. Roeskestraat 100, is being given a comprehensive upgrade by developer EDGE. The work will take two years, with completion expected by November 2022.

Upgrade for southern section of Mahlerplein

At last, it’s happening: the relandscaping of the section of Mahlerplein to the south of Mahlerlaan will start in January. By March 2021, it will be a nice green square that’s no longer playing second fiddle to its attractive northern other half.
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