This holiday season, the pandemic means that a quick visit to the cinema, the theatre, a cafe or restaurant is off the cards. But if you still feel like getting out and about, why not take a walk around Zuidas? There are two surprising audio tours for you to try, in your own time and at your own pace.
They were shunned and unknown during their own lifetimes, but now the names of female composers will add some diversity to the streets of Zuidas. ‘They died sad and lonely – and that’s why now, after all these years, we have to honour their work.’
An important first step has now been taken in the development of OBA NEXT. Three consortia have been invited to submit designs for the new library and the offices in the Innovation District (‘Kenniskwartier’).
In the Beethoven neighbourhood, where a section of Beethovenstraat and part of Beatrixpark are located, housing is set to be built and an annex of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam is also being developed. Progress on both of these projects has turned out to be slightly different from our earlier reports.
On Tuesday, 28 September, Amsterdam Zuidas organised the Green Walk through Verdi. With around 45 local residents, we took a walk through the area and discussed the Verdi Green Plan ('Groenplan Verdi').
Construction work started on the apartment complex ‘The Newton’ on 22 November 2021. The building will accommodate 101 modern, energy-efficient free-market rental apartments. They will be located in Kop Zuidas, the most easterly neighbourhood of Zuidas.
Since 12 November 2021, the lecture hall benches in the New University Building at De Boelelaan 1111 have been doubling up as a cinema in the evenings. The Rialto movie theatre is showcasing some of the best films for local residents, students, hospital staff and people working in Zuidas.
Valley is now virtually complete. Developer EDGE and the Valley construction consortium have successfully built a multifunctional building that will give Zuidas a new look. Hundreds of construction workers have spent around three and a half years working on it. Below is a visual retrospective.
The monumental courthouse in Parnassusweg will soon be home to a museum of modern art. What do the local residents think of it? At a meeting held on 25 October 2021, most people took a positive view, although there were some critical questions.
The renovation work on Europaplein-Oost, opposite the RAI, will be starting on 8 November 2021. Before it can be relandscaped, some things will need to be removed. By the summer of 2022, the neighbourhood will have a new green area to enjoy.
Amazement, surprise and excitement. Many of the people who took part in Open Day in Zuidas, on Saturday, 30 October 2021, could hardly believe their eyes. Despite the turbulent weather, around a thousand people attended at least one of the many activities. And they had a great time.