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Museum of Contemporary Art in the old court house building

There are plans for a new art gallery in the old court house on Parnassusweg, so Zuidas could soon be home to another cultural hotspot.

New football pitches for SC Buitenveldert

Three new artificial grass pitches have been laid at SC Buitenveldert football club this summer. The club is located between Mahlerlaan and De Boelelaan, and its old pitches were worn out. ‘We’ll be able to use these new pitches for many years to come’, said board member Paul Rijnierse.

Sneak preview of the new VU Rialto Cinema during World Cinema Amsterdam film festival

We have some news about the latest cultural event to be happening in Zuidas: in early November, the VU Rialto Cinema will be opened in the New University Building on De Boelelaan. Would you like a sneak preview? Then why not come to the World Cinema Amsterdam film festival, between 26 and 28 August 2021?

Krav Maga for LGBTI people at Kindercampus

The sports hall at Kindercampus Zuidas is not only used for children’s games. Every Tuesday evening, Tijgertje, the Netherlands’ oldest gay sports club, trains here. Members come here to learn the Krav Maga self-defence system. We went to take a look.

Visual artist creates ‘carnival mural’ to brighten up Atrium parking garage

The visual artist Cesare Botti has created an artwork on the wall of the old parking garage of Atrium, opposite hotel INNSiDE. This is a Zuidasdok initiative. Botti’s ‘Mural Carnival’ is temporary: the Brittenpassage will be located here in a few years’ time.

Kindercampus ‘community hub in the new Ravel neighbourhood’

In 2024, the Kindercampus Zuidas childcare centre is moving to a brand-new building in the new Ravel residential neighbourhood. As a result, the primary school and childcare facility is set to take on a real community function. ‘We still want to have a place where we can continue to build huts.’

Amsterdam Zuidas Information Centre reopens

The doors have been closed for months, but it’s finally happened. The Amsterdam Zuidas Information Centre has reopened: from 10:00 and 16:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Of course, the current restrictions still apply.

Renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf visits the Valley building

On 21 June 2021, the world-famous landscape architect Piet Oudolf, who designed the gardens for Valley, visited the building for the first time and he was impressed by what he saw. We joined him to see how Valley is becoming a vertical green valley.

Losing those extra lockdown kilos

Gyms and sports facilities are enthusiastically opening their doors again after a long period of closure. There are quite a few of them in Zuidas, but so far, they are not as busy as they could be, so they are looking for creative ways to get people who live or work locally moving again.

Marigolds and pumpkins in this temporary school garden

Soon, an enormous office building will be built on the plot of land between the EMA building and Van der Valk, but for the next eighteen months the plot will be home to a school garden for local children and the whole community. Years 4 and 5 at the AICS school have created a ‘community garden’ there – and anyone who lives or works in the area is welcome.

Uncertainty over McDonald's restaurant in The Gustav

The branch of McDonald’s planned for the ground floor of The Gustav residential complex is in doubt. A court has ruled that residents have not been kept adequately informed by the fast food chain, and they are therefore entitled to stop McDonald’s from opening in their building.

Zuidas to have a weekly market

From 2 September 2021, Thursday will be market day in Zuidas. Up to thirty market stalls, with a focus on food, will then be offering their fresh produce in Gershwinplein. The market will run for an initial 18-month trial period.
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