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Escape the Crowds

Looking to escape the crowds of central Amsterdam? Venture out to KNSM Island and explore the beautiful parks, take in the modern architecture, and get lost in the galleries and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking to escape the crowds of central Amsterdam? Venture out to KNSM Island and explore the beautiful parks, take in the modern architecture, and get lost in the galleries and home good shops. The island is located on the edge of the Eastern Docklands district and is a 30 minute walk from central Amsterdam. For architecture lovers, be sure to... More 

Thank Sarah M
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

In this part of town I visited Amsterdam ArenaA. Seen from the train this neighborhood looks like a modern one,with a lot of new buildings,with glass facades and interesting architecture.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

We come to this area once a while. The SAIL Amsterdam 2015 takes place in and around this area. It became a new part of Amsterdam as you can find everything here such as : hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops, supermarkets, Library, Music building, galery and many others. The modern architecture are seen everywhere but you can also find mix architecture... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

We joined our APT cruise ship here and noticed the many modern buildings across the water. It's a fine example of modern architecture but to be honest I think that the older buildings in Amsterdam are far more beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

The reason for my title is that the apartment residences here are all new and beautiful on the inside, but the flavor of the old warehouses is still intact in the red brick exteriors. We visited an acquaintance here for dinner via tram from Centraal Station and felt like we were at her country home on the water, rather than... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

Surrounded by modern architecture but to the north of real Amsterdam. Other than the modern buildings it's pretty bland. You can get on and off your canal cruise at this point

1 Thank CorneliusfudgeGM
Arnside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We began our cruise from here on our beautiful Avalon ship it was an amazing experience. The whole trip was memorable, the captains, the crew, the food and the scenery. We stopped at many beautiful places before flying home from Prague. Cologne even in the rain was beautiful, the Lorelei in the sunshine unforgettable. A wonderful 70th birthday trip, lots... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

If you look for moder architecture and unusual shapes that is the place to pay the visit to. It's not a touristy area so you will also find quite enough places to eat an affordable dinner. I live here and after few months I am still coming to the docs to chill.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We enjoyed a leisurely evening stroll east along Piet Heinkade that begins adjacent to Central Station. It is in such contrast with central Amsterdam and the canal side houses. Soon in view were the ultra modern Muziekgebouw and Bimhuis. We crossed the pedestrian bridge and walked around the adjoining waterfront. We had marvellous views of all the surrounding harbour areas.... More 

2 Thank permia
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

I live in the Eastern Docklands and am still enjoying every minute there. Particularly Java & KNSM islands have been redeveloped with surprising and high quality buildings (check out 'Barcelona' and the 'Whale') and offer wondeful views over the water. The view from the top of Java Island and the Jan Schaefer bridge is of exceptional quality; come here with... More 

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