From harbour to hotspot

Javaeiland, Eastern Docklands, Amsterdam
Javaeiland, Eastern Docklands, Amsterdam (© Flickr/Mark Rauw)

The Amsterdam Docklands have recently been redeveloped. Where there used to be warehouses, cranes and ocean steamers are now more than 8000 houses. The project is nearing its completion and has already become internationally famous for the innovative urban planning and design. The programme takes us on a boat tour of the docklands, and you’ll hear a historian, two architects, an urban designer and an artist talk about the project.

Producer: Bertine Krol

Broadcast: October 5, 2004