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Saturday, October 14 • 10:00 - 16:00
Site Visit: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal: From a Space for Cars to a Place for People

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Drop by this open-house-style event to meet local placemakers, learn about this major thoroughfare, and discuss its ongoing transformation with shop owners, residents, and city officials.

The Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, a thoroughfare between the city's main shopping district and its famous canal belt, has played a big and diverse role in Dutch history. Over the years it has served as the home of the biggest national newspapers and the squatting movement, and still acts as the "backyard" of the Royal Palace.

Today, the street forms a unique mix of functions with a diffuse character, but in the coming years, it will be transformed from a traffic-dominated road into a series of connected destinations. But how can we maintain locality, diversity, and authenticity in this process? Meet the street and help us out!


Presenters
avatar for Guido Kuijvenhoven

Guido Kuijvenhoven

Project Leader, Street-Oriented Approach, Gemeente Amsterdam
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Daniëlle Meiboom

Area Manager, Nieuwe Zijde, Gemeente Amsterdam


Saturday October 14, 2017 10:00 - 16:00
Akhnaton Nieuwezijds Kolk 25, 1012 PV Amsterdam, Netherlands

Attendees (38)