Site Tours

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February 04, 2020 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM Various locations - check individual agendas Site Tour
Separate Ticket Required

Please choose one of three site tours and click here to register to the conference and tours, or to add a tour to your existing conference registration.

Tour 1: Waterfront Regeneration

Overhoeks, NDSM, Houthaven – boat and walking tour

Tuesday 4 February – 11:30am – 5:00pm

Registration Fee: € 125 + VAT (includes lunch)


Visit the waterfront areas along the IJ river and see the transformation of these formerly deprived and desolated locations into major mixed-use destinations. With a focus on mixed-use, affordability and a circular approach, the area now houses a variety of residents, through social, mid-level and market-rate housing.

This ULI boat tour, organised in collaboration with Amvest and Bouwinvest, will give you the opportunity to visit these three main waterfront areas and learn about the different regeneration tools used to develop them.

Overhoeks – this new mixed-use neighbourhood integrates space for living, working and leisure. It was developed in an area formerly owned by the Shell Oil company, and includes landmarks such as the A’DAM Tower and the EYE Filmmuseum.

NDSM – this former industrial shipyard has been transformed into a vibrant cultural district, and a home to creativity and innovation. It is now a diverse neighbourhood, attracting artists, students and major arts and media companies. Here, co-living projects are being developed as well as high-end residential and hotels, with a cable car to planned to improve mobility.

Houthaven – once one of the most important trading ports in the world, Houthaven is now being transformed into a climate-neutral, vibrant green island neighbourhood. It will accommodate a living and working areas with a large diversity of buildings and users, including innovative developments such as the ‘Life’ Healthcare complex and the Boot&Co sustainable apartment hotel, as well as the iconic Pontsteiger building.

Tour 2: Knowledge-based placemaking

Zuidas – walking tour

Tuesday 4 February – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Registration Fee: € 75 + VAT


Zuidas is a high-end international knowledge and business centre, that will also become the home of the European Medicines Agency. As part of its continuous development, it is evolving into a lively mixed-used area, with a variety of housing as well as retail, food, cultural, sporting and healthcare facilities. Its placemaking strategy is focused on accessibility and sustainability.

This ULI tour, organised in collaboration with Amsterdam Zuidas, STIPO, ABN Amro and EDGE, will offer the opportunity to learn about the story and plans for area, including the Zuidasdok infrastructure project, as well as visiting its most innovative developments.

Highlights include:

  • Visitor Center at the World Trade Center – for an overview of the area and its development.
  • Circl –ABN Amro’s pavilion based entirely on circular principles, and built using recycled and re-usable materials to host communities and events in sustainability, a restaurant and a rooftop bar.
  • Valley – A mixed-use development with housing, businesses, restaurants, shops and cultural facilities, interwoven with the public areas where the landscaping serves as a connecting factor. A key example in the transformation of Zuidas from business to mixed-use.
  • De Boel – a complex built in 1963 and now transformed by Vesteda to integrate office space and small retail units, as well as 154 rental apartments for young professionals (ages 25-35). It includes a communal roof garden with panoramic views, designed as a “polder roof”, to store and collect water.

Tour 3: Sustainable development and affordable housing

Amstelkwartier – walking tour

Tuesday 4 February – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Registration Fee: € 75 + VAT


Amstelkwartier is a new mixed-use area focusing on sustainability and affordable housing, which has developed right on the Amstel River around Amstel Station. It features around 4,000 homes, retail, watersports facilities, parks, a marina and transport infrastructure.

This ULI tour, organised in collaboration with AM and Amvest, will offer the opportunity to learn about the story of the area, plans for future development and to see its most innovative projects.

Highlights include:

  • Bijlmerbajes – Former prison, now set to become an energy-neutral, car-free and green development, including all types of housing, a hotel and a vertical park. Circularity is currently been applied on the site, with material testing taking place;
  • The Fizz Lofts – loftstyle architecture cornerblock with affordable housing for urban millennials based on the community concept, with a shared living room, rooftop terrace and work spaces;
  • Villa Moukum – compact and affordable housingconcept for starters and students, with a communal inner garden, shared loggias and commercial spaces;
  • QO Hotel – one of the greenest hotels in the world, developed according to circular sustainability, with a greywater system, an underground hydropower storage and an aquaponic greenhouse on the roof;
  • De Spakler – the first optimally-insulated, energy-neutral residential tower in the Netherlands, equipped with nearly 2,500 sq m of solar panels, district heating and a high-quality insulated building shell.

Amstelkwartier images


Tours are exclusively available to conference delegates, a separate ticket is required for each site tour and registrations will be treated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please click here to register to the conference and tours, or to add a tour to your existing conference registration.

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