26 September 2017 See through the eyes of those who make the Marineterrein what it is. Who are they, what drives them and what are they doing?
In 2011, the Ministry of Defence decided to vacate the Marine Etablissement Amsterdam, a process that began in 2015 and will be completed in 2018. In 2013, the Dutch government and the municipality of Amsterdam drew up a strategy document to define a common framework for the development of the Marineterrein area. The corresponding administrative agreement was signed in December 2013. In January 2015, the Voorwerf was transferred to the Central Government Real Estate Agency and the gradual redevelopment of the Marineterrein officially began.
The Royal Netherlands Navy has managed the site for years, with the help of several support services from the Ministry of Defence. The Ministry of Defence vacated the Voorwerf in 2015 and Kade West in 2016. The Ministry will vacate the entire site in mid-2018.
Research was carried out in 2016 and 2017 on the quality of the area, the future use of the area, and the best way to ensure its flexible development. In addition to these research studies, consultations were held with temporary tenants, local residents, cultural institutions on the Oosterdok, housing corporations that specialize in the Oostelijke Eilanden, and representatives of innovative areas in and outside Amsterdam. This inspired the Marineterrein memorandum. The Municipal Executive Board made a decision in principle on 18 July 2017.
The following dates are subject to change
The long and distinctive Poortgebouw (gatehouse) on Kattenburgerstraat is a Dutch national heritage building dating from 1655. Building 024 at the Marineterrein was built around 1860 as a carpentry workshop and is a protected national monument, as is the small Zeekadettenkorps building (031), which dates from the early twentieth century.
Most of the other buildings at the Marineterrein were built in the 1960s. The Marineterrein underwent extensive renovation after the completion of the IJtunnel. Office buildings, warehouses, workshops, sports facilities, a conference centre, a logistics centre, training facilities, a barracks, and two residential buildings were added around this time, all in a modern and functional architectural style.
The Royal Military Police building on the corner of Dijksgracht and Kattenburgerstraat was built in 2005. The titanium building behind the wall is also relatively new and houses the depot for Het Scheepsvaartmuseum (the National Maritime Museum). It was built in 2002 based on a design by Liesbeth van der Pol.