lies at the interface between city and port, on the IJ, Stadshaven Houthaven. The area was traditionally timber trade - storage, and -overlag place. It was the center of Amsterdam's timber trade. Ships sailed back and forth with trunks were processed in factories and warehouses.
The semi-finished and finished products were further transported by land and water. Now the transfer of wood now takes place closer to the sea and Houthaven threatened to be a neglected area. That will change. Houthaven will undergo in the coming years a true transformation. Old Port companies make place for business. Important points of consideration in the zoning 'Houthaven', prepared by the municipality, are the conservation of the industrial character and the relationship with the water in the area. Especially to establish companies in the creative sector plan in the Houthaven. Pleasant surroundings Houthaven must beside a functional business area is a pleasant residential area for workers in the neighborhood and future residents of the adjacent neighborhood. The public space is therefore durable and high quality furnishings. In the immediate vicinity are several facilities, such as shopping and dining. The first outlines of the "new Houthavens" are already visible. The Hilt, Barts, Architects Dedato, Gaastra and Hot Item have already established themselves in the area.