ARTTRA offers various cultural day programs on different themes. From the Golden Age to contemporary architecture. Tailored to the interests of your guests, guided by experienced art historians in any language desired. They are socially very capable, they will tailor their information to your group, and they will do their utmost to give you and your guests a good time. Clearly, ARTTRA ensures that all practical issues are perfectly taken care of.
Dayprogram new architecture Java- en KNSM islands & West
The Java- and KNSM-islands have been developed in a short space of time from forgotten and deserted corners of Amsterdam into sought-after islands for living, prominent in international architecture and city development.
The ‘Koninklijke Stoombootmaatschappij’ (KNSM’- The Royal Steamer Company) ran its regular services from here to Western Indonesia, Central-America, the Levant, and European harbours. Nowadays you’ll find here hip shops, living quarters, studios, and offices.
The architectural cruise first turns to the Western islands, such as the former NDSM area comprising the Silodam of MVRDV, along Nemo, het ‘Muziekgebouw’(Music Centre) and the ‘Westerdokseiland’ – another Amsterdam island. If you wish we can provide lunch or other catering on board.
You will disembark on the Java-island for a walking tour with guide towards the KNSM-island passing interesting gardens and bridges crossing new canals, houses designed by internationally renowned architects such as Coenen, Kollhof, and Rapp, like the ‘Venetiëplein’ (Venice Square), ‘Barcelonaplein’ (Barcelona Square), and the ‘Pireusplein’ (Piraeus Square). You will find out everything there is to know about this fascinating island. And…we will visit a cosy Amsterdam café with a terrace along the quay!
To round the day off we will have dinner in an interesting contemporary location.
Tweede Boomdwarsstraat 4
1015 LK Amsterdam
tel +31 (0) 20 6259303
Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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