In the center of Amsterdam a neighborhood is developing on several
islands and peninsulas in the Y-lake. The former docklands have been
changed into a new, attractive living area.
The neighborhood has an interesting mix of innovative, internationally renowned modern architecture and stylish historical buildings related to the maritime history of the area.
Docklands is a highly urbanized and cosmopolitan living quarter
situated along Amsterdam's waterfront.
has a creative and innovative atmosphere. Many small businesses, mainly
in the professions and the arts, have settled here.
There are many art & design shops and the neighborhood has a fair amount of restaurants, cafes and clubs.
Some of them are among Amsterdam's most trendy; others are among the most original in town.
Many residents of
the Eastern Docklands are professionals or artists between
30 and 50 years old. The area is especially attractive to people with
an urban lifestyle, mainly because of the atmosphere and the proximity
to shopping, restaurants and public transport.
Most of them live in apartment buildings, but the area also has garden flats.
Other people live on house-boats, in communal houses or in studios.
The area is predominantly white; with about twenty percent of the population belonging to other ethnic groups. Some shops and restaurants offer various Asian and African products.
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social life and nightlife