Two freight ships and an old floating lighthouse,
now part of the Docklands museum.
The Eastern Docklands were built around the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. In the nineteenseventies, the area was abandoned by the shipping companies.
nineties, the docklands were turned into a living area. In the past,
sailing ships and steam ships came to the Eastern Docklands.
The modern docks of
Amsterdam are situated on the west side of the town.
Nowadays, you will
find houseboats, recreational ships and freight ships travelling to
other European countries in the Eastern Dockland area.
Yacht harbor at
At this time, there
is one yacht harbor in the area. This harbor is also used by smaller
boats, motor boats, rowing boats and canoes.
The picture below
also gives a view of Sporenburg peninsula.
Down: another picture of Sail 2000. Many sailing ships came to the Eastern Dockland for this event.
This event also attracted huge crowds of visitors.
In this year, the
reconstruction of the area was already well under
way, but you can still see some reconstruction works on this picture.
ships can be found on the Levantkade, Veemkade, Ertskade and Borneokade.
These old ships usually need a lot of effort for maintenance and repair. You can often see the owners working on this.
Down you can see a historical motorboat.
One of the
floating gardens in the Eastern Docklands, made by the artist Jasper
There are several of these floating gardens in the Eastern Docklands.
Some of them can be visited.
Ship at the Veemkade, and a view of Java island.
Spring in the Eastern Docklands.
More pictures of historical and modern ships in this area are on the website Amsterdam Havens-Oost.
general information about Eastern Docklands