by ralph van zetten

Amsterdam ODE

Oosterdokseiland (“Eastern Dock Island” or “ODE”) is an island that forms a neighbourhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands just to the east of Amsterdam Centraal railway station. The island was created in 1832 by damming it off from the IJ.

In the 1960s the main Amsterdam post office was built on the island, which was torn down in 2005 to make way for the existing new mixed-use development which includes the Amsterdam Public Library, Amsterdam Conservatory, a flagship location of Enterprise Rent-a-Car, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, a Saturn electronics megastore, multiple residential complexes, and about 65,000 square metres of office space, including the headquarters of navigation system manufacturer TomTom.

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