Tour 4 – Modern Area – “Amazing IJburg”

 Duration ~ 3h

The tour in a few words:

Explore the modern area of “IJburg” at the East Amsterdam. Come to discover its floating houses and the buildings architecture each crazier as the others.

Programme of the tour:

IJburg is surrounded and doted with water, that is the reason why we will start our tour by the floating houses area. We will pass by buildings characterized by their straight shape, modern and innovative architecture, all built on the architectural principles of the houses of the old city built in the 16th and 17th century.

         

We will ride along the biggest fresh water lake in western Europe, the ‘IJsselmeer’, an artifical lake which has replaced the previous Southern Sea. Then we will end up by crossing the natural park of IJburg, built on a old dumping site and exemplary by its ecological richness.

The + of the tour:

  • Discovery of the new Ducth urban development
  • Dive in the 21st century ambiance, only few steps from the city’s heart dating from the 17th century
  • Bicycle ride on an artificial land built totally on a fresh water lake