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NDSM werf




I'm moving to the student campus on the NDSM werf next week.

The NDSM werf is a place in Amsterdam Noord where there used to be ships and industry, and due to the shortage on student housing, the city has placed a couple of hundreds of 'scheepswerfwoningen' there. That sounds fancier than it is: a scheepswerfwoning really is a large container that's made into a house.



Each scheepswerfwoning has its own bathroom and kitchen, which - for students - is quite luxurious. The only downside is the containers are being removed in half a year, so I'll have to have a new house by then. But I'm not going to worry about that now.
Enjoy it while it lasts Anne

I imagine it will be quite a trendy and exciting area to be in

:-)
Thanks! It's getting more popular, but it's not as yuppie-nuked as the Jordaan or de Pijp. I assume it will be, I believe the containers have to make place for fancy apartments.
No maybe not so many yuppies. Just wait until the 'fancy apartments' are built though. Of course ordinary young Amsterdammers with low incomes will not then be able to afford that type of accommodation so where do they go? Biljmer? Zloterdijk?

:-)
Does this mean we won't see you round the hood anymore? Finally, a quiet night at the Katsu. Good luck OUT THERE....
Does this mean we won't see you round the hood anymore? Finally, a quiet night at the Katsu. Good luck OUT THERE....
Of course you'll see me round the neighbourhood. My Mum lives here, I need to get some decent and free food every now and then, don't I?
Does this mean we won't see you round the hood anymore? Finally, a quiet night at the Katsu. Good luck OUT THERE....
Of course you'll see me round the neighbourhood. My Mum lives here, I need to get some decent and free food every now and then, don't I?

Mums. We have our uses don't we?

:-)
Hey Anne, I think those are pretty cool housing units. I first saw them a couple years ago when Pat and I went over there for robo dock which is usually put on in the warehouse complex there.
We will have to meet you in the pub there for a beer or two but it dosen't have much atmosphere to it, rather sterile and not pub like at all.
Apester
I've seen old cargo ship type containers stacked up like firewood and turned into houses - are these the same thing but somehow all built to look as one building?

Pretty cool - the trailer park of the future. I like how the dutch do it - nice and clean. Our trailer parks are full of rusty cars, 10 year old yard toys, weeds and stolen bikes. lol

Hope you enjoy the new amenities while they last!
Thanks guys!

Yardape, the pub indeed isn't very pub like, but I quite like it. It's open and big, which is nice. MTV is in that building, too.

I've heard of Robo Dock, I might give it a visit.

GlassPipe, don't worry, our container campuses aren't very clean either. There's only students living there, so surely you can imagine the lack of interest of keeping it clean.
good, you'll learn some manners living on the dock.
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