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Amsterdam Sumatrakade

Amsterdam Sumatrakade

Originally the peninsula was intended as a breakwater for the eastern harbor, but already in the 19th century more sand was taken out of the water to enlarge it and to use for the boat trip. The connection to Dutch Indonesia, the Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland, was located on the peninsula. But with the decolonization of Indonesia in 1949, trade almost came to a standstill.

About the Sumatrakade

Today Java Eiland is a residential area, which, according to the model of the centre, is crossed by four canals. Along the canals are postmodern canal houses. Except for a building owned by the Port Authority, all the rest were demolished and rebuilt in the 1990s. Between the houses you will find green areas on which there are playing fields and benches. In about 10-15 minutes’ walk, there is a supermarket, as well as several small cafes. Since this is a residential area, no noise may be made and there is a generator ban. There are no sanitary facilities in the harbor.

Route description (only in Dutch)