We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Slotervaart - Westlandgracht

Which Amsterdam hotels are on sale?
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
See hotels
nottingham
Level Contributor
66 posts
Save Topic
Slotervaart - Westlandgracht

Can anyone shed any light of the huge area of wasteland around Voorburgstraat ,Vlaardingenlaan,Overschiestraat,Maassluistraat ??

did this used to be a housing estate - what happened,and why.??

the people round here were so friendly and helpful by the way.

Thanks for any help.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Destination Expert
for Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
50,589 posts
174 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Slotervaart - Westlandgracht

Hi there,

Lived there for some months in the eighties. Can't remember it having been used then. More a case of 'urban jungle with some long-term plans'.

The problem with these jungle/wasteland areas close to major highways and rail is that sound and dust pollution norms over here can be quite strict; which means that IF somebody builds on it the cost for soundproofing etc. are higher than for areas further away from the highways and railways.

Not known to be a very friendly and upmarket area now, so glad that you found nice people there too!

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Amsterdam, The...
Destination Expert
for Amsterdam
Level Contributor
36,161 posts
79 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Slotervaart - Westlandgracht

I work near there. about 4 years ago they knocked down some of the apartment blocks and rebuilt them. For instance the one on the corner of the Heemstedestraat and Delflandlaan.

There has been a lot of construction going on in the area recently and also in front of the World Fashion Centre which has been completely transformed from a car park to multiple high rise modern apartments.

However just after they knocked a few of the buildings down the recession really hit and construction was halted. Probably that site is one of the plots still waiting for construction to start.

There's also a plot next to Lelylaan station which used to be part of the ROC school and now they have made it into a bus station.

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Destination Expert
for Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
50,589 posts
174 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Slotervaart - Westlandgracht

Yes agree, north side of Westlandgracht was a hospital knocked down some time back, and not fully replaced yet.

Have fun,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

Amsterdam, The...
Destination Expert
for Amsterdam
Level Contributor
36,161 posts
79 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Slotervaart - Westlandgracht

Ah you have obviously not visited the area recently Erik. The Fashion Hotel is there along with lots of upmarket apartments and construction (apart from some landscaping) is finished. They even have a coffee place there and have also redone the path that runs along next to the water. There's a new school built by the lake too.

So actually its quite nice there now. All the apartments overlooking the water have balconies and the penthouse ones look really nice with a terrace.

The Lebanese restaurant on the other side of the lake has a very nice terrace to eat or have a drink on. Spoilt a little by the A10 being there but they do a fairly good job of keeping the traffic noise down.

5. Re: Slotervaart - Westlandgracht

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 12:17 am, February 14, 2014