Hard work is being done on solutions for the city on the Marineterrein, but once a year we also celebrate the pleasure of water and sports. The Amsterdamse Waterspelen is a fantastic summer weekend full of special water sports, exciting races, water science, live music and free swimming for young and old. During the Amsterdam Water Games you can get acquainted with and participate in X-Diving, synchronized swimming, the Open Mokums Championship ‘Bommetje’, solar boat building and the infamous ‘Zeepkistenrace’. Admission is free of charge.
From August 23 to 25, at the Marineterrein, in and around the harbour.
Building up will start some days beforehand, nuisance for the businesses on Kade West will be avoided as much as possible. More detailed information will follow shortly or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to know more.
After the summer, more events will follow;
Mid-August, the electric bollard will be re-installed in the main route, right after passing Pension Homeland. From that moment on, Kade West is only accessible by car to permit holders. All other cars must park elsewhere. Permission is only granted to suppliers for the delivery or collection of goods and to people with reduced mobility.
Marineterrein parking policy
The Marineterrein parking policy was, is and remains as follows: there is a limited number of permits for the community. These permits are distributed in the community by contract. There is no parking space for community guests and others: they must park elsewhere. For the last couple of months however, this policy could not be enforced due to works on the Living Lab and the absence of the electric bollard.
Enforcement policy is resumed
From mid-August, the enforcement of the Marineterrein parking policy will be applied. From that moment, our student porters will have the instruction not to let anyone through without a permit or permission. Note: anyone with permission to load or unload, is risking a high fine if he or she is not leaving after the job is done.
Anyone who comes by car but does not have a permit must therefore park elsewhere; in one of the parking garages in the area or via valet parking. A cheap and fast solution is to use P + R Zeeburg. From there, just hop on tram 26, which will take you to the Kattenburgerstraat in no time. It costs just €1 (arriving after 10.00 AM) to a maximum of €8 per 24 hours.
In the process of making the Marineterrein a car-free area, several steps are taken. E.G. in August, a pilot will start with Foodlogica to distribute orders from supermarkets. On top of that, a test with autonomous transport is expected to take place at the Marineterrein this autumn.
Marineterrein Amsterdam is an area to research, experiment and test in a real-life setting. That is why the Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab is currently constructed. From September onwards, urban innovations that make cities livable can be tested here. Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab a collaboration between AMS Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, Amsterdam Smart City, Amsterdam Economic Board, NEMO Science Museum and Bureau Marineterrein Amsterdam.
We are currently looking for an operations officer for the Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab, who can start in September 2019, for 16-24 hours per week.
Interested? Learn more here: https://www.marineterrein.nl/vacature-operations-officer-marineterrein-amsterdam-living-lab/
You can respond until Friday, August 16, 2019
Phase 1 of the construction of the Living Lab is finished. A number of green beds have been planted, heaps of sand and stones are gone and the future testbeds are in position. After the summer break, work on the infrastructure of the testbeds – water, electricity, internet – resumes. In the road along the quay, permanent steel poles will be positioned to hold back cars from the Living Lab area.
Situation from September
From September on, some major projects start in the Living Lab area: E.G. the City Sports project we mentioned earlier and a research project by AMS Institute to extract nutrients from urine. The living lab will show continuous activity since more projects will follow and finished projects will be replaced by others. When there is a possibility, vacant testbeds are used as temporary gardens.
Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab is looking for an operations officer. Read more here.
Foodlogica is a logistical service designed to clean the last mile of Amsterdam’s local food system. This month, Foodlogica starts a pilot at the Marineterrein, bringing supermarket orders to your door by e-bike. It’s another small step towards a car-free Marineterrein. Foodlogica takes the whole month of August to set up a system that works best for the community of the Marineterrein. This is the plan;
- First, FoodLogica starts with informing en questioning companies.
- Then, the Polo starts taking in deliveries for community-members from supermarkets* at the main entrance.
- Deliveries go straight to the Foodlogica-hub at the main entrance, where they are checked and stocked.
- Every work-day, Foodlogica picks-up deliveries and distributes them by e-bike between 10.00 and 12.00 hours in the morning.
- Have your orders delivered before 11.00 hours to Marineterrein Amsterdam, Building 003A. Orders that arrive after 12.00 hours stay in refrigerators and will be delivered the next day.
*The plan concerns supermarket deliveries only. Restaurant deliveries, offices supplies and other orders are not part of this plan.
Message received after sending the newsletter: The Instock Foodtruck is no longer on the Marineterrein.
Instock Food Truck serves sustainable, fresh lunch dishes made from rescued products. This summer – until August 31 – you can find this special food truck next to the Codam building on the Marineterrein, since it’s there especially for Codam students. Anybody visiting or working on the Marineterrein is welcome too.
Work on Kade West was restarted this week. Together with Living Lab partners AMS Institute, NEMO De Studio, AMEC Board and Amsterdam Smart City, Bureau Marineterrein Amsterdam is building the Living Lab; a unique place in the heart of the city where solutions for urban challenges can be tested.
Jobs for the next months
The greenhouse, which is currently next to building 024, will move to kade West soon. Also, preparations are already being made for the testbed of the City Sports project, which starts right after the summer. Furthermore, a flexible infrastructure (water, electricity, internet) will be built around the test fields, this will take several months to finish.
Neat and tidy on July 10th
The exhibition The Future of Food starts on July 10 at NEMO De Studio, with hundreds of visitors each day. By then, the facade of The Studio will be finished and the entrance should be neat and tidy.
As Marineterein Amsterdam Living Lab will host subsequent projects that need to be tested, this part of the Marineterrein will be subjected to continuous change and ongoing work.
We do not expect any serious noise nuisance, but there will be construction traffic to take into account. If you have problems because of constructions works, or if you have questions, please send an email to email@example.com and we will look for a solution or an answer straight away.
On July 2, Her Majesty the Queen Máxima is officially opening the programming school in the presence of Minister Van Engelshoven of Education, Culture and Science. During these festivities, Queen Máxima is given a tour of the building and talks with students and staff about their experiences at Codam. The emphasis here is on the teaching method, the curriculum and on the importance of an inclusive and diverse community.
Festivities take place between 14.30 and 18.00 hours. There will be more cars passing the main route than usual, but parking is on the military part of the area.
The opening is by invitation only.
Good news if you have teenaged children; participating in this year’s Summer Camp; Sneaker Challenge (15-19 July) will only cost you 75 instead of 175 euros. How? Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning discount code ‘Bureau Marineterrein’ plus the name(s) of your kid(s) and Daniëlle Willemse will get in touch with about all the details.
About Summer Camp: Sneaker Challenge
This year, Summer Camp is all about making fun & learning by making a unique pair of sneakers from scratch; from design to prototype. Children in the age of 12-14 or 15-17 can participate. Summer Camp takes place from 15 – 19 July 2019. Normal price: 175 euros, including lunches + afterparty.
Mentors needed too!
Are you (a bit) sporty, (a lot of) fun and do you want to help teenagers to have a great week here at the Marineterrein? Then Summer Camp can use your help. Just send an e-mail to Danielle Willemse via email@example.com.
More info about Summer Camp