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The island of Java, Dutch: Java - eiland, is an artificial island and a district in the eastern harbor area of Amsterdam. It lies in a bay of the IJ, a Dutch lake.
The island had 3159 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2010) on a land area of 16 hectares.
Java is connected to the north from Jan Schaefer bridge with the eastern harbor area of Amsterdam. The street names on the island refer to the same Indonesian island of Java.
With the construction of the berth was begun in the 19th century. Originally, the island served as a breakwater for the eastern harbor area, as well as the adjacent KNSM island. Later it was expanded to include the IJkade and increases with dredged from the North Sea Canal. At the port area thus formed put on, among others, the Dutch steamship company ( Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland), the lines operated by the Dutch East Indies. After the Second World War was operated in the 1950s as a result of decolonization of Indonesia no longer trading in the East. In the 1980s took squatters, artists and urban nomads ownership of the area.
In the 1990s, the area was redeveloped for residential purposes. Most of the buildings were demolished. On the north side of the island there is an arterial road. The island is of four channels that were created in 1995, drained - with postmodern Canal Houses by different architects, cycling and walking bridges.