The Kadijken (literally Kadeiche ) is a residential neighborhood on the eastern edge of downtown Amsterdam. Originally it was an area for shipbuilding, where many port workers lived. The district takes its name from the streets Hoogte and Laagte Kadijk. In January 2010 Kadijken had approximately 3000 inhabitants. Kadijken is bounded on the south by the Entrepotdok, on the west by the Nieuwe Herengracht, on the north by the Nieuwe Vaart and on the east by the Sarphatiestraat. The Oostelijke islands and Kadijken together have 12,780 inhabitants.

Attractions are:

  • The Kadijksplein
  • The brewery " 't IJ "
  • The Entrepodok
  • The Koning William shipyard
  • The Museum Shipyard 't Kromhout
  • The Entrepodoksluis ( lock )
  • The Rapenbugersluis ( lock )