Molenwijk (Amsterdam)

Molenwijk ( Molenviertel ), built in the 1960s, is a neighborhood in Amsterdam Noord and had in January 2009, approximately 2650 inhabitants.


In the early 1960s, the area was a polder and serves as a mud shelf ( excavators ) from the North Sea Canal. The polder belonged to the municipality Oostzaan. On August 1, 1966 Molenwijk the municipality of Amsterdam was assigned, planned a residential area there.

The plan for the neighborhood came by the architect K. Geerts in cooperation with the municipality of Amsterdam and there were 15 Apartment Homes ( Flatgebouwen ) realized with 1256 apartments. At the edge of a skyscraper district (Gates Flat) amounted to 16 floors. In Molenwijk there are two schools, a shopping center with the name De Wieken, a library and a petting zoo ( Kinderboerderij ) for children.

There are in Molenwijk hamlet with lots of green plants, which are car-free. The residential area can be reached by city bus No. 37 which runs from the Amstel station since 2006 after Molenwijk.