Kronenburg / Uilenstede
Kronenburg and Uilenstede comprise of a business park and student campus respectively, located on the edge of the expanding financial centre of Amsterdam. The area is reachable by car arriving from the A10 and A9, by train from a nearby multimodal station, on cycling distance from the inner city of Amsterdam and connected by a fast city spanning tramline. The business park contains several large offices with sufficient parking spaces adjoined by one of Europe’s biggest student housing complexes accompanied by modern green leisure spaces and several sport and cultural amenities. A range of different high tech, financial services, start up and aviation companies reside in Kronenburg. Currently a group of property owners, investors and the municipality of Amstelveen are committed to a shared vision in order to improve and transform the area into an integrated mixed use business and living campus. To tackle the structural student housing problem in the metropolitan region, decrease the current vacant office space(20-30% of 150.000 m2) in Kronenburg and create a thriving and future proof economic cluster.
Kronenburg / Uilenstede description
Redevelopment and integration of Kronenburg / Uilenstede
The redevelopment group are currently laying the foundation of a healthy collaboration. They are creating the future knowledge economy hub of Amstelveen integrated into one of the biggest student campuses of Western Europe. The mixture of knowledge workers and students will be the driving force of crosspollination, creating job opportunities and a diverse demand for planned modern amenities creating a lively urban environment. This environment will fulfil the international market demand for flexible office spaces in dynamic, mixed use urban areas with a high density of amenities.
The proximity of the Zuidas financial centre, VU University and the central location in the metropolitan area of the Randstad give this location unique prospects for future growth. The municipality recently enacted the shared urban vision of the stakeholders solidifying their collaboration. Currently the public amenities programme is being filled up but is still open to willing entrepreneurs which feel at home in this area.
Proposed Redevelopment Programme
ca. 2500 Student housing units
1500 - 2000 Extended stay unit
ca. 20.000m2 Public amenities
ca. 35.000 m2 Office Space
Already established on this location
A range of different high tech, financial services, start up and aviation companies reside in Kronenburg. And also companies as Ricoh, DDB, Casio, Nest and a series of hotels.
About the area
About the area
Amstelveen enjoys a prime location at the centre of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. According to the annual survey ‘Atlas for Municipalities’ in 2019, Amstelveen is again one of the top 3 most attractive residential municipalities in the Netherlands. Culturally Amstelveen has a lot to offer with numurous museums and also the city has plenty of shops and entertainment.
Amstelveen is also one of the Amsterdam Area’s most prestigious office and business locations, thanks to its proximity to Amsterdam’s city centre, Schiphol and the Zuidas.
Amstelveen is home to a thriving international community, thanks to its family-friendly housing, high standard of international education and abundance of international clubs, organisations and cultural events. The Japanese and Indian communities have traditionally made their home here, and there are many Americans and Brits too.