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The start of creating Strandeiland (Beach island)

Published on 06-09-2018

Last week the land making of Strandeiland has officially started: this will become the 5th island at the IJburg neighbourhood, where almost 9 million cubic meter sand will be sprayed. In the end the surface of the island will consist of 150 hectares, where no less than 8000 newly-built houses can be established.

In 2022 the building of the first dwellings has to start, so that in several years 20.000 people can live here. Furthermore there will be a city beach and multiple nature beaches. A public transport plan of 330 million euro’s has been invented to guarantee the reachability of the growing eastside of Amsterdam. This plan entails among other things that tram line 26 will be extended to Centrumeiland (Center island) and Strandeiland.   

In the beginning of this year the constructions of Centrumeiland were launched, this island was already built up by spraying in 2013. Steigereiland, Haveneiland and Rieteiland are other islands of the archipelago IJburg.         

Source and full article: https://www.parool.nl/amsterdam/start-gemaakt-met-landmaken-strandeiland~a4603692/