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There will be a meeting for residents, entrepreneurs and institutions in Pakhuis de Zwijger on Tuesday, 8 October 2019 at 20.00 hrs (in the IJ ZAAL). This meeting is being organised by the municipality of Amsterdam and focuses on participation in various themes that play a role within the University Quarter. Would you like to attend?

University Quarter


In the middle of the historical city centre, the area between Oude Turfmarkt and Oude Hoogstraat is being developed into the University Quarter. After the University of Amsterdam (UvA) has renovated its centuries-old buildings here and made them more sustainable, the municipality of Amsterdam will redesign the public space. The UvA's birthplace will house the Faculty of Humanities, university facilities such as a study centre-cum-library, an auditorium as well as workplaces for staff and management.

Strategic master plan

People also live in the University Quarter. The university facilities will attract visitors, including students. Other ideas include enabling logistics and deliveries via water, making the area even greener and encouraging the self-management of the public space. There are also various businesses in the immediate vicinity, such as hotels, restaurants and theatres. In order to ensure a good balance between all these functions, the municipality and the University of Amsterdam are drawing up a strategic master plan.

What is the programme?

The outlines of this plan will be presented at the meeting on 8 October. This presentation will be followed by a discussion with various guests about the main points of the plan. Is there an equilibrium between studying, working, living and visiting? Can the uniqueness and monumental nature of the area be enhanced? Will it be quiet and peaceful, but also have the possibility for lively moments? Are there enough challenges to make the area greener and more sustainable? Will the UvA and all its facilities offer added value to the city centre? You are very welcome. Please sign up at the website of Pakhuis de Zwijger.

*Residents and entrepreneurs at/around the University Quarter have been informed of these meetings by the municipality on a door-to-door basis.