NDSM-werf

Top choice area in Amsterdam Noord

NDSM-werf is a derelict shipyard turned edgy arts community 15 minutes upriver from the city centre. It wafts a post-apocalyptic vibe: an old submarine slumps in the harbour, abandoned trams rust by the water's edge, and graffiti splashes across almost every surface. Young creatives hang out at the smattering of cool cafes. Hip businesses like MTV and Red Bull have their European headquarters here. The area is also a centre for underground culture and events, such as the Over het IJ Festival.

A new street-art museum, billed as the world's largest, is due to open here in 2019; check www.streetart.today for updates.

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