The district of Nieuw-West is a solid demographical representation of Amsterdam and an area with high energy consumption. Notably, however, the area is home to the first district-level Smart Grid in the Netherlands. Amsterdam Smart City partner Liander has invested significantly in this technology in recent years. The Smart Grid in Nieuw-West serves as the ideal backbone to realise new renewable energy sources, with decentralised energy generation taking the lead role.
The neighbourhood can be summarised as a modal Amsterdam district with a mixed building typology and above-average energy consumption. As such, the presence of the Smart Grid provides great potential for improvement. The neighbourhood is home to a mix of businesses (mainly offices) and residential properties. A total of 35,000 people live in an area of 5,610,190 square metres, of which approximately 2,783,890 square metres has been developed. Nieuw-West is representative of Amsterdam in regards to its occupational typology. It is a mix of large and smaller business units, private and social rental housing and owner-occupied properties.
A consortium of companies will experiment with revolutionary means of energy delivery in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. This new system allows for the renewable, decentralised generation of energy while allowing Amsterdammers to greatly influence both their energy consumption and production.
The residents of the Wildeman area in Nieuw-West work towards a beautiful, smart and sustainable neighbourhood, together with Amsterdam Smart City. More
Budget Monitoring is a method that facilitates citizens to screen, assess, and actively participate in the decisions on public policy-making and government expenditure. It offers citizens the power, knowledge, and self-belief to take action for the right More
'Idee Voor Je Buurt' is a platform to share ideas, create projects, discover resources and make our city a better place to live More
In the City-zen project innovations are demonstrated in the field of smart grid, heat networks and sustainable housing in Amsterdam Nieuw-West to create one of the largest Smart Energy lab in Europe. More
A Serious Game is under development for youths in the area of Nieuw-West to engage them in saving energy. More
The project involves working together with residents of Amsterdam Nieuw-West to explore energy saving measures that could potentially be introduced during renovations to their homes. More
In the Amsterdam New-West area the first intelligent self healing grid has been implemented with which the city of Amsterdam can realize its sustainability objectives. More
A Living Lab in Amsterdam Nieuw-West in which all the latest initiatives and products can be tested. More
Work is being conducted in Amsterdam Nieuw-West to realise additional heat sources and improve existing sources in order to help create a more sustainable district heating system. More
To help social economic vulnerable residents, so they can make themselves financially selreliant and indepent. More
Technology development for energy in households which are linked to the smart grid. More
Flexible switch system for public lighting, maximising market mechanisms through the use of a smart grid system More
A serious Game designed to playfully enable and encourage bottom-up participation of residents in creating a Smarter City. More
The Sloten Windmill is a meeting place in the district of Nieuw-West. Together with local residents and our partners, we are working to develop and introduce smart initiatives throughout the district. More
In this project, students from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences plan to study how residents of Nieuw-West react to smart solutions for their environment. More
More than 500 homes were provided with smart meters and some with an energy feedback display that can make residents more aware of their energy consumption. More
The emerging neighbourhood of IJburg is Amsterdam’s youngest district. It was only in the late 1990s that the decision was made to reclaim land and start construction of the neighbourhood. IJburg has been developed with a relatively high number of houses that are suitable for families, meaning the overall population is notably young. IJburg residents also have access to the fastest public fibre optic broadband internet in the world: up and down speeds of 500Mb/s are possible on the network. All of this makes IJburg an extraordinarily interesting area in which to develop new products and services: a young and ambitious population, high-level connectivity and modern surroundings.
Amsterdam Smart City is working together with IJburg residents to develop new products and services that will improve the quality of life in IJburg. Typical focal areas include transport, work, healthcare and energy. The user and their specific needs are always paramount.
Offering Free Wifi on Amsterdam IJburg harbour connected on KPN consumer fiber More
A new fiber network has been unrolled by Reggefiber in cooperation with KPN to facilitate the inhabitants of Amsterdam with 3 play services More
In the EUDI (End User Driven Innovation) project, IJburgers are asked to describe their issues and ideas on energy and mobility in their neighborhood. More
480 solar panels on the roof of the IJburg College. The solar panels generate financial as well as educational profit. More
Bicyclists are worth everything. By choosing to ride a bike over other transportation, the environment, public space and our own health benefits from this directly. That should be rewarded! More
Amsterdam Smart City offers IJburgers alternatives for the traffic jam: work at home or at a Smart Work center. More
The Digital Road Authority combines data in order to provide the inhabitants of IJburg with personalised travel advice. More
When every second counts, The Digital Road Authority enables emergency services to arrive on the scene as fast as possible. More
The Amsterdam district of Zuidoost (Southeast) is 22 km2 and is home to approximately 80,000 residents. Zuidoost is a remarkably green neighbourhood with the massive lake Gaasperplas and its surrounding forest as its centrepiece. There are also many other parks, sport parks, private garden allotments and a golf course.
The urban core is centred on the Ajax ArenA football stadium, Amsterdam Poort and the newly-built Bijlmer train station which together has developed into a major shopping and entertainment zone complete with cinemas and concert halls.
Zuidoost has evolved into a major entertainment centre. Along with the Ajax ArenA, there’s Heineken Music Hall, Pepsi Stage, Pathé Arena, Bijlmerparktheater and Kratertheater.
The project Energiek Zuidoost wants to reduce the ecological footprint of roughly the area between Amsterdam Arena and the hospital AMC. Together with local companies, housing corporations and inhabitants project are developed which lead to reduction of carbon emissions.
Amsterdam Smart City supports the development of an online interactive application in Zuidoost in which users of the area can post their development ideas. More
The City of Amsterdam has signed an innovation deal with the Amsterdam ArenA as part of a drive to make the stadium one of the most innovative in the world. More
Energiek Zuidoost wants to reduce the ecological footprint of roughly the area between Amsterdam Arena and the hospital AMC. More
The Amsterdam Energy Atlas shows data on energy consumption, potential for savings and potential for renewables. More
Free zone for sustainable energy. More
Feasibility study for an Orangegas station with quick-chargers. More
Developing smart street lighting for public spaces More
Together, residents and companies develop attractive and smart concepts to use in and around the house, meanwhile creating opportunities for companies to offer (existing) products and services. More
The Smart Living Showroom in IKEA is a showcase of numerous products which support people in saving energy, water and to separate waste. More
Solar Gambling raises awareness of solar energy by gaming on the daily production of a small solar installation in public space. When production is correctly estimated, prizes can be won. More
Research of the use of local waste heat. More