ING House

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Coordinates: 52°20′13″N 4°51′14″E / 52.337071°N 4.854010°E / 52.337071; 4.854010

ING House
General information
Groundbreaking16 November 1999
Inaugurated16 September 2002
Technical details
Floor count10
Floor area5,600m2
Design and construction
Architecture firmMeyer & Van Schooten Architecten
Structural engineerArup, Aronsohn
Services engineerRTB Van Heugten
Main contractorHeijmans
Other information
Parking160 underground spaces

ING House is the former headquarters of ING Group at the business district Zuidas of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is nicknamed the shoe or the dustbuster (Dutch: de kruimeldief). The postmodern design is by Amsterdam-based architects Meyer and Van Schooten (Meyer en Van Schooten [nl]).[1] The construction, which took place from November 1999 to September 2002, was undertaken by Heijmans.[2]

The building is constructed like a table on 16 angled steel legs. These are independent of each other, resting on pins in large concrete blocks in the ground, a technique also found in bridge construction. On this platform the floors are built. The belly of the building on the second floor is actually at the height of the highway, as the ground is lower than the highway. From the third floor one has a view of the highway.

In 2012, the headquarters of ING Group moved to the Bijlmermeer. In 2014, ING subsidiary Nationale-Nederlanden also moved from the building.[3]


  1. ^ Ben Maandag (2007), Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten: Keeping a strong focus on quality, Europe Real Estate, retrieved 2010-12-08
  2. ^ ING House Structurae database
  3. ^ ING verlaat 'de schoen' (in Dutch), NOS, 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2015.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to ING House at Wikimedia Commons