Oostpoort (Amsterdam)

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Oostpoort
Neighborhood of Amsterdam
Buildings of the former gas factory in 2005
Buildings of the former gas factory in 2005
Coordinates: 52°21′28″N 4°55′53″E / 52.35778°N 4.93139°E / 52.35778; 4.93139Coordinates: 52°21′28″N 4°55′53″E / 52.35778°N 4.93139°E / 52.35778; 4.93139
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
Municipality Amsterdam
Borough Amsterdam-Oost
Population (2013)
 • Total 573
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Oostpoort (Dutch pronunciation: [oːstpʊːrt]; English: East Gate) is a neighborhood in the borough Amsterdam-Oost in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The neighborhood is situated at 52°21′28″N 4°55′53″E / 52.35778°N 4.93139°E / 52.35778; 4.93139 between the Linnaeusstraat, the Ringvaart, the Amsterdam–Arnhem railway, and the Amsterdam–Zutphen railway.[1]

Initially, the area was named Polderweggebied after the Polderweg, which is a road running through it. Between 1885 and 1921, the Oostergasfabriek (Eastern Gas Factory) was located in the area. After the factory was closed, the neighborhood became a business area. In the early 2000s, multiple buildings were demolished and the terrain was remediated. In 2007, the first new buildings were constructed.[2] In 2008, the neighborhood was renamed Oostpoort.[1]

In 2013, Oostpoort had a population of 573. The local government is expecting the population to peak with 2,274 in the year 2020.[1]

The district office (Dutch: stadsdeelkantoor) of Amsterdam-Oost,[3] a shopping area,[4] one primary school, and two secondary schools[1] are located in Oostpoort.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d (Dutch) De Staat van Oostpoort 2013, Amsterdam-Oost. Retrieved on 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ (Dutch) Polderweggebied / Oostpoort, Geheugen van Oost. Retrieved on 30 June 2014.
  3. ^ District of Oost, I Amsterdam. Retrieved on 30 June 2014.
  4. ^ (Dutch) Winkeloverzicht Oostpoort, Beleef Oostpoort. Retrieved on 30 June 2014.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Oostpoort at Wikimedia Commons