Panurbana 180 Havenstraat

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Panurbana 180


Amsterdam Atlas

collage: 18 photos

format: 365 x 70 cm

Amsterdam 2023

The Havenstraat behind the Haarlemmermeer station (Panurbana 71)

was previously a railway line of the Dutch Railways.

It was used between 1915 and 1950 for the Amsterdam–Haarlemmermeer–

Aalsmeer railway line and then for the transport of coal.
In 1972 the area became an industrial estate on which warehouses were built.

In 1975, the existing track was put into use by the Electric Museum Tram Line.

In a shed, volunteers from the Driving Electric Tram Museum (RETM) association

restored and maintained old trams.

In 1989, the municipality of Amsterdam took over the site from the Dutch Railways.

The small businesses and the Museum Tram Line had to make way for a new city district.

In 2019, the zoning plan was annulled by the Council of State because the municipality had not

taken enough account of the interests of the Electric Museum Tram Line.

In the municipality's new plans, 500 homes and a primary school are to be built

and more account has been taken of the shed for the historic trams.