IJdock is a small peninsula in the river IJ, created in 2012, which has an apartment building, the Room Mate Aitana Hotel, an office building and the new Paleis van Justitie ('Palace of Justice', the Amsterdam court house).
In front of it is the IJdock marina, where yachts can be moored for a few days.
The buildings on IJdock have all been separately designed, all in high quality materials, but overlooked by city planners to ensure a proper connection with the historic inner city of Amsterdam.
The most noticeable characteristic of this connection with the old town is the Keizersgrachtsnede, a large 'cut' made in the high rise buildings so that the view on the IJ river from the centre of Amterdam is not blocked.
The apartment building on IJdock has probably the sharpest edge of any building, making it a remarkable piece of architecture, and already one of the most photographed buildings in Amsterdam. As you enter the IJdock, you can't miss it.
This green apartment building contains one of the probably most curious apartments of Amsterdam: the corner tower with the sharp edge is in fact 1 (one) apartment. It has 9 floors, and 330 sq. meter, and there is no elevator. The top floor measures just 7 m2.
Apartment building on IJdock peninsula