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Research experience greeness

One of our members sent us an interesting article published in Elsevier Science. It deals with the relation between the amount of greenery in somebody's surroundings and his/her psychological well-being. The east side of the Beatrixpark is given as an example....

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Improvement of Boerenwetering

Via Zuidas we received the following information about the improvement of the walking path along Boerenwetering at the RAI-side of the park: https://zuidas.nl/blog/2021/06/18/flaneren-langs-boerenwetering-na-opknapbeurt/ We think the improvements look good. This side...

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Japanese knotweed volunteers back at work

Maybe you have seen them at work again: volunteers removing Japanse knotweed plants. And not without good reason because the Japanese knotweed is proliferating at different spots in the park again. Last year a lot of Japanese knotweed was removed, making sure most...

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Film shoot in Beatrixpark

28 September some second year Film Academy students arrived at the children's  pool for a film shoot. Their  assignment was to make a 5-minute film in three days.  As it was autumn the pool was no longer filled with water, but as it rained the first day, the pool had...

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Conservatory in Beatrixpark

We have written about it before, but now it is definite: a dependance of the Conservatory will be established in the buildings of the old St. Nicolaas convent. We would have preferred the buildings to be demolished (especially the big brick building) to make way for...

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Bridge with a new name: Prins Frisobrug

One of the bridges in the park which up till now only had a number, but no name, has now been officially named after Prins Friso. The other bridges in the park all have names referring to composers. But since this is the Beatrixpark, an exception has been made in...

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What is being built there?

The start of the building of the tower blocks at "Kavel 2" in the Beethoven-area is fast approaching. This is the area between the water next to restaurant As and the Akzo and Stibbe buildings and the school. You can find more informatie at the Zuidas site: Two...

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Request to repair bridge: not until 2021

Partly at the request of some members of the Vereniging we sent the message below on 20 August 2020 to the three members of the Stadsdeel Zuid Dagelijks Bestuur. It includes a request to repair the closed bridge. We immediately received a response from the...

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The battle against the Japanese Knotweed continues

Update 23/9: The message below dates from 3 August. In the meantime the initiative has gained notoriety. 'Amsterdam', a publication by the municipality, features an article about the volunteers who remove Japanese Knotweed plants once a week, see page 13,...

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