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One of the buildings

On National monument buildings day which is organized once a year a lot of monumental buildings open their doors which the rest of the year will be closed. The theme of this year was "Old building - New intention".

So my sister and I took the opportunity to take our cameras with us to the old NDSM wharf buildings.
Ships were built here in the past; since the 1980's the construction and repair of ships in Amsterdam slowed down entirely, and in the buildings which have escaped dismantling a lot of other activities are organized. F.e. in the welding building once a month a market with second hand stuff, but today it was emptied to show the construction of the factory-building.

Three of the original factory buildings were opened for public today, the Scheepsbouwloods (Ship-construction building), the Lasloods (the welding-building) and the Afbramerij (Deburring building).

Part of the outside of the ship-construction building
We started our tour in the "Scheepsbouwloods". Here the vessels were constructed, from steamers to supertankers.
Today this building is a home for many artists, having several studio's as well as lots of space for large projects.

We also went outside at the slipway, next to which a big crane still towers high into the sky.

When entering the second building, the welding building, I unfortunately found out my camera got out of power, altough I charged it this morning, however not entirely. Too much zooming and flash, and since this is a new camera I don't have an extra battery yet.

Well, no problem, because at the next building, the deburring building, where crafts were demonstrated, I could focus on the old technique of blacksmithing, or the ones like cutting out metal plates with electric power with a protection gas as nitrogen, however no pictures for me.

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One of the buildings
One of the buildings
Part of the outside of the ship-co…
Part of the outside of the ship-c…
View towards the center
View towards the center
Remains of the shipping industry
Remains of the shipping industry
Remains of the shipping industry
Remains of the shipping industry
Remains of the shipping industry
Remains of the shipping industry
Inside the welding building
Inside the welding building
Remains of the shipping industry
Remains of the shipping industry
Big crane
Big crane
Artist studios
Artist studio's
Artist studio
Artist studio
Artist studio
Artist studio
Amsterdam
photo by: pearcetoyou