The Weteringcircuit junction is one of the busiest in Amsterdam, and that’s no surprise given that it’s right by the Rijksmuseum and the Heineken Experience. Day and night drivers navigate this busy junction, but that’s going to change.
Converting the junction into a park was the idea of two Amsterdam residents, and the council evidently loved the idea because they want to make it a reality.
The new park will be called Weteringpark and although it won’t be fully pedestrianised the number of cars using the roads in the area will dramatically decrease. Cars will still drive through the area alongside public transport and cyclists but there will be no parking spaces by the water at Stadhouderskade and there will be spaces set aside for pedestrians and cyclists instead.
We should know more about the plans to transform Weteringcircuit later this month but the first steps are already known – tackling the Tweede Weteringplantsoen where there is already a playground and monument. It’s all part of a €26 million scheme to create more green spaces in the city.