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Mapping Amsterdam: the city's statistics in maps

Mapping Amsterdam: the city's statistics in maps

A collection of around 90 interactive maps reveal diverse information about Amsterdam, ranging from property value per square metre to public barbeque spots and the city’s sport facilities.

Mapping specialist Klaas-Bindert de Haan started the archive with the City of Amsterdam. Most of the maps are created internally, and have an interactive element - whether this is an adaptable key allowing the user to filter according to their interests, or animated maps that show information changing over time.

You can find maps of Amsterdam’s historical development, current waste disposal points, solar panels and locations for religious gatherings as well as maps showing Airbnb property values.

As a helpful extra, the online collection offers a "Grab-a-Map" tool where you can grab up to three maps and create your own overlays.There is also an "Open Data" resource which allows students, researchers and software developers to access datasets.

De Haan sees this as an ongoing project with the municipality and is keen on creating a map showing which neighbourhoods people are moving into and out of as a future addition.

use of gas and electricity
Use of gas and electricity

Relogious gatherings
Locations for religious gatherings

sports facilities
Sport facilities

amsterdam growing over time
Amsterdam growing over time

Airbnb property values Amsterdam
Airbnb property value

Property value per square metre
Property value sale price per square metre

Noise map
Noise map

Vacant offices
Vacant offfices

parks
Parks

youth and student housing
Youth and student housing

green roofs
Green roofs

energy from sun and wind
Energy sun and wind

All images courtesy of City of Amsterdam

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Parvinder Marwaha

British-born editor Parvinder studied architecture in the UK. Amsterdam’s architecture and design scene led her to the city, as well the obvious perks of canal-side living. She writes for various...

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