Walk across the IJ with a 360-degree view

As part of the May 5 Liberation Day celebrations, the city of Amsterdam reconstructed the pontoon bridge that connected Amsterdam-Noord to the city centre back in 1945. People were invited to walk across the IJ, and this 360-degree video recording was made of the historic walk.

The temporary bridge across the IJ had been erected during the Second World War because there was no more fuel for the ferries. The pontoon bridge made sure that residents in the northern part of the city wouldn’t be left stranded and isolated.

During the Liberation Day event, stories were shared from people who had experienced the bridge during World War II. The video below, courtesy of Mark Vos, lets you look around in 360 degrees, just click and drag your mouse or finger around.

Thomas Lundberg


Thomas Lundberg

Born as a Swede in the Netherlands, this life-long expat has spent his time in Belgium, the United States and Amsterdam. He began his professional career as a regional news...

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