MAGAZINE #17. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015 WWW.HELLOZUIDAS.COM
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One weekend only: see a different side of Zuidas during Amsterdam Hotel Night
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Huge buildings grow from small stones Most readers of this magazine spend time in
residential complex comprising 144 apartments,
Zuidas every day, where they are right at the heart
one of which boasts a roof terrace 300 m2 in
of developments in this area. Because they see
size. I’m curious to see who will be taking up
everything change gradually, the sight of another
residence there! From our editorial office, we have
new tower comes as no great shock. But the people
also watched the 1000 Mahler building emerge,
who visit Zuidas only on occasion , tell me they’re
where fashion brand Chanel will be setting up its
astounded by the speed at which this area is
growing. Every time they visit, new offices and residential buildings have been built.
On 17 & 18 January, Amsterdam will be holding its annual Hotel Night. This year Zuidas will
I would like to take this opportunity to
also be participating. This special weekend
congratulate Deloitte and lawyers’ firm AKD
Amsterdam residents will have an opportunity
advocaten & notarissen on moving into The Edge:
to take a holiday in their own city. Our cover
the world’s most sustainable building. Thanks to
features Robin Chadha, Chief Marketing Officer
its use of smart technology, this office building
at hotel citizenM, who tells us all about the
– covering an area of some 40,000 m2 – has
event and the activities associated with it.
achieved a sustainability score of 98.36%, the
You can also find out more about Hotel Night
highest ever awarded by Building Research
in this magazine’s agenda.
The next issue of
Establishment (BRE). In December, pile-driving started for the building of ‘Intermezzo’, a new
Hello Zuidas is scheduled
I would like to wish everyone a prosperous 2015!
for the 2nd of March
How often would you stay in a hotel that’s situated in your own city? Only when you’ve lost your keys, perhaps... But now there’s a very good reason to book a room close to home: the Amsterdam Hotel Night on 17-18 January. And Zuidas is also taking part. Ice-skate at the Crowne Plaza, dine at Bolenius and dance at citizenM, or enjoy concerts in boardrooms and model homes featuring the luminaries who gave their names to Zuidas’ squares and streets. Experience a different side of Zuidas. Afterwards, you can go home, or, better still, enjoy the luxury to be had at a bargain at the Crowne Plaza, citizenM or the Hilton. In any case, my best wishes for a happy new year! Olivier Otten, Managing Director of Hello Zuidas
WHERE OTHERS SEE A DESERTED OFFICE BUILDING
WE SEE AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY WE ARE COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL
Index 06. Trending Topics 07. Under Construction 08. Robin Chadha - citizenM Amsterdam Hotel Night 12. Property 14. Hello Zuidas | Mobility Got a minute? 16. Available Spaces in Zuidas 19. Column: Ruben van Zwieten A fresh start 20. Zuidasdok A solid plan for a complex case 22. Finance 25. Zuidas parents can count on Oya’s Childcare 26. Hello Zuidas | Public Space Business Walk of Fame 28. Hello Zuidas | Sustainability Deloitte’s new Amsterdam office ‘The Edge’
30. Hello Zuidas | Agenda 34. Hello Zuidas | Mobility In search for an even more accessible Zuidas 37. Clubsportive A quick lap through Central Park in the heart of Zuidas 40. Together, we make this area come alive 43. Hello You 46. Special: Talent in Zuidas 49. Webster University 51. Zuidas in home to an expanding pool of talent 52. Berlitz Schools of Languages 55. Hello Zuidas | New Members 57. Memo board
With an excellent business climate, world-renowned educational institutions within reach, and leading companies in many sectors from many countries, the Zuidas has huge potential. The foundation Hello Zuidas contributes to the Zuidas by realizing a well functioning area. The goal is to promote a district that has international appeal, and high quality working and living conditions.
Trending topics AkzoNobel Nederland @AkzoNobelNL De bouw van ons nieuwe kantoor aan de Zuidas in Amsterdam ligt op schema; het bekleden van de gevel vordert | CBRE Nederland @CBRENederland Wederom nieuwe huurder voor Atrium op de #Zuidas #kantoorruimte Susan Sjouwerman @MarijeSusan Ik heb de engste (glazen!) lift van de Zuidas weer getrotseerd. Applausje voor mezelf! | Sebastiaan Capel @sebastiaancapel Opening Kindercampus. De Zuidas kan wel wat stoepkrijt gebruiken! Dan wordt het steeds meer echt Amsterdams | Martijn van Dalen @MGvanDalen Het meest duurzame kantoor: The Edge (@DeloitteNL) Amsterdam (Zuidas): je zal er maar werken :-) | Bart Vink D66 @bartlvink ‘MenD advocaten verhuist haar Amsterdamse kantoor naar de Zuidas’ Jan Hattink @JanHattink Mooie preek van de Ruben van Zwieten van Zingeving op Zuidas tijdens de controllerslunch, zo wil je wel naar de kerk! | GBCZuidas @GBCZuidas Aannemen van personeel met een arbeidsbeperking goed voor werknemer én werkgever Manhattan Lounge Bar @Manhattan_STH The Orange Twist: with Teqqqquila, Cointreau, Orange Juice and grenadine. By Tanja. #zuidas | Saskia Rill @SaskiaRill Nieuwe schoenmaker op #zuidas, in WTC. Moeten je schoenen gepoetst, gemaakt etc, loop binnen! jeff @jeffreywbu Ik wil een echte @albertheijn op de ZuidAs! Er wonen ook mensen hoor. | harry de winter @harrydewintertv #Amsterdamzuid mooi antropologisch beeld kleine vrouwtjes van zuidas bankers in te grote #rangerovers waar ze niet in en uit kunnen stappen | Cycling Professor @fietsprofessor @adamfietst Grote meerderheid van werknemers Zuidas woont al binnen fietsafstand, aldus Zuidas zelf | the glutenfree child @glutenfreeABC did you know that @wagamama_uk knows all about #GlutenFree? #wagamama #Amsterdam #AmsterdamZuid | Erica Pool @ikachan Kom 15 januari netwerken tijdens @LSBclub event in @WTCAmsterdam bij Fitch&Shui en maak kans op @MetsoMaru koffer! | Marjanneke Grobben @Marjannekeg Het blijft leuk om langs de varkentjes van de Bofkont Universiteit te rijden op de zuidas #Amsterdam | Ronnie Zijp @RonnieAmsterdam Amsterdam #Zuidas bouw kavel 10 gaat binnenkort van start huur en koop. Mooie vormgeving | Ravel Residence @RavelResidence Wethouder Ivens en @DienstZuidas op werkbezoek. Zich laten informeren over concept en bekijken model #studentenwoning Kindergarden @KindergardenNL De kinderen van de #Zuidas in #Amsterdam maakten van lege petflessen een jetpack. Dat is pas stoer! #wereldwijs | AFC jeugd @AFCjeugd Gloednieuw complex voor #AFC in de Zuidas vanaf 2018 gereed
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UNDER CONSTRUCTION FRED. ROESKESTRAAT MAKEOVER Home to Loyens & Loeff, the Handel Amsterdam pavilions, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Buitenveldert graveyard and the Geert Groote College, Fred. Roeskestraat is gearing up for some big changes. Zuidas Development Office Works Project Leader Patrick van den Elshout explains, ‘The first major modification will be rerouting the water mains to make way for the works at Zuidasdok. This will have considerable impact at street level. April will see work starting on a block of around 180 owner-occupied and rental housing units and a new pavilion. That will shift the street’s focus on education activities towards a mixture of housing, office space and schools, thus making the area much more dynamic. A final makeover, planned for 2016, will give the street a Zuidas-worthy look.’
CHARITY LOTTERIES COME TO ZUIDAS To accommodate its growing organization, Goede Doelen Loterijen is moving from Van Eeghenstraat to Zuidas. The charity lotteries company will be moving into the Winterthur premises on Prinses Irenestraat, on the corner of Beethovenstraat. Though the move is still two years down the road, Real Estate Project Leader Esther Wubben is already looking forward to the many benefits it will bring.
GERSHWIN BUILDS SENSE OF ZUIDAS COMMUNITY
‘The building really appeals to us, because we can give
Zuidas is coming into its own as a dynamic city district.
it a sustainable makeover. The skeleton and interior will
Construction is continuing apace. Among the new residential
basically remain the same, but it will get a new “shell” that
developments is Gershwin, comprising four residential blocks
reflects our corporate image and will be slightly elevated.
between Boelelaan and Gustav Mahlerlaan. According to
The great location and accessibility are also a big plus!’
Zuidas Development Office Works Project Leader Jorrit Meijer, the plans entail ‘several new tower blocks with owner-occupied and rental homes on Gustav Mahlerlaan, including publicsector rental units, so the area will cater for all target groups.
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has its own character’.
Robin Chadha, chief marketing officer at citizenM
One weekend only see a different side of Zuidas during Amsterdam Hotel Night Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris, London, Glasgow, New York – citizenM hotels are taking the world by storm. As the chain’s chief marketing officer, Robin Chadha is constantly working on innovating and modernizing the brand. He spoke to Hello Zuidas about the hotel chain’s expansion and ambitions, and about its participation in the 2015 Amsterdam Hotel Night. ‘It’s an event where residents can get a taste of a wide array of hotels throughout this city’, he enthusiastically explains. ‘We’ll be transforming our lobby that weekend to host a fabulous party. It’ll be the place to be!’ The Hotel Night is taking place in the weekend of
come, so they could also share their experiences with us. Our hotel
17-18 January and will be a big event for Zuidas.
is great for tourists, but even more so for business travellers.
Why did the hotel decide to take part? For several years now, we’ve had good connections with
Your father is Rattan Chadha, founder and former
Vincent van Dijk, who came up with the idea. He wrote a book
CEO of the Mexx clothing company and chairman
titled ‘Amsterdam Sleeps’, for which he spent every night in a
of the citizenM hotel chain. Have asked him to
different hotel in Amsterdam, 365 in all. In this book he listed his
personal experiences. Because he ultimately felt most at home
Definitely! We’re very close and I set great store by his opinion.
at citizenM, he subsequently spent more than six months living
He has good ideas, but our views do differ occasionally, of course.
at that hotel while completing his book. We also hosted the book
Sometimes he’s got a brilliant idea, other times the ideas come
launch. The whole idea behind the Hotel Night is to let residents
from me. This is a company where we all work together as a
get acquainted with hotels in Amsterdam – after all, how often
team and everyone’s an equal. We have meetings once a month,
do you book a hotel room in your own city? We liked the initiative
where we discuss everything, down to the smallest of details.
and have thrown ourselves into it.
Currently, we’re focusing on stimulating the senses. At this stage everything looks well-presented and engaging, but we also want
Why is it important that hotels in Zuidas take part
to develop a recognizable aromatic and auditory experience.
in this event?
We’ve already launched a sonic identity and now we’re working
I think it’s important that every hotel in Amsterdam takes part.
out the fragrance. Innovation is crucial for citizenM.
The weekend will give locals a chance to experience what the city has to offer hotel-wise, and at a great price too. Besides
This hotel opened in Zuidas in 2009. Do you see
accommodation, lots of hotels are also organizing special
more Zuidas professionals here, or are you more
activities in honour of the occasion. We’ve teamed up with
focused on tourists?
Music Discovery to host a 22TRACKS party in the lobby of
It’s a mix of both. The majority of our guests are here on
citizenM, with various Amsterdam DJ’s coming to spin for us.
business, but we also get couples and people of all ages.
It will be an amazing evening of great beats, bites and cocktails!
Basically, our target group is very diverse, but that’s also what makes citizenM so great. People feel comfortable coming in,
Who do you expect will come to citizenM on Hotel
and of course everyone is welcome. That said, I’d estimate 75%
Night? Lots of Amsterdam natives?
stay here for work and 25% are here on holiday. Obviously, this
Obviously we can’t know in advance, but we’re hoping for a good
varies, depending of the location one’s at. At an airport, say,
mix of people. I’d love it if a few of our Zuidas colleagues were to
your target group is different from the one in the city centre.
Text Romy Lange & Anouk van Dijk | Photography Jalisa Oudenaarde
The chain has hotels in Amsterdam, Rotterdam,
or just sit down to read a good book. We want to ensure that
London, Glasgow, New York and Paris. Are there plans
everything is as comfortable as possible for today’s traveller.
for further expansion? What’s the ultimate objective? We certainly have plans to expand. The objective is to create a
What role does Hello Zuidas play for citizenM?
brand that people recognize the world over. At the moment we
I think it’s great that we have this magazine and besides, I feel
have seven hotels, plus eight in the works, with another three
it’s so important for Zuidas – it really feeds into the sense of
to open in London, three in Paris, one in New York and two in
a Zuidas community. There are so many different companies
Asia. We’re currently weighing up the options for Hong Kong,
and people here, and they all want to feel connected with each
Shanghai and Beijing. Plus, we’re looking to expand towards
other. Hello Zuidas achieves just that. I love the magazine and
North America. Cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston,
think it’s fulfilling a crucial need.
Washington and Miami are all interesting markets for us. By 2017, we aim to have 15 hotels in operation. But we’d rather not be pinned down on definite numbers, as you never know
Amsterdam Hotel Night
what opportunities the future may hold. We’re looking for a
The Amsterdam Hotel Night is taking place over the weekend of
model for rapid growth. With Mexx, we opened one shop a
17-18 January, when a myriad of Amsterdam hotels will be opening
week. Things progress a bit slower in the hotel business –
their doors and offering great discounts on rooms. What’s more,
there are so many factors involved! 2014 was a very good
all weekend, many hotels will be organizing special events. If you’re
year for us. With citizenM’s opening in Rotterdam, New York
keen to experience the city from a fresh perspective, book a stay
and Paris, we’ve every reason to be proud.
in one of the many hotels taking part in the Amsterdam Hotel Night. With special rates to tempt you to take a mini-holiday close
What sets this hotel apart?
to home, there is also a wide range of special creative, cultural
CitizenM is different because we’re developers; we own the
and culinary activities to enjoy from Saturday through Sunday
property and we manage the hotels ourselves. At most hotels,
afternoon. Many of the participating hotels will be featuring
these two elements are separate from each other. Our vision
dinners, followed by rooftop terrace parties, chic suite parties
makes things more complicated sometimes, but it also gives us
and cocktail parties. Or how about visiting a special organic
the freedom to grow faster and tap into opportunities. And the
evening market? On Sunday, the programme includes yoga
difference for guests is that we work to make them feel at home.
classes and brunches.
That’s a missing ingredient in lots of hotels. Plus, we’re very
For tickets to the citizenM party and full details,
flexible. If you’re jet-lagged and want breakfast at 10pm, it’s no
visit the website: www.amsterdamsehotelnacht.nl.
problem. Our lobby also offers a cosy spot to get some work done
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ATRIUM EXPANSION MAY SPAN 25,000 M2 ZUIDAS - It turns out that the municipal zoning plan
GELDERLANDPLEIN SHOPS RENEW LEASE AGREEMENTS
for the Atrium expansion provides not for 20,000 m2,
ZUIDAS - Owner Kroonenberg Groep has sealed new
but 25,000 m . According to the municipality of
long-term lease agreements with retailers Pauw, Lincherie
Amsterdam, the zoning plan currently being
and Ruby for spaces at the Gelderlandplein shopping centre
hammered out, incorporates adequate legal
at the south end of Zuidas. The shopping centre is currently
provisions for the existing Atrium complex and car park, plus new developments including a 25,000 m office expansion and catering and retail spaces totalling a maximum of 5,000 m . 2
undergoing a radical facelift, for which Kroonenberg Groep 2
has teamed up with Multi Vastgoed and design firm Rijnboutt, with work now well into Phase 2.
ZUIDAS - Schiphol has revealed it will be building not just
PEVA VASTGOED DEVELOPING 3 OFFICE PAVILIONS ON FREDERIK ROESKESTRAAT IN ZUIDAS
one new pier, but three. According to airport President &
ZUIDAS - Project developer Peva Vastgoed and the
CEO Jos Nijhuis, there is space for two further piers with
Amsterdam Municipal Zuidas Development Office
ten aircraft stands each, in addition to the new South
have signed a long-term lease for the development of
Terminal. On top of the â‚Ź 500 million being invested in the
three separate office pavilions on Frederik
South Terminal, Schiphol will be putting a similar amount
Roeskestraat. Telesto is a new-build project totalling
into the expansion of its existing piers and terminals.
1,955 m2 LFA, divided across three separate office
The new piers will be built at the current site of cargo
pavilions that will be connected by an underground car
handling operations, with cargo flights slated to move to
park. Frederik Roeskestraat is on the northwest end of
Zuidas, between Amstel-veenseweg and the law
SCHIPHOL PRESENTS PLANS TO BUILD THREE NEW PIERS
courts, and bordered by the A10 motorway to the south. The project feeds into a wider quality impetus
AGREEMENT REACHED ON ZUIDAS HIGH-RISE RULES
which is being repurposed with a mixture of housing,
ZUIDAS - The national government and Amsterdam
office space, schools, services and amenities.
for the street, known as the green lung of Zuidas,
metro region have reached agreement on the new Airport Planning Decree, removing the threat of high-rise building restrictions for Zuidas. Provided the municipal council approves the agreement, all building projects within the Zuidas spatial high-rise building framework will be exempted from further assessment for compliance with the new Decree. According to Nul20, this will serve to secure the future development of Zuidas.
Photography Michel Kievits
Got a minute? How do you travel to Zuidas? By bike, car or public
transport? And why? Is driving really all that convenient, or would cycling to work actually save time? Hello Zuidas wants to find out what made you choose your preferred mode of commuting. We’ll be using this information to design further mobility solutions keyed to the travel habits of Zuidas commuters, in order to maximize area accessibility. We took to the streets to put the question to you.
DIANNE PRINS (35), WORKS AT ABN AMRO ‘Since I live only ten minutes away, I always cycle to work. Cycling means I don’t have to worry about anything, and the route is good too. Parking is never a problem, though I have a feeling I always arrive just in time. When it’s raining, cycling is less pleasant, in which case I’ll walk. I never travel by public transport.
MARCEL BROUWER (45) & AALT LEUSINK (58) BOTH WORK AT BANK OF TOKYO Aalt: ‘We both come to work by train. I travel from Punthorst, which is two hours by train, but I always have something with me to keep me occupied during the trip.’ Marcel: ‘I live in Almere, which is 50 minutes by train. Commuting by train is convenient, as you don’t have to deal with traffic queues and parking, which is too expensive anyway. It’s also great that the station is on my office doorstep, so I can walk to work. Sure, there’ll disruptions every now and then, but in general it’s not that bad.’
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MOBILITY CHARLOTTE VERBRAAK (24), WORKS AT CBRE ‘Every day, I take the train from Utrecht to Amsterdam Zuid station. It’s a good connection and the commute takes only twenty minutes. As I live close to the station in Utrecht, this is perfect for me. I have tried driving in, but instead of twenty minutes it takes me two whole hours. It’s gridlock all the way! So commuting by car is simply a no-go for me.’
ERIK PRANGER (51), WORKS AT ABN AMRO & CATHARINA SINKE (56), WORKS AT ERNST & YOUNG Catharina: ‘We both go to work by public transport. I live in Amsterdam, so I take the bus or the metro. Driving might be slightly faster, but I don’t want to travel by car. I prefer the bus to the metro, as the metro tends to be so crowded. Cycling would probably be quite OK too.’ Erik: ‘I live in Alkmaar and take the train and metro into Zuidas every day. Driving would be a faster way to travel for me too, but I’d only drive to work if I had a lease car, which I don’t.’
SJORS LOEFFEN (28), SECONDED BY PWC TO A CLIENT AT WTC AMSTERDAM ‘I often have to visit clients for my work, which makes it convenient for me to take the car. As I live in Utrecht, I can get here in half an hour if I leave early. You do have to get in before the rush hour, otherwise you’re stuck. I could take the train too, if I wanted to, but I prefer the comfort of my car. Though I have to admit, I’ve never actually tried taking the train.’
DAAN KRAMER SCHIPPERS (28), WORKS AT INDEPENDIUM ‘I live in Amsterdam and travel to work by metro, which works best for me. I’ll take the car occasionally, but that means sitting in traffic jams and hunting for a parking space. The metro is fast and easy. It can be crowded, but in that case I’ll just wait for the next one. I live in the north of Amsterdam, wich is too far off to cycle to work, and impractical into the bargain, because I have to cross by ferry.
Text Romy Lange & Anouk van Dijk | Photography Wouter van Ierssel
Available Retail, F&B and
Services Spaces @ Zuidas I have been the manager for Retail, F&B and Services here in Zuidas since 2014.My job involves assisting business owners who want to relocate to Zuidas and helping rental property owners and agents to find suitable commercial tenants who also meet local needs. This area has changed vastly over the last few years. From having just one restaurant, Zuidas has since become a bona fide culinary hotspot. And yet there is so much more to come. The residential market has exploded, and with the opening of Amsterdam EXPO and various schools and training centres, the area currently attracts a bigger mix of people than just the regular crowd with suits and briefcases. Besides 25 restaurants and cafés, we now have multiple sports and wellness facilities, dentists, clothing shops for men and women and all sorts of other retailers. Are you a specialist retailer and interested in doing business in Zuidas? You can find a full listing of all available commercial spaces on: www.amsterdam.nl/zuidas.
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A fresh start Every day, some 40,000 souls make their way from rail
Observe the comings and goings in the station of any southern
platform 1 or 2 to their desks and back. Heads bowed over the
European business district and you may notice a distinctly
black tips of our polished shoes or gazes locked on the infinite
different pace at the start and end of the day. Chatting groups
stretch of track, we try to act as if we’re not actually sprinting
drift towards the platforms. Are people in those countries less
for the train; spurred on – possibly – by a mix of aversion for
concerned with the punctuality of trains? Perhaps they simply
authority and longing for the comforts of home?
count on their being delayed. After all, so are they.
When witnessing the great hoards exiting the station in the
At Zuidas, by contrast, there’s a single dominant pace.
first weeks of the new year, you’d almost think they must all be
The Zuidas Run isn’t just an once-yearly event. We’re all
riding the energy that comes from starting something new.
running year-round, and at championship level. From the
A new year, a fresh start. All target counters are back to zero.
platform to our desks, from one meeting, one client, one phone
All ambitions are once more Zuidas-sky high. For a brief
call to the next, from ‘hello’ to ‘goodbye’ and from our desks back
moment, we’re all allowed a clean slate. As though past
to the platform. Year by year, Zuidas grows more comfortable
deceptions and results no longer matter. But despite all
and familiar. Until one day we simply shrug and say: It’s just
good intentions, that little extra mile we go on our recharged
batteries turns out to be just the standard extra mile needed to survive the new year in the competitive Zuidas arena.
Ruben van Zwieten (b. 1983) is a minister and the founder of De Nieuwe Poort on Claude Debussylaan – a café-restaurant, workspace, cultural and social enterprise all rolled into one. With a portfolio of fitness-for-the-spirit subscriptions for employers, he coaches Dutch executives in reflecting on their lives, work and involvement with society. Besides being a member of the Dutch banking code monitoring committee and a columnist for the Dutch financial daily Financieele Dagblad, he is also a popular speaker and event chair. Ruben is married and lives in Amsterdam.
Zuidasdok: a solid plan for a complex case The scale and components of the Zuidasdok project have gained definite shape. Substantial improvements have been made to the preferred solution chosen in 2012, which have now been submitted to the relevant regional and national authorities. Project director Hans Versteegen explains what’s in store. In June 2012, the Ministry of Infrastructure and the
procedure providing for the A10 expansion’, says Hans
Environment, the Amsterdam urban region, the province of
Versteegen. ‘And similarly on a municipal zoning plan for the
Noord-Holland and the municipality of Amsterdam – the four
public space and public transport station. In 2015, a draft plan
commissioning parties – decided on the preferred solution for
for the motorway, draft zoning plan and environmental impact
Zuidasdok, setting out the project scope in concrete terms.
assessment for the project will become available. We’ve also
‘We set straight to work on integrating this solution into
been laying the groundwork for the project procurement.
the spatial plans, including the central government planning
In 2015 we’ll be putting it out to tender and conducting
the selection procedure with building contractors. The project
with a bicycle park wasn’t part of the initial plan either.
will then be awarded to the party with the best offer in 2016.’
All of these elements add value.’
Zuidasdok is being developed with a view to capacity require-
‘The current plan surpasses what we had two years ago.
ments in 2030. At the time this plan was chosen, there was
That’s all thanks to excellent collaboration between all the parties
still uncertainty surrounding the robustness of the public
involved. Claiming more space for infrastructure means you’re
transport station and, subsequently, the road network
left with less for other functions, and vice versa. Where there are
capacity. ‘New forecasts signalled a sharp rise in public
diverging interests at stake, everyone has to
transport users and 30% more motorists than accounted for
be willing to make concessions. And we’ve
in the plan’, Versteegen explains. It was therefore decided to
succeeded. The result is a solid plan for a
have the new Amstelveen line terminate at Amsterdam
complex case’, Versteegen concludes.
Zuid station. ‘We’ve dealt with these issues as they come up, without having any extra funds set aside to do so.’ One spatial solution is the construction of the Britten passage,
The aim of the Zuidasdok project is to maximize car and public
a north-south walkway that keeps the station more compact
transport access to Zuidas and the northern Randstad area.
and simplifies transfers between the Amstelveen and
Sections of the A10 motorway will be widened and moved
North/South lines. ‘We’ve also been working with the NS
underground and Amsterdam Zuid station will be upgraded to
on a plan to widen the Minerva passage and to add good
serve as a future-proof public transport hub for train, tram, bus and
cross-district connections, which many parties in Zuidas
metro services. Zuidasdok feeds into the continued development
have been pushing for.’ To accommodate heavier road traffic,
of Zuidas as a prime residential, working and recreational
additional lanes can be created along the A10 for local traffic.
location. For further information, visit www.zuidasdok.nl
‘The present solution for the redesign of Gustav Mahlerplein
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2015 TO BE YEAR OF THE BUSINESS CAR
FAIR BANK GUIDE GOES INTERNATIONAL
ZUIDAS - This year’s automotive market is pegged to be
ZUIDAS - The Fair Bank Guide, a Dutch initiative that
driven by business buyers, according to ABN AMRO’s
scores banks on their social and sustainability policies
Autoretail sector forecast,which was published in
and behaviour, is expanding beyond Dutch borders.
December 2014. The forecast presumes that the large
From this year, it will enlarge its focus to include
fleet of lease cars purchased in 2011 and 2012 will be up
banks in Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, France, Sweden and
for replacement over the next two years.
Belgium. The expansion was announced in a brochure issued on the occasion of the organization’s 50th anniversary and has been made possible with support from a Swedish development agency.
BIG FOUR: TAX RAW MATERIALS, NOT LABOUR
EMPLOYERS TACKLE WORK STRESS
ZUIDAS - In a recent report, the tax world’s ‘Big Four’ of
developing preventive policies to reduce excessive
PwC, EY, Deloitte and KPMG warn that high taxes on labour
work stress and forestall the risk of burnouts.
are making it tempting for companies to automate and
A survey by this magazine revealed that many AEX
robotize processes, whilst low levies on raw materials are
companies are starting to take an active interest in
leading to pollution and waste, even where materials are
employee health, in response to the skyrocketing costs
scarce. Flipping the balance could be an impetus for both
of sick leave connected with psychological complaints.
sustainability and employment, marking a key step on the
New regulations mean employers are now more likely
road to a circular economy in which goods are reused
to have to foot the bill for such leave. At the same time,
wherever possible. The report was presented to represen-
there is a growing awareness in company board-rooms,
tatives of the European Commission, multinationals and
that intervention is essential to ensure the long-term
Sustainability Director Koen de Snoo at the Ministry for
employability of staff in the aftermath of six years of
Infrastructure & the Environment in The Hague in
crisis and countless efficiency measures. Leading
companies, including Heineken, Accenture, ASML,
ZUIDAS - More and more large companies are
Shell, EY and automotive importer Pon, have all expanded their staff with full-time ‘health managers’,
HOURLY LABOUR COSTS AVERAGE € 33
tasked with medical examinations and helping
ZUIDAS - For each hour of work, Dutch employers pay out
employees to modify their lifestyles through
an average of € 33.10 in labour costs. This spans all expenses
participation in sports and a healthier diet.
related to having personnel in employment, including wages, national insurance contributions, overtime and severance pay, holiday pay, paid sick leave and holiday leave and training costs. Statistics Netherlands used figures from 2012 to arrive at this average, though differences between sectors are substantial. Labour costs are the highest in the mining industry, where the average is € 58.20 per worked hour, owing chiefly to relatively high wages, with employees averaging a gross hourly pay of € 36.40. This is 70% higher than the average hourly pay of € 21.20 across all sectors. Special bonuses further comprise 17% of labour costs, compared to the national average of 10%.
Photography Ingrid Arnou
YOUR NH HOTEL NEAR ZUIDAS HAS A NEW NAME: NH AMSTERDAM ZUID What doesnâ€™t change is our commitment to connect to your needs. Therefore, you can continue to count on the services you have become accustomed to, such as a shuttle service between NH Amsterdam Zuid and Zuidas, wonderful beds, excellent breakfast, and free Wi-Fi. For reservations: +31 (0)20 70 18 042 Over 375 hotels in 28 countries
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Oya Yavuz en Frauke Groenevelt
Zuidas parents can count on Oya’s Childcare
Stimulating children’s development, making parents’ lives easier and qualified staff are three core values at Oya’s Childcare. Founders Oya Yavuz and Frauke Groenevelt both decided to trade in their briefcases and open a day care centre in Zuidas. Catering for parents with busy schedules, they have opted for a flexible approach and lots of personal attention for the children. ‘It‘s not easy to combine a career with high quality childcare, as we know from first-hand experience. But now we’ve filled in that gap.’
QUALITY TIME FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN
business trip or need to work a night shift, they can count on us
‘Everyone wants what’s best for their little ones, and if you have
as well. If need be, we take care of their children 24/7.’
to rely on a daycare centre, it’s absolutely crucial that it feels right and safe’, Oya explains. Frauke chimes in, ‘We missed that
DEVELOPMENT AND ADDITIONAL SERVICES
when our own children were in day-care and so we decided
‘We’ve set up a whole range of programmes, involving
we could do better’. Oya: ‘By offering flexible hours, expert
music, language and creativity to encourage the children’s
supervision over developing children and by freeing up parents
development’, Frauke says. ‘On our web portal, parents can
so they can spend more time with their children, we are able to
check out the daily programme and see photos of their children
make a difference in their lives.’
throughout the day’, Oya explains. ‘Parents love it, and it enables them to get a complete picture of everything that’s
‘It‘s not easy to have a career without fully flexible childcare’
happening in their child’s life at that moment.’ ‘Beyond that, parents can also make use of our digital portal to communicate with us at any moment in time and make last minute changes to their childcare needs. We can take care of these things, which is
a blessing for parents’, Frauke adds.
‘We noticed that lots of day-care centres usually close their doors by early evening’, Oya says. ‘But if you’re a parent
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working at a law office in Zuidas, that can be tough one to
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if parents have to work late, we’re set up to help out in any
way we can.’ Frauke continues, ‘Plus, if parents have to go on a
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Klaas de Boer, Lucille Werner, Eberhard van der Laan & Henk Schiffmacher.
Business Walk of Fame In early December, Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan, TV presenter Lucille Werner and Zuidas Amsterdam Development Office Director Klaas de Boer came together in Zuidas to present the Business Walk of Fame Awards. The Business Walk of Fame is a promenade of paving stones along Claude Debussylaan, featuring stars for employers who have opened up jobs for people with a disability. The stones were designed by the Netherlands’ leading tattoo artist, Henk Schiffmacher.
MAYOR EBERHARD VAN DER LAAN ENDORSES PROJECT
THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES WERE HONOURED WITH A STAR ON THE BUSINESS WALK OF FAME
In his speech at the unveiling ceremony, the mayor expressed
Most accessible employer, large company
his admiration for the project: ‘Lucille, you have encouraged
Nominees: Beter/ABN AMRO, Leaseplan and Shell Nederland
businesses to open up access to the job market, and for that
Winner: Leaseplan Nederland
I would like to extend a massive compliment. This project has
Most accessible employer, SME
the potential to snowball and is certain to be a great success!’
Nominees: De Verbinding, Imotions and Bouwhuis Tuinen Winner: Imotions BV
ZUIDAS WELCOMES BUSINESS WALK OF FAME
Klaas de Boer also expressed his delight with the initiative.
Nominees: IBM, Tence inzetbureau and UMC Utrecht
‘We’re so pleased that Zuidas was chosen to be the location
Winner: UMC Utrecht
for the Business Walk of Fame. There are some 700 companies
based here, and they’re really starting to gel into a community.
Nominees: Tax and Customs Administration Apeldoorn,
Claude Debussylaan is long enough to accommodate plenty
DSM and Ziggo
more stars over the years ahead!’
Text Romy Lange | Photography Jalisa Oudenaarde
Harry Vlaardingerbroek & Tim Sluiter
Deloitte’s new Amsterdam office among the most sustainable buildings worldwide This past November, Deloitte and the Amsterdam branch of AKD relocated to a new office building in Amsterdam’s Zuidas district. Named ‘The Edge’ on account of its distinctive contours, it has been nominated as the world’s most sustainable building. Hello Zuidas sat down with Harry Vlaardingerbroek, senior manager in charge of company real estate policy at Deloitte, and Tim Sluiter, project manager The Edge.
MERGING TWO AMSTERDAM OFFICES
which is considerably more than the 700 m2 we had in Sloterdijk,
‘The chief incentive for this relocation came from the merger
and as a consequence, teams will no longer have to divide
of our two Amsterdam branches, in Sloterdijk and Amstelveen’,
themselves over different floors.’
explains Vlaardingerbroek. ‘At The Edge, we’ve been able to bring 2,100 employees together under one roof. This will really
help to boost collaboration both within and across our various
When Deloitte decided to relocate in 2005, it didn’t take long
teams. The new premises has floor areas of 2,500 to 4,000 m , 2
for the company to settle its choice on Zuidas. ‘Zuidas is the
Netherlands’ “Financial Mile”, Sluiter explains. ‘Many of our
‘thus avoiding the need for electric heating. And all of the office
customers are also established here. Accessibility was also a key
spaces are fitted with LED lighting. Plus, in each room, staff can
factor: our new office is easy to reach by train, car, metro and tram.’
regulate the temperature and light by themselves. Finally, we have
In addition, The Edge is situated near VU University Amsterdam.
sensors to make sure that the lights and heating are switched off
‘That was a conscious decision as well’, says Vlaardingerbroek.
or turned down automatically when there’s no one there.’
‘We work closely with VU in various domains. Plus, the area around VU is undergoing massive development. There’s still
a lot set to happen in this corner of Zuidas.’
‘The well-being of our staff is one of our top priorities. That’s a facet of sustainability too’, Sluiter emphasizes.
‘The new building is keyed to interaction and collaboration.
‘Right from the onset of this project, sustainability was a major
It is intended to be a building with lots of daylight and open
priority’, Sluiter says. ‘What’s more, as the project progressed,
spaces, where people may feel at home. Judging from the
everyone involved became increasingly obsessed about it.
initial feedback we got since the relocation, we’ve achieved just
Ultimately, our excellent relationship with OVG Project-
that. We want The Edge to foster an activity-based approach
ontwikkeling and G&S Bouw enabled us to achieve not only
towards working. Instead of having a fixed desk, each day
our initial target of a BREEAM Excellent certificate, but also
employees select where-ever they want to work, based on what
the promise of a BREEAM Outstanding certificate, which we’ll
they’ll be doing. They can choose from single-person offices,
be receiving shortly. And that makes The Edge the most
team rooms, various meeting and conference rooms,
sustainable building in the world.’ During the making of this
as well as lounge areas.’
issue, it became apparent that the Edge had indeed won the desired BREEAM certificate mentioned above. Deloitte – Amsterdam office Vlaardingerbroek continues, ‘The Edge is sustainable in all
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respects, including location. The large north-facing glass atrium
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provides lots of daylight, even in winter’– but never too much.’
Solar panels have been installed on the building’s south side.
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‘The atrium is heated with air from the offices,’ Sluiter adds,
Text Sanne Offringa | Photography Jalisa Oudenaarde & Ronald Tilleman
Agenda Zuidas Amsterdam
DAILY Giants of the Ice Age now open! Come face to face with a mammoth and discover the fascinating world of Ice Age humans. Now on view at Amsterdam EXPO: the largest travelling exhibition ever created about the Ice Age:Giants of the Ice Age. Location: Gustav Mahlerlaan 24 For ticket sales and info, see www.amsterdamexpo.nl.
EVERY SUNDAY Restaurant As Every Sunday from 12 noon until 9pm, we present a special menu featuring salad, soup, pasta, wood-fired pizza, a regional dish, Dutch cheeses and cake.
THURSDAY, 8 JANUARY New Year’s toast WTC Conference Center 4.30pm - 7.30pm On 8 January, the WTC Amsterdam Business Club will be toasting the new year, with guest speaker Professor Bas ter Weel from the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB) presenting forecasts and expectations for the new year. To register, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVERY FIRST MONDAY OF THE MONTH The Basket Pubquiz Join us every first Monday of the month for the Basket Pubquiz! Suspect you may be VU’s next Einstein? Register your team (5 max.) now and show your stuff! Send us your team name, captain’s name and number of team members, and we’ll send you a rundown of the quiz programme. On quiz nights, we also serve a special Pubquiz dish for € 8.50. Any questions? Phone us on: +31(0)20 205 0966 or send an email to: email@example.com. Space is limited, so don’t wait: fill out the form on this page and join us for a chance to win great prizes!
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
THURSDAY, 8 JANUARY
9-course Supper & Sound Tasting menu Het Bosch Every Friday and Saturday Het Bosch serves a 9-course Supper & Sound ‘Tasting Menu’ priced around € 65 per person. Enjoy a special menu selected by our Master Chef Willem Pieter van Dreumel and sommelier Danny van Houten, accompanied by the soulful stylings of DJ Ike Sofunky for a perfect evening. For reservations, visit: www.hetbosch.com
Young Financials Dialogen De Nieuwe Poort This discussion series for and by a new generation of finance professionals is aimed at translating core values into concrete actions. Keynote speaker for the evening will be Piet Hein Donner, vice-president of the Council of State. Admission is free of charge. For details and to register, phone: +31(0)20 337 6919 or send an email to: www.denieuwepoort.org.
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2015 Next magazine will be published @ 2nd of March. Send your agenda to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 26th of January.
WEDNESDAY, 21 JANUARY
THURSDAY, 15 JANUARY Lifestyle Business Event Fitch & Shui WTC 5pm - 9pm Get the new year off to a great start and come to the Lifestyle Business Event on 15 January at Fitch & Shui in WTC. Expand you network and meet fellow business owners with a passion for lifestyle, beauty, fashion, PR and media. Admission: Early bird: € 10,- incl. goodie bag / Presale: € 15,- via: www.lifestylebusinessclub.com.
Alumni New Year’scelebration Rotterdam School of Management 5pm Join your alma mater and fellow alumni in toasting the New Year! In 2015, the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University is celebrating its 45th anniversary – with 45 years of teaching business administration in the Netherlands. Dean Steef van de Velde and the Alumni Relations team look forward to greeting you in person. There will be a cash bar at The College Hotel. For further info, send an email to: Irene Kroon at email@example.com.
MONDAY, 26 JANUARY VU Orchestra concert Concertgebouw Amsterdam 8.15pm The VU Orchestra will be playing Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 in A minor (Tragic Symphony).
FRIDAY, 23 JANUARY
MONDAY, 19 JANUARY ARTZUID 2015 information evening De Nieuwe Poort (Claude Debussylaan 2-8) 6pm - 8pm ARTZUID is a popular biennial international sculpture route that brings the streets of Amsterdam’s Zuid district to life. ARTZUID will be back in 2015, from 22 May through 22 September. Interested in being part of a high-powered professional network, building name-recognition and marketing directly to a huge number of visitors? Come to the information evening to learn more!
Spotlight on ZuidasDok Huis van de Wijk café, MFC Binnenhof, A.J. Ernstraat 112 6pm - 9.30pm With the draft ZuidasDok Master Plan up before the municipal council in 2014, the residents’ platform has invited ZuidasDok Site Manager Martijn Overmulder to present the Master Plan to area residents. He will tell us when key political decisions will be made, talk about the environmental impact assessment procedure and explain how residents and partners will be involved. Join us at 6pm for bowls of traditional pea soup and rolls. Reservations recommended as places are limited. Send an email to: bpz@wocbuitenveldert, or phone: +31(0)20 644 9936.
THURSDAY, 29 JANUARY Green Business Challenge 2nd edition kick-off Young professionals, ranging from lawyers to consultants and from bankers to project developers, are taking the challenge to put their sustainable ideals to work in Zuidas. During the initial training days, the group will work on formulating a mission. At the end of these two days, the teams will have a clear outline of their project and the impact they want to achieve over the next four months. Each team will be supervised by a coach. Following the official kick-off, they’ll get to work!
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THURSDAY, 29 JANUARY TO FRIDAY, 30 JANUARY Free Winter Course Duisenberg school of finance will be hosting a free Winter Course on 29 and 30 January 2015, with specialist ‘powerclasses’ on different aspects of finance. Interested in further specializing your knowledge by studying at Duisenberg school of finance? Find out about what we have to offer and sign up for our Winter Course on: www.dsf.nl.
THURSDAY, 5 FEBRUARY AND THURSDAY, 19 FEBRUARY Business English 9.30am - 4.30pm Do you want to ensure that your professional correspondence with international business contacts is accurate and professional? Join us for our two-day Business English course in February, designed specifically to improve your practical language skills. You will learn to recognize and avoid Dunglish, use effective politeness strategies and speak English more fluently. Find out more and register at www.taalcentrum-vu.nl/brush.
THURSDAY, 5 FEBRUARY Lecture by Michiel Nijhoff, library and information centre team leader Buitenveldert Library 120 years of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam: its history, its collection, its scandals and its famous directors. When the Stedelijk Museum opened its doors in 1895, it housed a diverse assortment of collections, from period rooms to weapons. So how did it evolve into the Stedelijk as we know it today – the Netherlands’ largest museum for modern and contemporary art and design? Take a trip through time, featuring eccentric directors, the odd scandal and spectacular acquisitions. Admission: € 5 / free for library card holders.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16 2015 Hello Zuidas Members Meeting (invitation only) Novotel Amsterdam City, Europaboulevard 3.30 - 5.30pm Through the support of its many members, Hello Zuidas will celebrate its third anniversary on February 16 in the Novotel with a meeting and drinks. During high tea, Hello Zuidas will present an update and forecast of its plans. Views on urban development of Zuidas play a key role on the agenda. We are interested in your opinion! Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, 12 FEBRUARY Young Financials Dialogen: Ambitious De Nieuwe Poort X Ambitious 4.30pm What do our customers want, how can we provide it and how should we create value for them? Introduction by Michiel Muller, quintessential Dutch entrepreneur (Tango, Route Mobiel) Admission: free www.denieuwepoort.org
Take a holiday in Zuidas during the Amsterdam Hotel Night.
Get cosy in Zuidas this winter, whether you fancy sipping hot cocoa at the festive ice-skating rink or in one of the spectacular boardrooms scattered around this office jungle. On this year’s Hotel Night on 17 January, you can see a whole new side of Zuidas.
AMSTERDAM HOTEL NIGHT The Hotel Night gives Amsterdam residents a chance to experience their city as a tourist – to see the places they live and work from a different angle, or to discover unknown urban parts. This marks the first year that Zuidas will also be taking part in this popular event. As well as offering special rates on a luxurious night’s sleep at the likes of Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South and citizenM Amsterdam, Zuidas will also be organizing an extensive holiday programme, spotlighting musical and culinary delights.
SATURDAY, 17 JANUARY 2015 Classical Tunes Various locations Mahler, Britten, Gershwin, Debussy, Schönberg and the Netherlands’ own Peter Schat have all given their names to Zuidas’ streets and squares. On this year’s Hotel Night, various boardrooms and model homes will provide the backdrop for special concerts. Uber will provide transport between locations. Reservations required. See amsterdamsehotelnacht.nl
HOTEL NIGHT DINNER Get your gourmet fix on the Hotel Night at Bolenius – named the best veg restaurant of 2015. With its modern, tasteful interior, the menu is a ‘New Amsterdam’ mix of local ingredients and classic herbs. Reservations required. See amsterdamsehotelnacht.nl
SKATING IN ZUIDAS Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South Strap on you skates at the Manhattan Winter Terrace! As part of the Hotel Night, Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South is opening an ice-skating rink where families can enjoy fun on the ice and sip hot cocoa or wine on its heated winter terrace.For times, see amsterdamsehotelnacht.nl.
22TRACKS | AMSTERDAM NIGHT LOUNGE citizenM Amsterdam City Dance the night away at citizenM’s. The trendsetting hotel has teamed up with Music Discovery Service to organize 22TRACKS – an evening filled with smooth beats by Amsterdam’s top DJs, delicious bites and sublime cocktails. Cap your sunny Zuidas holiday in style! For the full programme, reservations and tickets, see amsterdamsehotelnacht.nl.
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In search of an even more accessible Zuidas
From 24 to 28 November 2014, Zuidas celebrated Sustainable Mobility Week, with a wide range of activities designed to encourage ‘Smart Travel’ among Zuidas employers and employees. The Smart Travel programme centres on getting people to travel outside rush hours and to opt for public transport or the bike whenever possible, with the objective of keeping Zuidas accessible and making maximum use of the local infrastructure and parking capacity. On 25 November, Zuidas hosted the Smart Travel 2014 -> 2040 symposium in honour of Sustainable Mobility Week.
SMART TRAVEL SYMPOSIUM YIELDS NEW INSIGHTS
ABN AMRO’s standard scheme provides employees with
Held at WTC Amsterdam, the symposium offered Zuidas
their travel expenses, while Accenture has a plan that
employers the opportunity to get acquainted with and to discuss
enables employees to choose the way they want to travel
ways to foster sustainable mobility. The symposium was set
to work on a quarterly basis. The company adjusts their
up to get companies established at Zuidas to encourage their
an annual public transport pass, instead of reimbursing
employees to commute by bike and/or public transport as much as possible. As well as providing inspiration, the symposium
The afternoon session focused on building a vision for Zuidas
promoted various activities scheduled for the following week.
mobility in 2040. According to Erik Verhoef of VU University Amsterdam, concepts like rush hour avoidance could work very
Speakers from leading companies such as ABN AMRO and
well in the Netherlands, provided the remuneration model be
Accenture offered examples of how to introduce sustainable
adapted to make it possible to trade rights to drive during rush
mobility schemes within an organization. For example,
hour. According to Geert Kloppenburg of Urgenda, a transition
Jan Bert Dijkstra
Olivier Otten, Ron Hofman & Frans Loman
will be crucial to achieving smart travel by 2040. But, he added,
to work. WTC Amsterdam Managing Director Christiaan Huijg
that transition is already well underway.
set the example by leaving his car at home for the week and opting for the train instead. ‘My experiences in taking public
Between sessions, mobility service providers and Zuidas-based
transport from the north of Holland haven’t always been great,
businesses had a chance to get acquainted during speed dating
so I’d like to see how it will work out over a longer period.
sessions and the information fair. For NS Business Card and
I’m ready to be pleasantly surprised.’
Bough Bike, it was the perfect opportunity to do business. The world’s first wooden electronic bike – the E-Bough Bike, designed by Jan Gunneweg – garnered plenty of interest, as did other mobility products and activities, such as a discount
Amsterdam businesses and
offer for new Audi/Greenwheels Shared Fleet members and
municipalities take the initiative
the launch of the Electric Taxi Challenge, spurring Zuidas
The symposium and Sustainable Mobility
employers to choose electric taxis.
Week were jointly organized by the Zuidas Accessibility Task Force (VU University Amsterdam, WTC Amsterdam,
SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY WEEK
ORAM and the municipality of Amsterdam), Hello Zuidas
The Sustainable Mobility Week was organized to encourage
and the Green Business Club.
people working at Zuidas to change the way they commute
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A quick lap through Central Park in the heart of Zuidas Need to get back in shape after the holidays? Zuidas’ own Clubsportive is a luxury fitness club that positively makes you long to get back in shape. Hello Zuidas met General Manager Joren Huijten in the club’s welcoming lounge.
QUALITY ‘Quality is our catchphrase’, Joren says. ‘All our
of the power of positive energy. ‘Our staff play a key
equipment comes from Technogym, which is
role’, Joren continues. ‘They create an atmosphere
the most exclusive brand around.’ With a spring
where everyone feels totally comfortable.’
in his step, he guides us to the cardio machines. They feature built-in screens, so besides watching
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TV, you can make use of various apps and check
Clubsportive keeps up with all the latest fitness
your email and Facebook page, and to top it all
trends. ‘Currently, that includes Insanity and H.I.I.T.,
off, you could also open a programme that has
both of which centre on high-impact interval training
you pounding the pavement of a far-off cityscape.
and are hugely popular. Naturally, we offer them
In the blink of an eye, you could be doing laps
both. But we also have hot yoga and pilates,
through Central Park, right here in Zuidas.
for example, with a great space for classes.’ Clubsportive’s quick lunchtime sessions are another
‘Obviously, the most important thing is to improve the vitality of your employees’
feature, offering a great way to make good on your fitness resolutions during your lunch break.
COMPANY BENEFITS According to Joren, employers realize the value of having a fit workforce: clear and energetic
EVERY BODY HAS A STORY
minds, less illness, higher productivity and greater
‘Our club encourages everyone to strive for their
ability to cope with stress, not to mention upbeat
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personal fitness goals’, Joren explains. ‘That’s why
attitudes and a positive working environment!
our slogan reads “Every body has a story”.
Clubsportive offers attractive discounts for
Whether you’re 16 or 85, slim or portly, petite or
company memberships, on top of the tax benefits.
tall, whether you’re a die-hard or you haven’t hit the
Countless studies have shown that company
gym in years, we’re here to put you on track to getting
fitness programmes result in healthier employees.
a healthy physique.’ Clubsportive is a firm advocate
And what employer wouldn’t want that?
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On 15 October Dennis van de Water (b. 1984) won the Rooilijn photography competition at Pakhuis de Zwijger. Rooilijn had issued a call for young photographers to aim their lenses on Zuidas. As a freelance photographer, Dennis van de Water's images revolve around his job at Cyclotron VU, a radiopharmacy company based at the VU University Amsterdam campus in Zuidas. He often takes his camera along to shoot photos in the mornings after finishing his night shift or on breaks during the night. https://dvdwphotography.wordpress.com
Together, we make this area come alive Hello Zuidas would like to thank all the members who have contributed towards turning Zuidas into a vibrant place during 2014. In close cooperation with these partners, weâ€™ve been able to organize
a dynamic mix of music events, art exhibitions, sports activities, events with culinary delights, as well as cultural and social projects. Your feedback on these programmes is always appreciated. In the year ahead, we will see the return of a number of familiar events, alongside new projects such as the Amsterdam Hotel Night and the Tulip Festival. On page 41 you can find a list with a few of major events coming to Zuidas in 2015. Mark the dates in your diary and get ready for another dynamic year!
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Selection of events in Zuidas in 2015 Amsterdam Hotel Night: 17-18 January Open Tower Day: March 2015 Amsterdam Tulip Festival: 17 April - 5 May
ArtZuid: 22 May - 22 September ZuidasRun: 21 June Zuidas Cuisine & Concert meets Summerfest: 26 June Grachtenfestival Amsterdam: 14-23 August On The Roof Film Festival: Early September Members who organize activities year-round All hotels and restaurants! Amsterdam EXPO, see www.amsterdamexpo.nl De Nieuwe Poort, seewww.denieuwepoort.org Zuidas Green Business Club, see www.greenbusinessclub.nl Amsterdamse Bos, see www.amsterdamsebos.nl ASEGA Media and NGAGE, see www.hellozuidas.com Friends of Beatrixpark, see www.vriendenbeatrixpark.nl
Zuidas Amsterdam Development Office, see www.amsterdam.nl/zuidas Sportas, see www.sportas-amsterdam.nl Amsterdam Zuid district, see www.zuid.amsterdam.nl Many thanks and let’s meet again in 2015!
EVERY BODY HAS A STORY
Michael Berendsen, Jouke Baaima, Christiaan Huijg & Evert Middelbeek
Iris Collewijn, Renske de Wijs & Clarissa Werst
Ibrahim Deraz & Kirsten van den Hul
HELLO ZUIDAS END-OF-YEAR NETWORKING EVENT Thursday, 11 December from 5pm to 7.30pm @ Amsterdam EXPO • Around 150 guests attended the networking reception • Everyone had a chance to admire the Giants of the Ice Age exhibition • The reception venue was decked out in style • The networking event was a smashing success, with everyone enjoying the opportunity to chat and exchange business cards • The exhibition is open to the public and on view through 1 March Erik Delmee, Olivier Otten & Koos Hugen
Erik Maitimo, Rob Kuipers & Renny Kootstra
Ton Boon, Susanne de Roy van Zuidewijn, Barend de Roy van Zuidewijn & Monique Maarsen
Rakesh Mahabier & Michiel van Alfen
Gaitrie Goercharn, Aalt Leusink & Joost Goudsmit
Dorine van der Schalk & Jeroen de Roever
Rachel Imambaks & Eline Hoogendijk
Rudy de Vries & Nicole de Vries-Noach
Mark van Rijt & Dick Lussing
Photography Jalisa Oudenaarde
Nicole Turnhout – Ammerlaan & Bob Oostelbos
Maxwell Vaughan & Mark Boesveld
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SMART TRAVEL 2014 -> 2040 SYMPOSIUM Tuesday, 25 November from 10am to 3pm @ WTC Amsterdam • What can the Zuidas community do to improve accessibility? And what can be done to encourage the use of public transport and bikes? These were among the topics of the day. • The symposium was organized by the Zuidas Accessibility Task Force (ABN AMRO, Amsterdam RAI, VU, VUmc, WTC Amsterdam, ORAM, Goldstar BV and the Zuidas Development Office) in cooperation with Hello Zuidas and the Green Business Club Zuidas. • A key conclusion was that Zuidas must find alternatives to car use during rush hours, as it simply cannot accommodate any more cars and roads.
Josja van der Veer & Jan Bert Dijkstra
Jeroen Slot, Geert Kloppenburg & Erik Verhoef
Photography Wouter van Ierssel
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Talent in Zuidas
Dennis van de Water (b. 1984) won the Rooilijn photography competition at Pakhuis de Zwijger on 15 October. Rooilijn had issued a call for young photographers to aim their lenses on Zuidas. What strikes the photographerâ€™s eye whilst walking around Zuidas? And what mysteries lie waiting to be revealed?
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Webster University in Amsterdam and Leiden The renowned American Webster University has campuses around the world, from Vienna to Bangkok, and, from 1983, in Leiden. Webster University has another branch at Amsterdam WTC, offering an ideal solution for working professionals who want to add an international dimension to their career. Hello Zuidas met with Chrisoula Papadopoulou, Head of Webster University’s Department of Business & Management, and Jos Smit, Senior Business and Financial Analyst at Bredero Shaw and one of Webster University 2,000 (and counting) alumni.
ONLY ACCREDITED AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN THE NETHERLANDS
environment in which students become familiar with the customs
With a range of BA, BS, MA and MBA programmes, Webster
asset for our students if they go into international business’.
University the Netherlands is the only accredited American
Webster University offers professionals excellent preparation
university in the Netherlands, and furthermore boasts excellent
for the international corporate world. ‘Our alumni are not only
connections with American multinationals. Its highly flexible
incredibly talented, but also have the flexibility to work in
degree programmes make a perfect fit for young professionals,
international settings involving lots of travel, as well as relocations
Papadopoulou points out. Smit agrees: ‘Courses are taught in
along with their families’, Papadopoulou concludes.
of other cultures’, Papadopoulou explains, ‘which is a great
the evenings from 6pm to 10pm, which makes it possible to study alongside your job. And if you ever have to go abroad
To learn more about Webster University the Netherlands,
for work unexpectedly, you can choose another time in which
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to take the course. I once even took a course at the Webster campus in Shanghai when I had to be there for my work.’ Webster Amsterdam
WHERE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE GOES GLOBAL
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Zuidas is home to an expanding pool of talent
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3 Berlitz School of Languages BV Weerdestein 205
9 St. Nicolaas Lyceum Beethovenplein 2 10 Vrije Universiteit
Fred. Roeskestraat 82
De Boelelaan 1105
5 Gerrit Rietveld Academie Fred. Roeskestraat 96
11 Webster University StrawinskyLaan 57, Tower D LeveL 2
6 ETS Global World Trade Center Strawinskylaan 929 Tower B, 9th floor
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Mario García de León
Berlitz Language and communication training programmes in Zuidas With a reputation spanning over 130 years and the founding of more than 550 language centres in over 70 countries, Berlitz truly is ‘a Global Education Company’. Berlitz specializes in language and communication training for individuals and businesses. A few years ago, the company relocated its Amsterdam branch from the city centre to the Netherlands’ ‘Financial Mile’: Zuidas. Hello Zuidas met with Berlitz Language Center Director Mario García de León over coffee.
LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION TRAINING FOR BUSINESSES
Garcia de Leon explains, ‘we offer instruction
As one of the company’s four language centres
the classroom and online. Our instructors are
in the Netherlands, Berlitz’s Zuidas branch is
all native speakers who have a background in
ideally located. It has been providing training
business. We are able to include business jargon,
programmes for major companies including
if desired, and we also have the flexibility to adapt
Google, AkzoNobel and Accenture for a few years
our programmes to meet any specific additional
now. As well as language and communication
needs. For example, we recently set up an
programmes, Berlitz also offers cultural training
intensive individual German course for an
designed for international organizations that
ING HR business partner who’d just heard she’d
want to prepare their staff to work abroad.
be moving to Germany in only two weeks’ time.’
in almost every conceivable language, both in
APK-KEURING (MOT TEST) ‘As from 2015, we’ll be offering all Zuidas
time for a language training: before, during or after
employers – not just our current clients – our own
work? Would you prefer training programmes
version of the Dutch automotive APK-keuring,
that are offered jointly to multiple businesses
free of charge’, Garcia de Leon continues.
with the same needs, and if so, would you prefer
‘In other words, a periodic inspection of their staff’s
them to be offered in a separate or shared training
language skills level, for which we’ve developed
space? Are you looking for preparatory courses
a special audit. The results will be presented
condensed into a few weeks, or would you rather
live online, to be watched by the company
have them spread out over several months?
management. This enables organizations to see to what extent their employees possess the
‘We can cater for all’, Garcia de Leon stresses.
required language proficiencies, so they can
‘We can fully adapt our training programmes to
arrange for refresher training in time if necessary.
meet the requirements of each and every client.
This service, I’d like to emphasize, is free of
Hopefully, this survey will help give us a clear
charge and free of obligation for companies.’
picture of those requirements. A good intake meeting is very important as well.
SURVEY OF ZUIDAS CORPORATE TRAINING NEEDS
By listening and picking up on the client’s specific
Berlitz has even more big plans for 2015. ‘In order
and make sure everyone knows what to expect.’
needs, you can put together a custom package
to gain a clear picture of local companies’ language and communication training needs, we’re going to be conducting a large-scale survey in Zuidas’, Garcia de Leon says. ‘The results will be made available to everyone. Not only will it enable us to tailor training programmes to companies’ needs,
Berlitz Schools of Languages B.V.
it will also allow them to check out whether other
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companies are running up against similar problems
in that field.’
1083 GN Amsterdam Tel.: +31(0)20 622 1375
Survey questions will include: what languages
would you like to learn? What would be the best
Text Sanne Offringa | Photography Jalisa Oudenaarde
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HELLO ZUIDAS WELCOMES THE FOLLOWING NEW MEMBERS Company: Ronald McDonald Huis, VUmc Sector: Charity Number of employees: 3 paid, around 90 voluntary Link with Zuidas: As part of an international, professional organization, we fit in well with the identity of companies in Zuidas. Plus, our location is just a short walk away. Reason for becoming a Hello Zuidas member: We would like to help companies in Zuidas shape their CSR policies. Our work is tangible and aimed at bringing people closer together, just as we enable parents to stay close to their child. After all, sick children can’t do without their parents. Company: Pit4Business Sector: Organizational consulting Number of employees: 1 Link with Zuidas: TI chose this location because it’s an inspiring environment – dynamic, diverse and results-driven – precisely the setting where Pit4Business help companies to optimize their results. Reason for becoming a Hello Zuidas member: To keep up with what’s happening in Zuidas and connect with other companies based here. Company: Colliers International Real Estate BV Sector: Real estate (full-service advisory) Number of employees: 70 Link with Zuidas: As a fast-growing international real estate advisor, we offer full-service solutions for Zuidas tenants and office occupants. We have expert knowledge on the latest area developments, office vacancies, lease prices and incentives. Reason for becoming a Hello Zuidas member: We are in contact with many Zuidas occupants; know what they like, dislike and what could be further improved. By sharing these insights with Hello Zuidas, we can contribute to creating a better Zuidas for all local building owners and users. Company: Eden McCallum Sector: Strategy consulting Number of employees: 8 Link with Zuidas: We have been based in Zuidas since our 2008 launch in the Netherlands. Our location has to be easily accessible for both clients and consultants and to have all the important amenities within easy reach. Zuidas provides the ideal solution. Reason for becoming a Hello Zuidas member: We already enjoy the benefits of being part of this thriving community. By becoming a member of Hello Zuidas, we can participate even more fully, getting better acquainted with our neighbours and encouraging them to get to know us. Company: Deloitte Sector: Financial services Number of employees: 4,800 Link with Zuidas: Zuidas is the Netherlands’ financial and commercial centre, with a location that’s perfectly situated for our clients and relations in both the Netherlands and abroad. With Deloitte’s wide network of international relations, that’s ideal. Reason for becoming a Hello Zuidas member: Deloitte is keen to forge good, strong ties with other organizations in Zuidas. The management, safety and quality of life here concern all of us. Company: Bilfinger Real Estate Sector: Real estate management Number of employees: 100 Link with Zuidas: Bilfinger Real Estate manages office properties in and around Zuidas for various owners. Reason for becoming a Hello Zuidas member: We consider it our responsibility to go beyond management of the properties themselves, and feel it’s important to be part of Hello Zuidas to keep informed on issues of local interest.
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HEADHUNTER NMC-NIJSSE BECOMES BOYDEN Boyden, a global leader in retained executive search and talent advisory services with more than 70 offices in over 40 countries, announced that NMC-Nijsse International has joined the firm, continuing Boyden’s expansion as a global leader with an office in Zuidas. ‘Joining Boyden brings about immediate benefits for our clients and candidates. Boyden’s expertise, knowledge and global reach will strengthen our position as a premier strategic advisor,’ says Managing Partner Joost Goudsmit.
MOBEAZY BRINGS INNOVATIVE ‘SHARED MOBILITY’ CONCEPT TO ZUIDAS Newly opened at Spaces Zuidas, Mobeazy offers mobility services for tenants and members by means of a special mobility card. The service includes use of public transport as well as electric car sharing, e-scooters and e-bikes that are available for use on location. Mobeazy is a great option for employees who don’t have a lease car, but do have to travel for work a few times a month. To learn more, visit: www.mobeazy.nl.
AMSTERDAM MUSEUM ON THE MOVE: INNOVATIVE MOBILE EXHIBITION Amsterdam Museum on the move is a unique new exhibition concept offering companies and office buildings a chance to display art treasures from the Amsterdam Museum collection for their own staff and business relations. The museum is currently looking for companies in Zuidas that would like to host a display. If your company is interested, and if you would like to learn more, contact Denise de Boer at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUR PERSONAL PATH TO PHYSICAL & MENTAL SUCCESS? On 12-15 January, Eimeren’s Results Coach Javier Morata will be offering half-hour one-on-one coaching consultations free of charge. Javier helps people discover their personal path to success, both physical and mental. As a results coach, he goes in search of what prevents people from doing what they need to do, in order to accomplish their goals. Javier Morata offers his Transform Yourself coaching programme at Clubsportive in Zuidas. Interested? Get in touch and go to: www.ptmorata.nl
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