Other Garden Cities

In 1935, the Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan (AUP) (General Expansion Plan) for the municipality of Amsterdam was established. However, implementation had to be delayed until after the Second World War. The Western Garden Cities, as a whole, is the best-known development of the AUP. But other garden cities in Amsterdam have also sprung from the brain of Cornelis van Eesteren: Bos en Lommer, Tuindorp Frankendaal, Amsteldorp, Fizeaubuurt, Tuinstad Middenmeer, Buitenveldert, Banne Buiksloot, Nieuwendam-Noord, Plan van Gool and the Molenwijk.

Plan development and built:
Bos en Lommer: 1936-1952
Western Garden Cities: 1936-1965
Watergraafsmeer: 1950-1954
Buitenveldert: 1958-1965
Amsterdam North: 1958-1975

New construction sites
Around 1955 it became clear that the objective of the AUP, sufficient housing for the Amsterdam population until the year 2000, would not be achieved. New construction sites were found in Amsterdam-Noord, Amstelveen and the Bijlmermeerpolder in Amsterdam-Zuidoost.


Algemeen Uitbreidingsplan (AUP) (General Extension Plan) 1935