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A key project within the AMA

The Stadshart serves as an essential gateway to the rest of the city, including the Bataviakwartier and Lelystad Airport, partly due to its proximity to the train station. This has made the Stadshart an important hub both within the region, as well as on a national and international level. Located in between Amsterdam and Zwolle, Lelystad represents an important gateway between Amsterdam, the Randstad and Central and Northern Netherlands.

The Stadshart has been designated as one of the “key projects” within the AMA, in part due to its location. The Stadshart was selected because of the importance of regional and national housing plans and the impact the project area will have on the environment. This ensures we are not just working on satisfying a major need for housing in the AMA, but also on strengthening the quality of life, affordability and sustainability within the region.

Alongside entrepreneurs, owners, residents and cultural institutions, we are working on concrete plans that will contribute to a livelier and greener Stadshart. The impact of these plans is now becoming increasingly visible. Impact in relation to shopping, going out, and living in the Stadshart.


Living in the Stadshart means living near the shops, restaurants and the train station. The construction of more than 400 homes is planned to occur in the upcoming years, for example in Parkwijk and the new Theaterkwartier development. In addition to the new homes, the Theaterkwartier will also include catering and entertainment establishments. The new cinema will be positioned next to the Agora Theatre and will contribute to the entertainment options in the Stadshart. The Agorahof will be undergoing a metamorphosis and will continue to develop into a green and pleasant square with restaurants, cafés and terraces. This will ensure the Stadshart continues to turn into a place to live, meet up with friends, relax, shop and go out in a green, pleasant and welcoming environment.