Integrated waterfront development in Monnickendam
Monnickendam is a quaint, traditional Dutch town 15 km north of Amsterdam situated on the Markermeer – part of the former inland sea.
Seven local land owners along Monnickendam’s waterfront wanted to create a shared vision for the waterfront to present to the municipality. WA Yachting Consultants asked it’ s Waterfronts NL partners Royal HaskoningDHV, KuiperCompagnons and Grontmij to help shape this vision. The project illustrates the power and synergy of collective expertise, and demonstrates Waterfronts NL’s proven record of working together on integrated waterfront development plans.
A workshop was organized with the owners of three marinas, a hotel, two project developers, mega yacht builder Hakvoort and the Waterfronts NL experts. Opportunities, challenges, stakeholders, history, and the future of the area were assessed. After a SWOT analysis and figures on the importance and impact of the yachting industry in the area, a long term plan was explored on how to integrate facilities and improve the quality of the waterfront. KuiperCompagnons visualized the result by creating a concept vision for 2030.
After approval, the results were presented to the municipality of Monnickendam.