Over het IJ

Ticket to Istanbul

In Amsterdam, thousands of people take the ferry across the River IJ every day. Simultaneously, citizens in Istanbul aboard one of the many ferries across the Bosphorus to get from the Asian part to the European part of the city. During this soundwalk you explore the water, looking for similarities and differences between these two cities.

Many passengers regard the IJ and the Bosphorus not in terms of division but as connecting elements between geographically-separated parts of their lives. Work and home, study and going out, the kids’ school or shopping. For them, the crossing is a moment of peace in their daily urban routine. A chance to stare across the water and dream away to distant shores.

Sail with them and let the special soundtrack entice you. While listening the river IJ will gradually transform into the Bosphorus. When you step off the ferry you are in Istanbul. The walk comes to an end at the Beursplein in the centre of Amsterdam.

By Justin Bennett and Renate Zentschnig

Starting point: Monument Atatürk
1033 DA Amsterdam

Listen: [audio:http://www.soundtrackcity.nl/amsterdam/wp-content/uploads/Langs-de-Lasloods.mp3|titles=Langs de Lasloods op de NDSM-werf]
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Route, lengte en bereikbaarheid

Ga naar de busterminal achter het Centraal Station. Neem bus 35 (richting Molenwijk). Stap na ca. 15 minuten uit bij bushalte Atatürk. Dit is het beginpunt van de wandeling.

Je kunt ook de pont nemen naar de NDSM-werf. Daar aangekomen loop je de Ms. van Riemsdijkweg af tot de Klaprozenweg. Ga naar rechts en steek het eerste zebrapad over. De zijstraat voor je heet Atatürk. Het beginpunt is tegenover het monument links in de straat.

Download hier de routekaart van deze geluidswandeling


Research and direction: Justin Bennett and Renate Zentschnig
Text: Renate Zentschnig
Composition: Justin Bennett
Narrator and guide: Oya Capelle

This walk is part of a series of two soundwalks. The other tour, ‘Ticket to Amsterdam’, is in Istanbul.

The walks are commissioned by Soundtrackcity (Amsterdam) in cooperation with CUMA (Istanbul).

Thanks to: Huub Krom, Ulas Akin, Mehmet Atılgan, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Banu Çetin, Eylem Ertürk, Meltem Halaceli.

This walk is realized with financial support of:

SKOR, Foundation Art and Public Space
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord Holland
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
Stadsdeel Amsterdam-Noord

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