New-build “De Karel” (phase 2) in Amsterdam

Next to the transformed building of De Karel, 24 new apartments will be realized, being phase 2. The new building consists five floors with a double storey parking basement. Social functions will be realized in the plinth of the building.


24 two-room apartments of approximately 48 m² are currently being realized at Karel du Jardinstraat 67. The apartments are set up as so-called “maisonettes” (divided over two floors), with the bedroom always located on the rear side and the living room/kitchen at the front of the building. The apartments are fully finished with a PVC floor, kitchen with built-in appliances, bathroom, separate toilet and lighting.

The façade consists of dark brown vertical stone strips interrupted by large glass surfaces in aluminium frames. The roof of the ground floor section will have sedum roofing and be decorated with six large plant containers. Wooden decking will be placed in the public areas on the ground floor.

Parties involved
Architect: ZZDP Architecten B.V.
Structural engineer: Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs B.V.
Systems advisor: Valstar Simonis B.V.
Building contractor: H&R Bouw B.V.
Mechanical systems contractor: Terberg Totaal Installaties B.V.
Electrical systems contractor: De Blaauw Installatietechniek B.V.
Building physics & fire safety: Peutz B.V.
Spatial planning BRO Adviseurs in ruimtelijke ordening, economie en milieu B.V.
Ecology: Econsultancy B.V.
Soil survey: Fugro Geoservices B.V.


A thermal storage system will be installed for use in the buildings. This system uses underground thermal energy for heating and cooling the complex. All the apartments will be fitted with floor heating that is connected to the heat pump of the thermal storage system. In the summer, this is used to provide cooling. In anticipation of the new coalition agreement, which specifies that from 2021 onwards new buildings may not be heated with gas, there are no gas connections in the buildings.

Sedum roofing is used over the ground floor section. A sedum roof contributes to improved insulation and serves as a water barrier against precipitation. In addition, solar panels will be installed on part of the roof surface. These will also serve to provide electricity for lighting and for heat pumps. All apartments will have an energy rating of A.


Demolition work is finished
Start of construction: October 2019
Construction time: approximately 18 months
Delivery: beginning of Q4-2021

A specified 12-week schedule of the contractor can be found below:
12 wekenschema KdJ nieuwbouw versie 4 dd. 14-09-2020

From 1 April, you can register online for an apartment via Registration takes place based on the data made available on the website. You can register until 1 May 2021, depending on the total number of registrations.
Tel Vastgoedmanagement is responsible for rentals. Please contact them if you have questions about the letting process via


Newsletter August 2019
Start of phase 2 of De Karel

Newsletter July 2020
Construction De Karel 2.0 has been started!

Newsletter January 2021
De Karel is on the way up!

Newsletter March 2021
Rentals for De Karel 2.0 open from 1 April!

Other Information

Project information
Building site organisation

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