This is the Cuyperspassage tunnel.
It is a passageway located on the west side of Amsterdam Central Station, connecting commuters between Amsterdam city center and the waters of IJ river.
The underground is 110 meters long, 10 meters wide and 3 meters high. More than adequate to accommodate the ever growing Amsterdam’s traffic of cyclists and pedestrians, 24 hours a day.
Look out for the beautiful mural along the footpath!
A stunning wall made up of 80.000 iconic Delft blue tiles depicting a fleet of ships on a stormy sea, inspired by 18th century Rotterdam tile painter, Cornelis Boumeester (1652-1733). It stretches almost the entire length of the tunnel.
The tunnel was designed by Benthem Crouwel Architects and the new mural interpretation was designed by Irma Boom.
The Cuyperspassage was opened on 21 November 2015.