Second Berth: 10 Cool Repurposed Ships.
Amsterdam’s houseboats are a novel sight for visitors. An even more surprising discovery: the former houseboats that make up the de Ceuvel project. The creative business park, located on the site of a former shipyard, is dedicated to sustainability and urban regeneration. Several no-longer-canal-worthy houseboats, now demoted to mere houses, fit perfectly into this concept and add a quirky touch. Today, they serve as artist studios, design agency offices and coworking spaces, surrounded by soil-cleaning plants that will restore the quality of the polluted ground. [Photo: Martijn van Wijk]