The Marine Land
Pension Homeland is situated on a former naval base. A walled, green, waterside park with a long history. Once famous Dutch seamen you see on paintings in the Rijksmuseum embarked here. The past 350 years the site was only accessible for navy personnel, but now the navy is moving out and the site is part of the city again.
Museums next door
Amsterdam has a fabulous choice of great museums. We are proud to have two very special ones as our neighbors. The National Maritime Museum tells you everything about our seafaring history and has a true size replica of a 18th century ship. Nemo is a fantastic action-packed science museum for both young and old.
Homeland is on the east side of the city center. The perfect starting point to discover this upcoming part of Amsterdam. Visit the eastern islands with their surprising architecture like KNSM island, Sporenburg and the eastern docklands. The shores along the IJ feature impressive high rise architecture. For special concerts have a look at Bimhuis.
You can easily walk to Artis zoo and to Micropia and maybe even discover the way to the mysterious Lighthouse Island. East Amsterdam with its surprising new shops and cafes is easy to reach with the Marineterrein as a base. Special shopping streets such as Czaar Peterstraat, Utrechtsestraat and Javastraat are within walking distance. For Dutch scenes, walk to the heritage wooden windmill De Gooyer, built in 1814 and visit our colleagues at Brouwerij 't IJ - adjacent to the windmill.
The city centre
Homeland is conveniently located. Close to all the sights - you're only a 10 minute walk away from the famous Waterlooplein hippie-market and close to the shopping streets, red-light district and bars. Not much of a walker? We have speedy bikes for rent and are close to public transport. The famous red light district is just around the corner, as is the historic and magnificent city center.