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Renovation of DNB's head office

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) is renovating its head office. The current building is over 50 years old and at the end of its technical life. The renovated building will be ready for the future: sustainable, and open to everyone.

Why renovation?

For more than 200 years, DNB has been committed to ensuring a stable economy in the Netherlands. For the last 50 years we did so from our head office at Frederiksplein in Amsterdam. However, this building was at the end of its life. The tiles were falling from the exterior walls, the pipes were leaking and the technical installations were outdated. The building also consumed a lot of energy and carbon emissions were high.

Ready for the future

This is why we are renovating our head office. It will then be ready for decades to come since not only will it be fully refurbished, it will also have a flexible interior design. This will allow us to adapt it easily when necessary.

See what our headquarters will look like in a few years’ time:

Open to the public

Our renovated building will have an open atmosphere and everyone will be welcome there. A section around the former gold vault will be open to the public. Here you will be able to view our collections of art, money and coins, and attend a seminar, lecture or debate. We will create a sculpture garden at the former location of the round tower. This will be a quiet place to go for a walk or read a book. There will be a waterside terrace on the Singelgracht canal, where you can sit and enjoy the view across the water. Our renovated building will be a knowledge and meeting centre, not only for our employees, but for the whole financial sector,  the people of Amsterdam, and everyone really.


Our renovated head office will be highly sustainable. Energy consumption and carbon emissions will both decrease by more than 80%. There will be solar panels on the roofs, and plenty of greenery in, on and around the building for birds and insects to live.


Sustainability also takes centre stage during the construction works. We have dismantled the round tower of our head office and we have disposed of its prefab parts in an environmentally friendly manner for reuse elsewhere. Some of the concrete will also be used again.

Relocation of cash and gold

DNB’s cash and gold used to be stored deep underground at our headquarters in Amsterdam, which made it necessary for the building to have extra security. Now the cash and gold are kept at the DNB Cash Centre, a heavily secured facility located on a military compound near the town of Zeist. This means that our renovated headquarters will need less security, allowing us to open our doors to the public.


We started the preparatory work in July 2020. The demolition work began in late 2020. We then started renovating the building in early 2021, and the work is in full swing at the moment. It will be completed by the end of 2024. Then everyone can use our renovated, sustainable and open head office.

Temporary relocation of employees

Due to the renovation, our employees have also temporarily left the building. In the years to come, they will work on ensuring a stable economy in the Netherlands from the Toorop building in Amsterdam's Amstel district.

Information and contact

If you want to be kept informed of the renovation, you can download our DNB Renovation app. If you have any questions about the renovation project, please contact the project team at bouw@dnb.nl. We will be happy to tell you more about it.

Construction works in progress: