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De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) is renovating its head office. The current building is 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 The tiles were falling from the exterior walls, the pipes were leaking and the technical installations were outdated.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 CO2 emissions were high.

Ready for the future

Over the next few years, the building will be fully renovated. 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.

Sustainable

Our renovated head office will be sustainable. Energy consumption and CO2 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.

Open to the public

Our renovated building will have an open design 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 current 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 Singel 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.

Would you like to know more about the design of our new head office? Take a look at the artist impressions and read more in the frequently asked questions

Relocation of money and gold vaults

We will open the doors of our renovated head office to the public. This is possible because the money and gold stored in our vaults have been relocated. They are currently in a temporary location in Haarlem. Later they will be moved to the new DNB Cash Centre in Zeist.

Preparations

Preparatory work started in July 2020. Demolition started in the last quarter of 2020. In early 2021, the renovation will begin. It will be completed by the end of 2023. Then everyone will be welcome to 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.

Contact

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. If you want to be kept informed of the renovation, you can download our DNB Renovation app.