When the buildings around have been demolished you suddenly have an unexpected view at the backside of the former town hall of Nieuwer-Amstel. It is a Neo Renaissance building from 1892 overlooking the river Amstel at the front side. After absorption into the municipality of Amsterdam in 1896 it became a location for the Amsterdam City Archives in 1914. The archives have been moved in 2007 to another location.
A detail of the stairs at the front.
The building has also a magnificent tower. The plans for the surroundings are apartments and the beautiful building will change into a five star hotel in 2016.