Olden Times Story of Our Monumental Building
The former Brooklyn Restaurant was one of the many buildings that formed the Dutch Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Society (NDSM), between 1894 and 1979. The Dutch Shipbuilding Society (NSM) was founded in 1894 on the eastern islands of Amsterdam. The workshop for Dutch shipping was so successful and growing that the location soon became too tight for the ambitious plans to grow. The ever-expanding ships no longer able to sail in the narrow and shallow part of the IJ, led in 1916 to plans to move the site to an open water area. Thus, in 1919, the NSM moved to the other side of the IJ and expanded in 1937 to become the largest shipyard in the world. Spices On 17 December 1920, the Dutch Dok Maatschappij (NDM) was founded by Amsterdam's shipping companies, right next to the NSM. This new institution was mainly engaged in ship repair and bridge construction. Twenty-six years later, on February 27, 1946, there was a merger between the two shipyards of NSM and NDM. From this day the Dutch Droogdok and Shipbuilding Society (NDSM) became a fact.
The unique building of the Old Restaurant Brooklyn was built more than a hundred years ago, in 1909, in the heart of the same NDSM shipyard. Together with the carpentry site, our location is the only remnant of the old NSM on the Conrad street. A fifth of directly connected smaller pilots, together with the Brooklyn main body, has been a successful industrial street wall since 1938, with an impressive size of 45 by 36 meters.
The Brooklyn Restaurant is a monumental building that definitely deserves a visit. Right now, you can enjoy food and drink in our new restaurant!