Newsletter - Autumn 2014

As water sports’ popularity slowly declines in Europe, the market is heating up in some unexpected places like Namibia and China. This autumn, Waterfronts NL offers solutions to both of these opposing problems.

Cold and Hot Markets

Bataviahaven, Lelystad, The Netherlands

In colder climates, countries with strong nautical histories such as The Netherlands and the UK are experiencing drops in the number of boats on the water. More

Yacht Valley Strategic Vision

Excursion Yacht Valley Partners

A strategy for the overall transformation of the water sports industry in the area, and also specific plans for the redevelopment of five waterfronts. More

Feasibility Study for Walvis Bay, Namibia

Walvis Bay, Namibia

The natural features of the area, thriving sea life, and pleasant atmosphere of the community make Walvis Bay a special place More

Xiamen Yachting Industry Development Plan

Xiamen, China

Due to its strategic location, stunning coastline with islands, beaches and waterfront developments, Xiamen has its own distinctive development advantages More


Dutch expertise on waterfront development appreciated in Poland

The Polish city of Lublin and KuiperCompagnons have agreed to a long term cooperation on a strategy to increase spatial, social, ecological and economic qualities of the city's water bodies. The first phase of the project is a quick scan to identify and assess waterfront opportunities for development. More

Inter Boat Marinas’ Atlantic Floating Dock System selected for two cities in The Netherlands

The Atlantic system is a robust modular floating dock system with a galvanized steel frame that is suitable for use in coastal waters, rivers and major waterways. Inter Boat Marinas recently completed projects in the cities of Breda and Leidschendam-Voorburg with this innovative floating dock system. More

KuiperCompagnons has moved!

Since 2003, KuiperCompagnons has been located on the Van Nelle Factory lot in Rotterdam, but this Autumn they have moved from the expedition building into the tea factory. Their new address is: 
Van Nelleweg 3042 
3044 BC Rotterdam, The Netherlands

KuiperCompagnons submits proposal for Conceptual Planning of Islands

The competition is for the city of Changsha on the Xiang River. The aim for 15 islands design is to highlight the characteristics of ‘landscape islands city’ of Changsha, whilst also enhancing the image of Changsha as a desirable place for living, working and traveling.