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Oost Begroot | Indische Buurt, Oostelijk Havengebied

Engelse bewonersbrief

Date:          8 January
Subject:     Voting Oost Begroot Indische Buurt, Oostelijk Havengebied (Budget district East: Indische Buurt, Oostelijk Havengebied)


Dear resident of Indische Buurt, Oostelijk Havengebied,

The time has now come for you to cast your vote for the plans submitted for Indische Buurt, Oos-telijk Havengebied. You and all other residents of Indische Buurt, Oostelijk Havengebied get to decide how the €200,000 budget is spent. This letter includes a unique and personal voting code. From 12 January at 12.00 until 2 February at 12.00, you will be able to vote via www.amsterdam.nl/oostbegroot. Select Indische Buurt, Oostelijk Havengebied in the right column.

How does it work?

  • Go to the website www.amsterdam.nl/oostbegroot and select Indische Buurt, Oostelijk Havengebied in the right column. Go to ‘Stemmen’.
  • Select the plans of your choosing. Please bear in mind the available budget per theme. The plans you choose per theme may not exceed this budget per theme. You do not have to use the entire amount per theme.
  • Vote using your personal voting code.
  • The winning plans will be announced on 4 February 2021. The plans must be completed within one year of the announcement.

Do you need help voting by computer? We will be at the following locations at the following times to offer assistance. Of course we will take into account the applicable coronavirus measures.

  • Friday 22 januari
      • 10.00 – 12.00 uur: Buurthuis Archipel, Makassarplein 1
  • Tuesday 26 januari
      • 10.00 – 12.00 uur: Eester Buurtcoöperatie, C. van Eesterenlaan 266
    • Friday 29 januari
      • 10.00 – 12.00 uur: De Meevaart, Balistraat 48A


In total 64 plans have been submitted for the following themes:

  • Climate and sustainability - € 42.181
  • More green - € 47.634
  • Less litter and bulky waste - € 37.654
  • Poverty and debt - € 40.432
  • Child-friendly neighbourhood - € 32.099

Why Oost Begroot (Budget for East)?

District Oost believes that residents know what their neighbourhood needs. This year a budget of €200,000 has been made available per area for plans submitted by residents and local entrepreneurs. In total 64 plans have been submitted for Oost Begroot in Indische Buurt, Oostelijk Havengebied. For more information about the plans and the process, go to


Questions and help

  • Do you have any questions about Oost Begroot and are you unable to find the answer at
    www.amsterdam.nl/oostbegroot? If so, please contact us via
  • 06 387 380 41 or send an email to oostbegrootindischebuurtohg@amsterdam.nl.  

  • If you have any trouble voting online, ask your family, friends or neighbours for help. You can also drop by for assistance at various locations in Indische Buurt, Oostelijk Havengebied and the district office. The dates and locations are included in this letter. Bring this letter, your personal voting code and a form of ID.
  • You can also vote on behalf of others. Bring their letter, personal voting code, a copy of their passport and a letter of consent.

Kind regards, 
Also on behalf of the district committee of district Oost,

Rick Vermin                            
District manager 


If you would like to be personally informed of the results of the vote or about plans for the next Oost Begroot, then please send us your email address via oostbegrootindischebuurtohg@amsterdam.nl, or enter your information after the vote.

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