Rise and fall of Amsterdam metro tunnel in 500.000 pictures

RNW archive

This article is part of the RNW archive. RNW is the former Radio Netherlands Worldwide or Wereldomroep, which was founded as the Dutch international public broadcaster in 1947. In 2011, the Dutch government decided to cut funding and shift RNW from the ministry of Education, Culture and Science to the ministry of Foreign Affairs. More information about RNW Media’s current activities can be found at https://www.rnw.org/about-rnw-media.

Construction work has finished on one of the last missing links in the North-South metro line near Amsterdam Central Station. An enormous tunnel was built above ground and then lowered underground. Half a million pictures were taken over an 11-month period and turned into a remarkable 2-minute time-lapse video.