These are challenging times! For everyone who should or wants to stay home we release our whole collection of soundwalks as podcasts, so you can listen to them from your couch. When you choose to go out on one of our walks, stay safe and keep your distance. Enjoy!
In Amsterdam, thousands of people take the ferry across the River IJ every day. Simultaneously, citizens in Istanbul aboard one of the many ferries across the Bosphorus.
During this soundwalk you explore the water, looking for similarities and differences between these two cities.
Many passengers regard the IJ and the Bosphorus not in terms of division but as connecting elements between geographically-separated parts of their lives. Work and home, study and going out, the kids’ school or shopping. For them, the crossing is a moment of peace in their daily urban routine. A chance to stare across the water and dream away to distant shores.
Sail with them and let the special soundtrack entice you. While listening the river IJ will gradually transform into the Bosphorus. When you step off the ferry you are in Istanbul. The walk comes to an end at the Beursplein in the centre of Amsterdam.