Construction of the underground bicycle parking Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen has started

The construction of the underground bicycle parking at the Leidseplein has started. The first piles on the Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen have been drilled into the ground. On the new Leidseplein, cyclists and pedestrians will soon have all the space they need. Especially when cyclists are parking underground. The Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen will soon be al lively place with allure. And the famous bronze lizzards will return. 

Building the large underground garage is a major operation. There is little room on the square. A total of more than 500 piles of about twenty meters in length are being driven into the ground for storage. By drilling the piles into the ground - instead of piling - there are fewer vibrations and noise.

In the spring, work will be done on the future roof of the parking facility so that the area is partially accessible again in the summer. Around the summer, the first natural stone benches and trees will be placed on the park, and we will begin drilling the pile wall along the tram line.


At the end of this year, the excavation of the parking facility starts. The year 2020 will be dominated by the reduction and layout of the parking facility (such as walls, lighting and bicycle racks) and the square itself. According to plan, the garage can be opened at the start of 2021. In the meantime, two additional pontoons on the Lijnbaansgracht temporarily provide extra bicycle spaces.