Kanaalzone fun facts
The Kanaalzone consists of several sites, including the NRE site and De Caai.
NRE has a long history as a former gasworks site and has undergone many transformations since its foundation in 1899.
The number five in Fifth NRE is a clear reference to the time of municipal utilities on this site. At the time, this building was better known as 'building number 5'.
DAF is still known all over the world, thanks to its history as a proud cargo and former car manufacturer. In 1928 Hub van Doorne started a trailer factory, which later became DAF.
In 1928, Hub van Doorne started a small trailer factory, from which DAF, short for Doorne's trailer factory, later evolved.
Almost every building in Kanaalzone has a cool story, historically speaking. For example, Koelhuis is located in a former Campina freezer building.