Houthavens is the area where cargo-vessels from all over the world used to unload their timber. Nowadays this area is becoming an appealing island neighbourhood where people can live near water. The Houthaven is located at the northern part of the Spaardammerbuurt. The Houthaven is transformed from business area to a special residential area on seven green islands at the IJ. This area is part of the intentions of the community to change the IJ-shores from industry to residential area.