Rokin Plaza

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The Rokin Plaza in 2012
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The Rokin in 2003 with the Rokin Plaza in the middle

The Rokin Plaza is a large office complex south of the Dam in Amsterdam. The name refers to the Rokin on which the building lays. Rokin Plaza is one of the largest office buildings in the centre of Amsterdam with an office space of 5,086 m2 and a retail area of 1,308 m2.<ref name="emmesgroup">Template:Cite web</ref>

Location and interior

The complex lies behind the Madame Tussauds building. Through the building lies the Papenbroeksteeg which connects the Kalverstraat with the Rokin and also gives access to the offices and the interior court. The building houses many offices.

Hotel Polen which disastrously burned down in 1977 (causing 33 deaths) stood on the location presently occupied by the Rokin Plaza.

The Rokin Plaza was sold to Emmes Group in 2010.<ref name="emmesgroup"/> In August 2012 it was announced that the American fashion chain Forever 21 will open a branch in the building in late 2013.

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