The city of Amsterdam, in the years at the turn of the last financial crisis of 2008, was the protagonist of a series of experiences that showed lateral characteristics compared to a tradition of strongly organized and planned way of producing the city. It is a nebula of microstories that in recent years, as often happens in times of transition and crisis, tend to thicken and emerge as attempts to respond to the changed conditions of the context of action. Amsterdam, as a laboratory for reflection and experimentation, shows a great capacity for resilience in the ways of thinking, experimenting and building its own future. Going back today to reflect on current practices means questioning what lessons can still come from a city that has been the protagonist of the different seasons of European urbanism.
Keywords: Amsterdam; organic planning; urban project