Atmosphere and specifics
- Very diverse and varies from working-class dwellings to houses in a more Tuindorp-like style.
- Rivierenwijk is largely bordered by water: the Merwedekanaal and Vaartsche Rijn.
- In the 19th century, the area consisted largely of factories, including related working-class dwellings facing the Vaartsche Rijn.
- Housing development didn't start here until after the First World War. In the beginning the houses were meant for the upper working-class and built on behalf of the council and the housing associations.
- The Kop van Rivierenwijk developed into a facility of the university with various laboratories, later supplemented with various training institutes. A large part of that was demolished in the 1990s and replaced with apartment buildings and small businesses.
- Nowadays, Rivierenwijk is known for its great diversity with houses, shops, businesses and public facilities.