Sluishuis is the entrance to IJburg, an ultra-modern residential area to the east of the city center. 25,000 people from Amsterdam live on five islands, who experience life on the water as the absolute quality of the neighborhood.

Sluishuis is the powerful gatekeeper at the head of the Steigereiland, right next to the IJburglaan (the access road from the A10 ring road). Here are the stops for tram and bus towards the city. The daily facilities, such as two large supermarkets and various shops, are located on the Haveneiland West, about 10 minutes walking distance.