Top 5 coolest industrial locations in Amsterdam
Whether it’s amazing architectural treasures you are after, or you are simply looking for a breath-taking venue to have a kick-ass party in, the following locations are easily the most impressive industrial places in Amsterdam right now:
The Kromhouthal is situated in Amsterdam North at the IJ, undoubtedly one of the trendiest places in the country’s capital. This awe-inspiring venue of 5000m2 has a rich history as a manufacturing hall where large machine engines were built. Nowadays, it is a popular destination for a diverse range of events, such as inspirational congresses, fairs (Affordable Art Fair etc.), corporate events and parties (Amsterdam Dance Event etc.).
It offers, amongst other things, a central hall measuring 3.588 m2, featuring amazing industrial design, a theatre of 667 m2, a private jetty to receive parties by boat, and a spacious terrace of 1.300 m2.
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, 1021 KP, Amsterdam
For a culinary adventure in an industrial setting, Foodhallen Amsterdam is the place to be! Located in a former tram remise, this food Walhalla and event space celebrates the flavours of the world. From Mediterranean to Asian and from Mexican to typically Dutch, everyone can find something they like at Foodhallen’s 21 stands.
How about some mouth-watering tacos from Lima, delectable Sushi from Mr Temaki or yummy Dim Sum from Dim Sum Thing? Don’t know about you, but we are getting hungry!
Bellamyplein 51, 1053 AT, Amsterdam
Part of the Westergas cultural complex, the unique cylinder-shaped Gashouder is a sight to behold. Once upon a time, in 1902 to be exact, it was the largest gas holder, or gasometer, in Europe. The imposing building certainly leaves an impression with its cast iron roof that’s 14,5 metres high. The interior space of 2.500m2 has housed many well-known events, such as dance event Awakenings, Holland Festival, and our very own IamExpat Fair. Visiting the Gashouder is an unforgettable experience.
Klönneplein 1, 1014 DD, Amsterdam
TOBACCO Theater Amsterdam
The name says it all, really. TOBACCO Theater Amsterdam used to be a tobacco auction house. Situated smack-dab in the middle of Amsterdam, in the famous theatre street Nes, this industrial marvel is the only place in Amsterdam where you can enjoy an English, French or German theatre dinner. Moreover, it also hosts a variety of commercial activities and events, including Nuit Blanche Festival, Amsterdams Cabaret Festival and Just Dance.
Eye-catchers are the industrial-style bar, the steel balcony and the historical shed roofing which has the place bathing in light during the day.
Nes 75-87, 1012 KD, Amsterdam
For around sixty years (1920s to 1980s), the NDSM-wharf was one of the largest shipyards in the world. When it was no longer used as such, it became a creative hub, housing tons of artists, designers, architects and other artistic folks. The large, innovative area is often used as an event site for well-known festivals, such as theatre festival Over het IJ and music festival DGTL. It is also home to the IJ-Hallen, the largest flea market in Europe. Well worth a visit!
NDSM-Plein 28, 1033 WB, Amsterdam