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Authentic and Full of Character: 5 Industrial Venues in Amsterdam

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Who could’ve predicted that industrial buildings would become so popular as event venues? The raw and sturdy character and the authentic appearance prove to be very suitable as an inspiring setting for a wide range of meetings and events. The demand for event venues in old factories, sheds and warehouses is ever-growing and the locations are more popular than ever in 2019. Thankfully, there are plenty of options. We selected five known and lesser-known industrial venues in Amsterdam you can’t miss out on!


De Veemvloer proves that an industrial setting is perfectly suitable as an inspiring location for meetings and events. This exhibition space is located in warehouse ‘Het Veem’, between workshops of artists, designers and filmmakers. With plenty of break-out spaces, the location is ideal for parties up to 35 people. The brick walls, wood ceiling beams and robust pillars provide the space with a sturdy, but at the same time atmospheric, warm décor for meetings, events and photoshoots. It’s not surprising, then, the Veemvloer is the location where VPRO records its programs Buitenhof and Boeken. And through the windows you also have a beautiful view of the IJ!


Looking for a venue with an impressive industrial look and a creative and enterprising vibe? At the Kromhouthal in North Amsterdam, you’re guaranteed to impress your guests. In past times, at this industrial venue of over 5000 square meters of floor space, large marine engines were manufactured. Today, it’s a leading destination for events, with authentic cranes and steel beams as the beautiful backdrop. The venue is large and imposign, and yet flexible in use. It features perfect basic facilities such as lighting technique, heating and high voltage current. And with the opening of the North/South metro-line, the venue is now easily accessible with public transport too!


The success formula that started as a place to bring together, inspire and connect creative young entrepreneurs, has now after almost 4 years become one of the largest providers of meeting spaces in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Wicked Grounds recently opened its brand new Conference Center in Amsterdam. A conference location, but a little different, with an industrial vibe and full of innovative energy. This location features 9 inspiring spaces, which can be rented both separately and exclusively and are suitable for events up to 300 people. With healthy organic catering and a team of dedicated professionals and hostesses, they make sure you have everything you need!


The Westergasfabriek is known far beyond our national borders as the pioneer of sustainable redevelopment of industrial and monumental heritage. The former coal gas plant was converted into a cultural hotspot and it’s become one of the most highly sought-after event venues in the country. With dozens of historic factory buildings, the site is the perfect setting to create an impressive event. And to make sure you get the most out of the possibilities of the Westergasfabiek, the location supports you with advice and offers complete packages. You’ll never forget an event at De Westergasfabriek!


In the Tuinen van West (Gardens of West) lies the UP West event site: a surprising location for grand company festivals and various business events. On the green outskirts of Amsterdam, you’ll find all the space you need. On the trendy event site you’ll find a beach with beach club, palm trees and outdoor bars and you can host major outdoor events, but it’s equally suitable for smaller groups. On the green grounds there are three sheds with an atmospheric industrial setting. Two small sheds can accommodate groups of up to 60 people; the large warehouse is suitable as a plenary room, for parties or events up to 300 people.

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