People come to Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek to meet, work and relax. This beautiful city park, with its historic factory buildings surrounded by expanses of green, also has workplaces, venues for large and small events, and a range of catering, film, theatre and exhibition facilities.
What kind of activities does the Westergasfabriek offer?
The Westergasfabriek develops and rents out spaces for creative, cultural and innovative entrepreneurs. We want to inspire a broad public and provide leisure opportunities in an exciting, sustainable and friendly environment. The Westergasfabriek is a meeting place for enterprising local, domestic and foreign visitors with refreshing ideas.
Exciting and refreshing
The Westergasfabriek encourages the use of its spaces for creative events, ensuring the area keeps its exciting and refreshing atmosphere. We participate in cultural projects and support collaborations between our business tenants. We use online media and our modern digital infrastructure to inform the general public about what we stand for and what we’re up to here at the Westergasfabriek.
From old energy to new energy
When the Westergasfabriek reopened in 2003, the complex had undergone a complete metamorphosis. The polluted site was cleaned up and turned into a beautiful park, a real asset for the city. The Westergasfabriek is regarded as a model for redevelopment, far beyond the Netherlands’ borders.
The Westergasfabriek is now keen to complete the transition from brownfield to greenfield and to do everything it can to become a completely ‘green’ and sustainable park. From old energy provider to new energy provider: not just energy in terms of gas and electricity, but energy in the sort of events we host and the energy we impart to visitors through our green ambitions.
Why is the Westergasfabriek such a unique place?
The Westergasfabriek is a renovated 19th-century industrial complex set in modern landscaped parkland – just a stone’s throw away from Amsterdam city centre. It has all the indoor and outdoor space you could need for events such as exhibitions, congresses, workshops, dinner parties and fashion shows. Westergasfabriek and its preferred partners are creative, innovative event specialists all dedicated in making your event a success!
What is the most special event you have organized in the Westergasfabriek?
Westergasfabriek is a dry hire venue where event organizer can have all the freedom to create the event they have envisioned. Together with our preferred partners The Food Line-Up (catering, decoration and staff) and Jur ( audiovisual support) we welcome over 200 events annually. I think it’s the combination of the different events and our permanent tenants that creates the “magic” and great atmosphere at Westergasfabriek.
During the year we have got many returning events such as The Next Web Conference, Kingpins Denim Fair, Edison Pop Awards, Pink Film Festival, Awakenings , Amsterdam Wine Festival, Milkshake Festival, The Green Challenge, UNSEEN Photography Fair, Amsterdam Dance Event, Cinekid Film Festival which we consider events that are crucial to our cultural profile as special venue.
What kind of possibilities can you offer?
The Westergasfabriek and its preferred partners offer professional advice in organizing successful events. Everything from catering, furnishing&decoration, audiovisual support to transport, tent rental and security. We welcome all events that are creative, innovative and sustainable.
What are the advantages for you of working with ITBholland as a local partner?
ITBholland’s team are all location specialist with a passion to share The Netherlands at its best, finding you the best locations and ensuring your event will run as smoothly as possible.
Thank you Daan for the open-hearted answers. We as ITBholland experience our collaboration to be very professional and always a very pleasant one!
Pictures taken by Arjen Veldt Photography