THE CEUVEL SITE IS ONE OF THE MOST SUSTAINABLE AND UNIQUE URBAN DEVELOPMENTS IN EUROPE.

De Ceuvel is a planned workplace for creative and social enterprises adjacent to the van Hasselt kanaal off the river IJ in Amsterdam North. The land was secured for a 10-year lease from the Municipality of Amsterdam after a group of initiators won a tender to turn the site into a regenerative urban oasis.

The former industrial plot will be turned into the most unique and sustainable urban developments in Europe. The site, which is now heavily polluted, will feature imaginatively retrofitted houseboats placed around a winding bamboo walkway and surrounded by an undulating landscape of soil-cleaning plants. Each of the upgraded boats will house offices, ateliers, or workshops for creative and social enterprises. The plan also includes a public restaurant, Ceuvel Café, and a bed & breakfast.

  • “Ceuvel Volharding. Meest indrukwekkende Broedplaats die ik ooit heb gezien. En dat in mijn eigen stadsdeel om de hoek van mijn huis.”
    Floor Ziegler
  • 'Wie niet beter weet zou denken dat een vloedgolf Amsterdam heeft getroffen"
    Volkskrant
  • "Klussen op De Ceuvel is absoluut geen straf, integendeel… "
    Hermen Van de Waal
  • "Als ik sneuvel, dan op de Ceuvel"
    Joost Janmaat
  • "Havenschroot wordt hip"
    Brabants Dagblad
  • "Het paradijs van Noord"
    I love Noord
  • "Paradise is where the heart is"
    Cafe de Ceuvel

Various activities will take place on de Ceuvel: come, see and join!

The Ceuvel has several possibilities as a cultural location and stage for small and large activities and happenings. On the terrain but also on the boats. Do you want to know more about the options and prices, you can contact Remco on events@deceuvel.nl

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19 juni: Life Long Learning

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on June 13th, 2015 0 Comments

Inloop: 19:30 start: 20:00

Door filosoof Miriam van Reijen op de Ceuvel bij Workship Amsterdam
– Heb je weleens het idee dat je wordt overgenomen door emoties?
- Twijfel je er soms aan of “je gevoel volgen” wel …

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CAFE DE CEUVEL ON PEKMARKET

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on December 8th, 2014 1 Comments

Wees welkom bij de Ceuvel en op de Pekmarkt! De Ceuvel splitst zich iedere zaterdag even in 2-en.
En zaterdag 12 december:
Op de Pekmarkt hebben we een gezellig barretje met Glühwein, raclette en de winter BBQ. Om 16.30 …

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  • “Ceuvel Volharding. Meest indrukwekkende Broedplaats die ik ooit heb gezien. En dat in mijn eigen stadsdeel om de hoek van mijn huis.”
    Floor Ziegler
  • 'Wie niet beter weet zou denken dat een vloedgolf Amsterdam heeft getroffen"
    Volkskrant
  • "Klussen op De Ceuvel is absoluut geen straf, integendeel… "
    Hermen Van de Waal
  • "Als ik sneuvel, dan op de Ceuvel"
    Joost Janmaat
  • "Havenschroot wordt hip"
    Brabants Dagblad
  • "Het paradijs van Noord"
    I love Noord
  • "Paradise is where the heart is"
    Cafe de Ceuvel

Ceuvel Café, a place for delicious and honest food, theater, live music and film

Café de Ceuvel - Crowdfunding from Café de Ceuvel on Vimeo.

Ceuvel Café is and will be searching for good food constantly. Talking with our producers and guests will help us to do this. For example with lectures, workshops and tastings. In the future, it will also be possible to buy locally produced vegetables at Ceuvel Café, crooked cucumbers and coffee beans which are growing under the best of circumstances, both for farmers and nature. In addition to lunch and dinner, Ceuvel Café will also provide guided tours and events.

Beside events related to food, Ceuvel Café will also act as a stage for artists, musicians, theatermakers and filmmakers. For example grooving bands, expositions, theaterproductions and filmfestivals, right next the the water! We are also interested in initiatives of creative and enterprising people.

The pavilion is designed by architect Wouter Valkenier (www.studiovalkenier.com) and was build with upcycled materials such as eighty year old bollards and an old lifeguards pavilion. The building will be as self sufficient as possible, equipped with waterless urinals, biogas production and an orchard on the roof.

The team consists of five people: Wouter, Bart, Esmee, Toon and Joey. This diverse team will make Ceuvel Café a new cultural and sustainable center in the north of Amsterdam.

The café will open officially in the summer of 2014. Till then, plenty has to be done! We start with a crowdfundingcampagne. But the Ceuvel Café team also likes to brainstorm wirh other people about good food, inpsiring projects and great initiatives. Check facebook.com/ceuvelcafe, follow Ceuvel Café on Twitter or just visit us!

www.cafedeceuvel.nl | info@cafedeceuvel.nl | Korte Papaverweg 4 | 1032 KB Amsterdam-Noord

  • “Ceuvel Volharding. Meest indrukwekkende Broedplaats die ik ooit heb gezien. En dat in mijn eigen stadsdeel om de hoek van mijn huis.”
    Floor Ziegler
  • 'Wie niet beter weet zou denken dat een vloedgolf Amsterdam heeft getroffen"
    Volkskrant
  • "Klussen op De Ceuvel is absoluut geen straf, integendeel… "
    Hermen Van de Waal
  • "Als ik sneuvel, dan op de Ceuvel"
    Joost Janmaat
  • "Havenschroot wordt hip"
    Brabants Dagblad
  • "Het paradijs van Noord"
    I love Noord
  • "Paradise is where the heart is"
    Cafe de Ceuvel

Want to book the site, one of our creative spaces or do a tour?

There are several possibilities for rental options: from creative meeting spaces for small business groups to all kinds of workshops (with or without activities). Have a look at for example www.workship.nu, www.crossboat.nl and www.creerendeheren.nl and also Cafe de Ceuvel has several options www.cafedeceuvel.nl.

Also De Ceuvel as a site can be a beautiful terrain for small events, but contact us about your ideas. We would like it to be contributing to our mission and goals. You can send an email to Remco at events@deceuvel.nl

If you book a tour you’ll learn about bottom-up community development, architecture & spatial planning, phytoremediation of polluted soils and closed-loop cleantech integration. The tour will be lead by initiators and members of de Ceuvel. A welcoming coffee or tea is included in the tour. Before or after your tour you can book a lunch at Cafe de Ceuvel: you can contact and book at tours@deceuvel.nl

For more information about the tours and prices you can download the flyer.

  • “Ceuvel Volharding. Meest indrukwekkende Broedplaats die ik ooit heb gezien. En dat in mijn eigen stadsdeel om de hoek van mijn huis.”
    Floor Ziegler
  • 'Wie niet beter weet zou denken dat een vloedgolf Amsterdam heeft getroffen"
    Volkskrant
  • "Klussen op De Ceuvel is absoluut geen straf, integendeel… "
    Hermen Van de Waal
  • "Als ik sneuvel, dan op de Ceuvel"
    Joost Janmaat
  • "Havenschroot wordt hip"
    Brabants Dagblad
  • "Het paradijs van Noord"
    I love Noord
  • "Paradise is where the heart is"
    Cafe de Ceuvel

a multidisciplinary team joined together to create the Ceuvel

The Ceuvel is situated on a former ship wharf in the North of Amsterdam. A group of (landscape)architects, artists, photographers, designers and other creative entrepreneurs together build a new creative hotspot. Learn more about the plans:

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URBAN CONCEPT

Because of the temporary, 10-year nature of the development and the low budget, space&matter focused on developing an innovative concept where mobility and reuse are central. The design of the urban plan and community-driven nature …

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CLEANTECH PLAYGROUND

he De Ceuvel site will serve as a new blueprint for urban development, where decentralized technologies and full recycling of local resources empowers urban areas to be self-sufficient. Metabolic, an action agency for societal transformation, …

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PARK

Pollution: By filling the area with polluted dredge and through the polluting activities of the ship wharf, the area is heavily polluted with organic as well as inorganic pollutants. The heavily polluted soil will be purified …

  • “Ceuvel Volharding. Meest indrukwekkende Broedplaats die ik ooit heb gezien. En dat in mijn eigen stadsdeel om de hoek van mijn huis.”
    Floor Ziegler
  • 'Wie niet beter weet zou denken dat een vloedgolf Amsterdam heeft getroffen"
    Volkskrant
  • "Klussen op De Ceuvel is absoluut geen straf, integendeel… "
    Hermen Van de Waal
  • "Als ik sneuvel, dan op de Ceuvel"
    Joost Janmaat
  • "Havenschroot wordt hip"
    Brabants Dagblad
  • "Het paradijs van Noord"
    I love Noord
  • "Paradise is where the heart is"
    Cafe de Ceuvel

WE HAVE A TEAM OF TRULY AWESOME FOLK. YOU'LL LOVE 'EM!

The Ceuvel is an association. The seventeen refurbished houseboats offer space for different artists and creative entrepreneurs.

De Ceuvel is supported by a number of public and private organizations. With their support, we have transformed a development project into a broader opportunity for research, innovation and public education.