Book a tour of De Ceuvel or let us take you through Noord!

Book a tour to learn more about De Ceuvel

De Ceuvel is a self-developed incubator where sustainability and the circular economy are at the core of our mission. It is an experiment in urban renewal, a creative and cultural hotspot, a circular test lab, and a place to relax and be inspired. There is a micro-grid of interconnected solar panels where members can exchange power internally using blockchain technology, an aquaponics greenhouse, a biogas digester (under construction), 16 on-land boats retrofitted into creative workspaces, and a café-restaurant that is reckoned to be 'one of the most sustainable restaurants of Europe'. Meanwhile, the heavily polluted ground on which the site is built is being cleaned slowly by a special mix of purifying plants that extract the heavy metals and oils, spilled by the old ship wharf that used to be located here.

At de Ceuvel we host private tours for interested individuals, schools, companies and other parties. Whether you're an architect, technical engineer, a high school student, or just a generally interested person: there will be someone at de Ceuvel that can explain our story in a way that's relevant to your background.

The tour covers the story of De Ceuvel. You will learn about sustainability & the circular economy, urban renewal strategies, architecture and communal experimentation and bottom-up development.

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Tour of Noord: City District in Transition

Besides a tour of our own site, we also like to take you through the district in which we are situated. We will will show you a colorful area with many faces and which is transforming at the speed of light. De Ceuvel is one of the figureheads spearheading this transition and from our ship wharf we see the change around us every day. Through the eyes of  a 'Ceuvelaar' we will tell you the story of Noord as we experience it. Please note that while de Ceuvel is itself also part of this story, we won't go in-depth into our own history as much as with the tour of our own site.


Since time immemorial, the north bank of the river IJ was host to just a few scattered fishermen and farmer villages. At the end of the 19th century, the city of Amsterdam across the water, started development of chemical and shipbuilding industries in what is now known as Amsterdam-Noord. In the early 20th century the first laborers' tenements were built as the Van Der Pekbuurt and Vogelwijk for the workers in these industries. Now, a 100 years later, Buiksloterham is transforming from a new industrial zone into an urban environment suitable for comfortable living and creative working. Amsterdam-Noord is constantly listed atop of international listings of 'hippest hoods of the world'', as this interesting dynamic between old and new is being realized. The ambition is to turn this old industrial zone into a circular urban district.At the moment building production is at an historic high with many new building developments that are reshaping this part of the northern shore, each have a high circular ambitions as the city has made this an important criteria for building. The tour will take you along most of these exciting developments between ‘de Ceuvel’ and the ‘NDSM’.

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Prices & Info

Schools, foundations, & other non-profits

Companies & commercial groups

Tour of de Ceuvel (60 minutes):
Groups up to 20 people: €150 excl. vat

Tour of Noord (120 minutes):
Groups up to 20 people: €250 excl. vat

For requests in the weekend the commercial price applies

Tour of de Ceuvel (60 minutes):
Groups up to 20 people: €250 excl. vat

Tour of Noord (120 minutes):
Groups up to 20 people: €350 excl. vat

For more information and bookings, contact us at

    • You can book your tour at your preferred date and time and we try our best to accomodate you. As we work with freelancers from the community, it won't always be possible to make it work. Try to book your tour at least a week ahead.

    • Are you with a group larger than 10 and would you like to have lunch, dinner or drinks in the Café before or after your tour? Group arrangements can also be discussed with

  • Are you with a small group and our fixed price is too high? We also give regular public tours, keep an eye on the events calendar!