It has been a decade!

WHIEHOEEE! THE CEUVEL ANNIVERSARY IS COMING UP ON 15 JUNE! And that means: all Ceuvelers gather for – yes – a whole day of partying in our city oasis!

And because it just might be the last anniversary… we’ll be packing double! Will you also come to party, look back on 10 years of De Ceuvel, watch, swirl, drink, play, chill and dance from light to dark?


During the day, you can have a nice chat on our grounds, where there is plenty to see, do and experience. Imagine yourself in the world of photography, sustainability and music with the creative Ceuvelers on their boats, drum up your own or all of the neighbourhood children for the fun children’s programme (drum up the child in you too), immerse yourself in our history and brainstorm about the future of the Ceuvel OR immerse yourself in the water on our jetties surrounded by greenery.

And as soon as you fancy the first Oyster mushroom bitterball, the evening programme can begin! Expect music that moves with the moment of the day, from mellow to spicy beats. Spread all over the Ceuvel Terrain: grand on the mainstage and hidden between the greenery and the boats on the Secret Garden Stage. There is something to do and discover everywhere…

*more info on the program below!


Looking ahead


This anniversary will be a party where we can show to each other why the city cannot live without De Ceuvel… De Ceuvel is only allowed to stay until February 1, 2025. Meanwhile, we are working on a sustainable plan to continue our dream. For this we can also use your help.

During the festival on the Main Stage at 3 pm the program ‘Pakhuis de Zwijger x De Ceuvel’ will pay a lot of attention to these developments.

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Preliminary Program

12:30 – 15:00 (Free Entry till 14:00)

12:30 – Reus Ribus en de Relkabouters 3+ (Main Stage)
13:30 – Raw Resonance – Superjam Kids (Main Stage)
14:30 – Kabaalmakers – presentation collecting signatures with kids from the neighbourhood 

Hot Mamma Hot –  Workshop: You can learn how to protest
Plantstories with Annet Breure


Studio Valkenier– ‘Small projects big impact’  [12:30]
(Tip: at 11 am, Wouter Valkenier gives a lecture at incubator ‘Het Baggerbeest’ at Rudi van Dantzigstraat 1, followed by a bike ride to the Ceuvel).

BRETT BOAT: Exhibition of recent work by students of the Academy of Architecture.

LOTS OF boot: Designers are working on a growing infographic to map the Ceuvel’s connections worldwide. This way we show that the Ceuvel is not only indispensable locally but for the whole world!

THE KEIJZER boat, is a temporary annex of the Amsterdam-North Museum during the festival. The exhibition De Kracht van Noord ben jij  will be on display on this boat for 1 day especially for the anniversary.

BOEF boat: The filmmakers aboard the Boef boat all screen a work. Think film, documentary/fiction.

The Oil Library – Lars Charas [15:00 – 19:00]
Circular oil press that transforms seed from the Dutch seed industry into the most beautiful and versatile types of oil.

Anke Wijnja – Dyeing with plants.

Thijs de Zeeuw (Zoöp representative) & Anke Wijnja give a snorkel excursion in the Johan van Hasselt canal, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit! 

Erika De Stercke – Reciting poems / poetry writing workshop for all ages.


Lilli van Doorninck – Lively introductions and face painting

Main Stage

15:00  Pakhuis de Zwijger x De Ceuvel (in dutch)
De Ceuvel must make way for new area development in January 2025. The request for the area must include recreation, manufacturing industry, a breeding ground and greenery. Precisely what the community around the Ceuvel has achieved in recent years. All efforts in the field of sustainability and greenery, but also hospitality, recreation and entrepreneurship would disappear.

For many Amsterdam residents and visitors, De Ceuvel is a place full of memories. A place that has put this part of Amsterdam North on the map. What is the value of creative breeding grounds for a city or district? How can we preserve the diversity of places and the uniqueness of the city? What could be an alternative to the planned urban development on this site? We will explore with policy makers, experts and other stakeholders.

The program consist of: Celebrating anniversaries: Amsterdam 750 and De Ceuvel 10 years,  Explanation situation De Ceuvel and the alternative, followed up by a  in-depth discussion in the Crossboat.

16:00 – Nieuwendammer Shantykoor
22:00 – Tabanka

Secret Garden Stage

The Soul Travelers 
William Barrett 
Shaggy Greys

Kabaal stage

Pelvic Tilt


12:00 – 16:00 – Soundscape Mark Opfer
23.00- 0.00  – Phenix



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15 June 2024


De Ceuvel

starts: 12:00

ends: 03:00