Tour of Noord | District in Transition

Tour of Noord | 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 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 labourers’ tenements were built as the Van Der Pekbuurt and Vogelwijk for the workers in these industries. Now, 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 a historic high with many new building developments that are reshaping this part of the northern shore, they all have 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’.


Due to the corona measures, we lowered the capacity and prices. Duration | 150 minutes Capacity |groups up to 20 people per guide Price* | €375 *For schools & other non-profit organisations we charge €275


De Ceuvel Tours are organized by Association de Ceuvel. On the site, you will find the lovely and sustainable cafe-restaurant Cafe de Ceuvel. Their story is also part of the tour. If you would like to have drinks, lunch, dinner or snacks before or after your tour, please notify them in advance by making a direct reservation with them.