Tour of Noord – District in transition

In addition to a tour of our own site, we also enjoy telling you more about the immediate surroundings of De Ceuvel. We take you through a neighborhood with many faces, which is currently undergoing a major transition. De Ceuvel is one of the figureheads of this transition and from our shipyard we see everything transforming around us. Through the eyes of a Ceuvelaar we tell the story of Noord as we experience it. Please note, the Ceuvel itself is also part of this tour, but we will not go into it as deeply as in the tour about the Ceuvel itself.


For a long time, to the north of the IJ there were mainly old Dutch fishing and farming villages. At the end of the 19th century, the construction of heavy industry and large shipyards in what is now called Amsterdam-Noord began. At the beginning of the 20th century, the first working-class neighborhoods followed in the form of the Van Der Pekbuurt and the Vogelwijk, later the garden villages followed. 100 years later, Noord is undergoing a new transition. Buiksloterham is changing from an industrial business park into a city district focused on comfortable living and creative work. Amsterdam-Noord now ranks at the top of international lists of ‘the hippest neighborhoods in the world’. The ambition is to turn this old industrial area into a circular and sustainable district. Meanwhile, new development is sprouting like mushrooms and you are now stumbling over the hip coffee shops and galleries.


Duration | 150 minuten
Capacity | maximum 20 persons per guide
Price* | €375 excl. vat
*For schools & other non-profit organizations we charge €275


The Ceuvel Tours are organized by Association de Ceuvel. The fantastic and sustainable cafe-restaurant Cafe de Ceuvel is also located on our site. Their story is also part of the tour. If you would like to have drinks, lunch, dinner or snacks with them before or afterwards, please let them know in advance by making a direct reservation with them.

Tours can be given in Dutch or English.