Westergasfabriek

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Westergasfabriek

This beautiful cultural park in Amsterdam was originally the site of a gas plant, supplying the street lanterns with gas in order to light up the otherwise dark and unwelcoming streets. The plant was built in 1885 according to the Hollandsche Neorenaissance style design of Amsterdam architect Isaac Godschalk. In 1992 the buildings that were formerly used as the gas plant were given a new chance at life when cultural and creative activities were temporarily hosted at the Westergasfabriek.

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The Westergasfabriek (Western Gas Plant) is a brilliantly renovated historical area in West Amsterdam and is now a thriving cultural park. Creative entrepreneurs have settled in the beautiful old buildings and a great number of popular events, including Amsterdam Dance Event and the Unseen Photo Fair, are held at this location.

  • Located in the beautiful Westerpark.
  • Former Gas Plant.
  • Cultural and innovative hotspot.

Experience the transformation!

This beautiful cultural park in Amsterdam was originally the site of a gas plant, supplying the street lanterns with gas in order to light up the otherwise dark and unwelcoming streets. The plant was built in 1885 according to the Hollandsche Neorenaissance style design of Amsterdam architect Isaac Godschalk. In 1992 the buildings that were formerly used as the gas plant were given a new chance at life when cultural and creative activities were temporarily hosted at the Westergasfabriek.

Creative and innovating projects

The adventurous art projects and vibrant festivals attracted so many young and creative visitors to this area that it soon became the innovative hub of Amsterdam. The creative energy was so appealing that the Westergasfabriek was soon turned into a permanent cultural park. This area screams art and creation.

Westergasfabriek at night

There is almost something slightly eerie about going to a festival or exhibition at the old gas plant, but it truly is an amazing experience. On the edge of a beautiful park surrounded by wonderful restaurants such as De Culinaire Werkplaats and Proef, this area sets the scene for a great night out.

Fine Wining & Dining

You will find bakery De Bakkerswinkel at the entrance, which offers delicious traditionally baked bread. The galleries Hot Ice, Art Olive and de Kunstfabriek mainly exhibit work by young artists. It is also a perfect place for an evening out. Enjoy good food and beverages in Pacific Park or on the Westergas terrace. Have a lovely cup of coffee at the Espressofabriek and visit the Ketelhuis for Arthouse-films. Then finish the evening off at the Flex Bar, where you can dance until late at night.

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Address: 
Polonceaukade 27
1014DA Amsterdam
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