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Kromhouthal Amsterdam

Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231
1021 KP

The Kromhouthal is situated on business park ‘De Overkant’ in Amsterdam North. The fabric engines of STORK and Kromhouthal used to spin full speed and the manufacturers of the factory were in charge. The Kromhouthal maintained it’s raw appearance. The cranes, steel constructions, 15 meters high ceiling and a 3.500 square surface creates a unique look and feel for the hall and your event. The front of the location is situated directly at the IJ-shore and offers a stunning panoramic view over the water end the center of Amsterdam.


We are closely following developments regarding COVID-19. We are also constantly in contact with the local government and the event location to determine what can take place and in what form. As a rule, Friends of Search follows the guidelines provided by the Dutch government, the RIVM and the event location to prevent any further spread of the COVID-19. In the end, everything revolves around ensuring the health of our visitors.

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There are two different parking options:

  • You can park on the premises of the Kromhouthal (Gedempt Hamerkanaal 96 Amsterdam). Here are 50 parking spaces free of charge. When all occupied, parking becomes paid parking. A day ticket costs max € 30.00. The payment machine is located next to the entrance of the Escape Factory and at the entrance to Jumbo.
  • You can park in the surrounding streets around the Kromhouthal. A day ticket costs a maximum of € 7.80 (until 7 p.m. in the evening).
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Public Transport
De Kromhouthal is reachable with public transportation (ferry or metro). With metro 52 (the north-south line) you drive within fifteen minutes from Amsterdam South to the new Noorderpark Station. Getting on at Central Station is also possible. The metro line runs 10 times per hour. From Noorderpark station, you should leave in an easterly direction and follow the Johan van Hasseltweg. At the roundabout take the second exit on the right to go straight on to the Gedempt Hamerkanaal. At the end of this road, you will find De Kromhouthal.

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