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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.


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
You can take metro 52 (noord-zuidlijn) from Amsterdam Zuid and get out at stop Noorderpark within fifteen minutes. You can also board at Central Station. The metro line runs 10 times an hour. At Noorderpark station we have special Friends of Search buses running at the times below to drive you to the venue:

– 08.00 – 10.00 h (2 buses)
– 17.00 – 19.30 h (2 buses)

If you’re planning to arrive or leave outside of the above the announced time slots you can also walk. From Noorderpark station, you leave in eastern direction and follow the Johan van Hasseltweg. At the roundabout, take the second exit to the right to continue straight on to Gedempt Hamerkanaal. De Kromhouthal is located at the end of this road.

Several free ferries to Amsterdam-Noord depart from the rear of Central Station. Take the ferry to IJplein (the most right ferry with your back to the station). This ferry goes at least four times an hour and takes 5 minutes. When you get off the ferry, we have Friends of Search buses running at the times below:

– 08.00 – 10.00 h (2 buses)
– 17.00 – 19.30 h (2 buses)


With drinks and bites on this year’s program, it might be nice to stay the night, especially if you don’t live nearby. We’ve got good news, just across the street from the event location, you will find Hotel Holiday Inn Express in Amsterdam.


Holiday Inn Express
Motorkade 1
1021 JR Amsterdam, The Netherlands