Metabolic Lab is a multifunctional space for organizational meetings, such as strategy sessions, brainstorms and retreats.
Surrounded by the creative environment of De Ceuvel, Metabolic Lab serves as a unique backdrop for an unforgettable event. We facilitate a range of organiSations and events in our inspiring venue.
The main event space within Metabolic Lab can host a maximum of 20 people for a meeting or workshop style event, such a brainstorm, strategy session, or partner meeting. We can host a maximum of 45 people for a lecture style event, such a reading, documentary night, or debate. If you require more space, let us know! Other boats and spaces on De Ceuvel can be arranged upon request.
- Coffee and tea bar
- Beamer and projection screen
- Kitchenette with fridge
- Private bathroom
- Flip-over and whiteboard
- Optional: an additional break-out space for max 5 people
Organic and delicious catering is available from Cafe de Ceuvel and other great local caterers. Menu available upon request.
Half-day (4 hours): €300,- every additional hour €75,-
Full-day (8 hours): €550,-
We provide a 25% discount for not-for-profit organisations.
Tours can booked stand-alone or to complement a space rental. On an official tour of De Ceuvel we take you through its history, construction, sustainability technologies, research, plants, ambitions and its legendary houseboats-on-land! You will learn (and see!) about processes such as composting, water filtration and nutrient recovery. No tour is complete without a peek in our newly launched greenhouse that closes yet another nutrient cycle.
Tours are €250,- for a maximum of 20 people per tour. Larger groups and can be accommodated upon request.
We provide a €100,- discount for not-for-profit organisations.
Metabolic Lab offers monthly educational programs on applied sustainability and circular cities. These range from simple workshops to multi-day courses that provide an in-depth learning environment.
TO VIEW AN UPDATED LIST OF OUR PROGRAMS,
PLEASE VISIT OUR AGENDA.
Beyond publicly accessible programs that anyone can sign up for, we also offer private programs geared towards a specific organisation or initiative. Some of our clients include ABN-AMRO, Amsterdam Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, UNESCO-IHE, Engineers without Borders, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Youth Food Movement, and Climate-KIC.
Metabolic Lab works with you to facilitate your own inspiring events and workshops.
DO YOU HOST WORKSHOPS AND NEED AN INSPIRING LOCATION? ARE YOU A TRAINER LOOKING TO FINE-TUNE YOUR PROGRAM? ARE YOU A SMALL GROUP WITH A GREAT PROGRAMMING IDEA?
Next to hosting our own educational programs, we facilitate and co-host programs with third-party organisations and individuals.
Interested? Drop us a linE at LAB@metabolic.nl
When we collaborate with outside parties, we take a commission depending on our involvement in the program. We use the following categories to keep things simple:
- 25%: Includes rental of the space and placement of your event on our website and social media
- 35%: Includes marketing assistance, including marketing materials
- 50%: Full program co-development. We co-develop programs with groups on a case-by-case basis
Situated at the heart of De Ceuvel, a Cleantech Playground, Metabolic Lab is Metabolic's living laboratory and education facility for exploring the future of circular cities in Amsterdam North.
The facility showcases how clean technology, food production and nutrient recovery systems can be integrated into urban environments. At Metabolic Lab, people of all ages and backgrounds, from children to scientists, can learn about applied sustainability and how they can make an impact in their own communities and organizations.
Metabolic Lab began as a dream for a new kind of office. Eva Gladek, Metabolic’s founder and chief executive, believed in a more holistic way of working where people would move beyond the computer and the meeting room to tend to farming, maintaining technological systems, and improving the built environment.
Metabolic Lab has evolved into a platform where people can learn about both De Ceuvel, the transformation of the surrounding Buiksloterham neighborhood, and other sustainability approaches that will be part of urban transitions around the world. At Metabolic Lab, people can join expert workshops, host creative events, and learn how to make things like DIY systems for energy and food production.