Metabolic Lab offers regular educational programs on applied sustainability and circular cities. These range from simple workshops to multi-day courses.

Workshops and courses

We work with a range of trusted external trainers and educators to provide informative and empowering learning experiences. These range from practical skills such as building aquaponics systems through to more strategic sessions on sustainable ecosystems.

To view a list of our upcoming workshops and courses, check the events listings on the De Ceuvel website.  


We have developed a set of masterclasses on some of the core drivers of the sustainable economy, allowing anyone to quickly develop a deep understanding of the principles and how to apply them. From cities and food to economies and communications, these classes give in depth and actionable knowledge.

For more information on our masterclasses, take a look at our brochure


Beyond the publicly accessible programs, we also offer bespoke programs geared towards specific organisations or initiatives. Some of our clients include ABN-AMROAmsterdam Institute of Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS)Amsterdam University of Applied SciencesUNESCO-IHEEngineers without Borders, PWNMinistry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands Enterprise AgencyYouth Food Movement, and Climate-KIC.

Experienced trainers

Our masterclasses and tailor-made programs are delivered by our knowledgeable and experienced sustainability consultants and executive team.

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De Ceuvel shows what’s possible when you match ambitious sustainability goals with bottom-up urban development. We designed Metabolic Lab to be a unique facility where people can learn about clean technologies and circular economics by engaging with these things directly.
— Eva Gladek, Metabolic Founder and CEO