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Westergasfabriek information

Amsterdam , The Netherlands
Haarlemmerweg 8-10
+31 586 07 10
Getting there
Tram: 3 Haarlemmerplein
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A stone's throw northwest of the Jordaan, adjacent to the Westerpark, this late-19th century Dutch Renaissance complex was the city's western gasworks until gas production ceased in 1967. The site was heavily polluted, and underwent a major clean-up before it re-emerged as a cultural and recreational park, with lush lawns, a long wading pool, cycleways and sports facilities.

The post-industrial buildings now house creative spaces including advertising agencies and TV production studios, as well as regular festivals and events, plus a slew of dining, drinking and entertainment options.