Activities at NDSM

Prepare to be surprised

It was once the world’s largest shipyard but is now an exciting underground district abuzz with artist initiatives and hip businesses. During 24H Noord, NDSM will rock like never before. Immerse yourself in stimulating activities from morning through into the wee hours.

Pizza and pole dancing

Try a bootcamp and reward yourself with New Orleans soul food. Take an art bike ride or wander through NEMO’s depot. If you're seeing musical fun, kids can mime to their favourite pop songs, and the adults can seek out karaoke in a pop-up pizzeria or a party at Pllek.

Bootcamp at the NDSM Wharf

What better way to start 24H Noord than with a short and painful bootcamp? No matter your fitness level, in just 30 minutes you can take part in a full body workout. Are you ready for running, jumping and working out with kettlebells, battle ropes and slam balls? You'll feel fantastic afterwards.

Visit a real shipyard

Always wanted to see what goes on at a shipyard? During 24H Noord, Damen Shiprepair offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes view. Walk right underneath a gigantic ship, watch a fascinating film about the old NDSM shipyard, visit the exhibition or take a tour of the 18-hectare site. Explore the entire shipyard, from the 250-metre-long dry dock to the 15-metre-high construction hall. Please note: unfortunately the site is only accessible to people able to climb stairs and walk on uneven surfaces.

Exclusive peek into the NEMO museum depot

Explore the depot of the NEMO science museum during 24H Noord and make a voyage into the past. There are more than 17,000 intriguing objects to discover, from necktie presses to butter warmers, plus tours, workshops and shows about electricity, for all ages.

What do you know about seaweed?

Seaweed is the food of the future! Test your knowledge of tasty marine plants during 24H Noord and try surprising seaweed snacks on the geWoonboot, a houseboat-meeting space. Or take a refreshing boat trip to Schoonschip, a new sustainable floating neighbourhood.

Boat trips

Baking bread at Noorderlicht

Café Noorderlicht is perhaps one of the nicest spots in Noord, with a great view of the IJ and the city across the water. During 24H Noord, you can learn to bake the most delicious bread: knead your dough, stick it on a skewer, bake it over a smouldering fire, and enjoy – all accompanied by great live music. Please note: this activity will only go ahead if it’s not raining. If in doubt, check the Noorderlicht website.

Cannibale Royale: New Orleans party

During 24H Noord, brasserie extraordinaire Cannibale Royale takes you on a trip to the Big Easy, New Orleans, city of music, nightlife and spicy cuisine. Including salsa dance workshops and hot sauce-making classes, plus delicious soul food and appropriate drinks, for all ages.

Salsa workshops
Sauce workshops

Art bike ride & photo booth

For the exhibition ‘Far Away Close By’, seven artists have taken the public space of Amsterdam Noord as their inspiration. In bike rides, guided tours and artist talks, you can find out what they discovered (and what work they made) about this exciting environment. Meet the artists during 24H Noord and have your photo taken in the special photo booth.

Bike rides
Continuous exhibitions tours and photo booth
Artist talks

The Big Plant Festival

Spring is in the air and it’s time to fill the city’s balconies, gardens and roof terraces with organically-grown plants. At the Big Plant Festival during 24H Noord, you can boost your knowledge of plants and gardening during workshops, talk to growers from nurseries, buy organically-grown plants at the plant market, and browse the pop-up houseplant shop.

Pole dancing for beginners (=FULLY BOOKED)

Always wanted to give pole dancing a try? Come to Amsterdam’s most up-to-date pole dancing studio during 24H Noord. Pole dancing is the ideal work-out to get fit and strong, and at the same time feel feminine and sexy.

Craft workshops, ‘mini-playback show’ and magic flea circus

The old trams of Trammeland are well worth a visit in themselves, but during 24H Noord it’s really party time! You can paint giant letters, do craft workshops, join in the ‘Trammeland Mini-playbackshow’ (miming to pop songs) and enjoy the magic flea circus. With live music at 20:00 by Mooncake Bakery.

Special Social Club and bingo at SEXYLAND

For 24H Noord, Sociëteit SEXYLAND is holding a bingo afternoon that transforms into a dance night for people with a disability – because nightlife is for everyone!

Games afternoon
Special Social Club

Dancing till the small hours

At Pllek, during 24H Noord, you can enjoy great food and music at Beatroots XTRA, with surprise live music and DJs both during and after dinner. Around 22:30 the tables are moved out of the way and it’s time to dance until the small hours.

Dinner with extras
Party with extras

Pop-up pizzas & karaoke

What used to be a building material wholesalers is now home to Klaproos, a pop-up pizzeria and wine bar. Explore the building during 24H Noord, join in with the karaoke and give free rein to your singing talent.