Located on the former site of Shell offices on the banks of the IJ, in recent years the idyllic garden offered a summer-only cultural refuge for all types of art. However, following extensive refurbishment, the venue (not only the garden – there’s also the Tolhuistuin Pavilion) is now open for business all year round.
The restyled venue offers a large café/restaurant, three theatre and concert halls, a sun terrace on the River IJ, exhibition spaces, a hip-hop school and a children’s art hall. Despite the transformation, the Tolhuistuin retains its eclectic programming and free spirit, making it a cultural venue that brings together mainstream and avant-garde in a wide variety of disciplines.
To get to the Tolhuistuin, take the Buitsloterweg ferry from behind Amsterdam Central Station. From the other side of the River IJ, it’s just a short walk away.
How to get there
Bus 38, Buiksloterwegferry. This information is subject to change; for up-to-date public transport info check the GVB website