Craft, connection and sustainability. During the first edition of the AmbachtsPleinFestival you will experience what crafts are, you can watch and listen to authentic makers and get acquainted with social neighborhood initiatives in bustling Cruquius. Come watch demonstrations. Join the workshops. Learn from the lectures. On the grounds of the Public Workshop, Cruquiusweg 78, 1019 AJ Amsterdam. Saturday, May 13, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Admission and participation free.
Amsterdam is urbanizing at a rapid pace
Yet everywhere people are still working on a 'real trade'. The Public Workshop is located on a small piece of industrial history, in the middle of the brand new homes on Cruquius Island. During the festival you can get acquainted with the raw pearls, the mournful atmosphere and the modern variants of Amsterdam craftsmen.
Get started yourself
During the festival you will become acquainted with various crafts, existing courses and social initiatives from the area. There are demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions by artisans and lectures.
But of course you can also roll up your sleeves yourself: there are various mini courses, workshops for young and old, welding, blacksmithing, stained glass, wood turning.
Too much to do all in one day.
Demonstrations of crafts
- Ceramics in all its facets
- Bronze casting every hour. A spectacular sight with molten metal (over 1200 degrees).
- How is beer brewed?
- See how thin the wood is in guitar building
- Classic and modern wood connections
- Wooden statues from tree trunks
- How to become a furniture maker
- Turning metal
- From an old gym floor to a cupboard
- A table with ballerina legs
And much more!