Join us in exploring Amsterdam’s circular living lab, De Ceuvel, the city’s playground for clean tech and closed-loop innovation.
De Ceuvel is one of the most unique urban experiments in Europe. Once a polluted industrial shipyard in the north of Amsterdam, it is a thriving hub of entrepreneurs and artists, featuring creative workspaces, a cultural venue, a sustainable café, and even a floating bed & breakfast. Aligned with the core principles of the circular economy, it focuses on ‘closing loops’ on its local energy, nutrient, and waste cycles.
While touring De Ceuvel, we’ll visit Metabolic Lab where sustainable innovation agency Metabolic will unpack the De Ceuvel story and share their experiences on developing circular water systems with Dutch drinking water companies and utilities.
500 meters west of De Ceuvel, we will explore the 46 floating households of Schoonschip. This sustainable, on-water community divides wastewater through a vacuum system, running underneath a central jetty to a floating collection unit where useful organic material can be recovered by municipal utility, Waternet. Homes are built with a range of sustainable materials and the neighbourhood is linked by a smart microgrid that allows residents to trade energy with each other.
Wednesday 6 November, 14.00-18.00
14.00-15.30 Travel by boat from RAI to ‘De Ceuvel’
15.30-16.30 Tour around ‘De Ceuvel’
16.30-17.30 Tour through Amsterdam-Noord: City district in transition
17.30-18.00 Travel by bus from ‘De Ceuvel’ to RAI
€ 90,- (excl. taxes)