The historical Werf ’t Kromhout (Kromhout Shipyard) on the Hoogte Kadijk in Amsterdam has become famous for its legendary Kromhout engines. The Westkap (West roof) and Oosthal (East Hall), both industrial monuments, were built around 1880. In 1967, the shipyard’s activities came to a halt and this unique site on the Nieuwe Vaart canal was prepared for demolition. Thanks to a large contribution by the Prins Bernhard Fonds (a cultural fund), the shipyard was saved in 1975. The Westkap is still used as a shipyard and is surrounded by old vessels, while a large part of the Oosthal houses the collection of the Kromhout Museum, creating a unique atmosphere.
This special maritime location on the Nieuwe Vaart is excellent for dinners, receptions, lectures and business presentations. The hall is available for rent every day of the week except Tuesday. On that day, the museum is open to the public. The Oosthal can be rented out for various events. The solid, sturdy floor between the Kromhout engines (still in working order), is suitable for all kinds of events. The hall is also conducive to daytime activities such as lectures, workshops and presentations for up to 200 people. For a dinner event, the hall will seat 175 and for a reception the maximum is 250 people.