Creative Space to Rent

An inspirational meeting-place

Creative Space to Rent

The Westerdok Atelier is the place for a successful meeting or impressive presentation. The space can be rented for whole or part days, for a variety of activities; meetings, presentations, photo-shoots, private dinners and local community activities.

Subject to discussion, you can organise and manage your event yourself, or we will take care of it for you. Get in touch and let us know what you are looking for and we will discuss the possibilities with you. We will then supply a made-to-measure offer and quote.

The studios are located on the ground floor on the quay of the Westerdok, an eight-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station.

Our workshops have the following characteristics and equipment: –

Situated on the ground floor, the atelier is on the quayside of the Westerdok, only 8 minutes walk from Central Station in Amsterdam. The spacious surface area of almost 200 square metres of public space can easily be divided into two separate rooms. Both rooms are 4 meters tall and airy and light owing to the large windows.

The Westerdok Atelier has a bar and kitchen. The toilet facilities include a disabled toilet accessible by wheelchair complete with shower, a further toilet and a specially sized toilet for children.  Comfortably heated by underfloor heating, the ateliers have daylight lamps, theatre spotlights and dimmers. The flexible wooden podia can be arranged to suit every need.

A digital projector is in place and is connected to Apple TV. The screen is 240cm wide.  There is amplification for music, 2 microphones and, of course, WIFI internet connection. Also available – 25 pro-artists’ easels, a variety of tables and stackable chairs.


Looking to organise your own exhibition? In the weekends the atelier can also be used as a gallery. You can begin hanging your exhibition on the Friday afternoon in the quayside room. Your visitors can then attend your exhibition on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. If desired you can then dine with your guests on the Saturday or Sunday evening in the atelier. On Sunday afternoons you can open up the dividing wall to create just one large space for your guests from the two rooms. The walls are equipped with a picture hanging system for the artworks to be hung.  Work may also be presented on the easels whilst the wooden podium blocks can used to create a display tower.


Professionals in photography, advertising and television can use the atelier for their own shoots.  The especially tall windows supply lots of daylight. There are additional electrical groups available to provide electricity and extra light can be created using the available theatre spots.

Private dining

Why not invite friends, family or colleagues for a private dining experience or a reception which you are organising?   The atelier makes a great location for you to welcome your own guests. You can then decide yourself if you wish to bring in an external caterer, do your own catering using the kitchen or allow us to provide the catering.  This allows you to determine how formal or informal the event is.  Choose from buffet self-service, table service and how you wish to decorate and set out the venue including plus whether or not you wish to make use of our own tableware and equipment.  Should you wish us to provide the catering, then you can click here to view a number of menu/catering options.


Meetings can take on a new perspective when held at the Atelier Westerdok. Only minutes’ walk from Central Station, this in an ideal location to welcome your guests in a creative and inspiring environment.

The atelier is light and airy, spacious and multi-functional in a modern, industrial style. You or we can set out the building to receive your guests as you wish. Everything you need is on hand to facilitate your meeting. You can use large drawing-paper on an easel as a flip-chart.  There is a digital projector with Apple TV connection. The screen is 240cm wide.  There is amplification for music and 2 microphones as well as Internet WIFI.

Before, during and after your event, there are various options for catering for your guests.  Click here to view the various possibilities.