Editor:  De Redactie • Publication:  01 January 2018




A prominent feature in the west of Amsterdam, the Westergasfabriek is one of the city’s thriving creative hotspots. There’s always something going on at Westergasfabriek, the buzzing creative complex at Westerpark. Once the city’s gasworks, this collection of former industrial buildings is now one of Amsterdam’s most exciting and vibrant creative hubs, and home to a variety of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. Westergasfabriek hosts a busy schedule of exhibitions, food markets, festivals and cultural events, so you’ll always find something new to discover.

 The Westergasfabriek is a modern, renovated building in a modern park

One of the most characteristic event venues and recreational areas of Amsterdam, minutes away from the city centre, is popular for its festivals, exhibitions and markets, such as the Sunday Market and NeighbourFood Market. Westergasfabriek houses a large number of attractive shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife with a contemporary offering. Perfect for a relaxing afternoon or exciting evening and night out. Would you rather escape the bustle of the city? Then find a nice spot in the grass of nearby Westerpark and enjoy the silence.

Together the Westergasfabriek and the Westerpark are an iconic location in Amsterdam West. It is the place where people gather on weekends or sunny days. Relax on the gras or waddle a little in the water at the park to cool off.

A day at the Westergasfabriek

There’s no better way to begin your day at Westergasfabriek than with a delicious croissant and a fresh cup of coffee at De Bakkerswinkel. Coffee lovers might hit up the De Epressofabriek for an authentic cup of espresso. Wander around the terrain, see what events are up or chill in the park. Later, enjoy a drink and snack on the WestergasTerras: a family-friendly establishment popular with Amsterdammers and tourists alike. In the mood for a craft beer? Troost Brouwerij, one of the newest beer makers in the city, is happy to show you all there is to know about brewing beer. Stay to sample the brewery’s many beer specialties. Are you more of a wine connoisseur? Why not stop at Wester Wijnfabriek, a distinctive winemaker and shop? To cool off, you can also stop by IJscuypje, the ice cream is so good it even scored a place on our Best Ice Cream in Amsterdam list. Are you in the mood for something sweet, but not ice cream? Then you can stop by the Tony’s Chocolonely store

Westergas Yoga Westergasfabriek Outside Westergasfabriek Terrace Westerpark

Food at the Westergasfabriek

When it comes to eating, you have a lot to choose from at Westergasfabriek. Immerse yourself in oriental atmospheres in nomadic restaurant Rainerai or enjoy excellent cocktails and seafood at Mossel & Gin. Nearby, Pacific Park is an interesting rock ‘n’ roll bar and restaurant. Enjoy your favourite bands and the interesting menu four days a week. Raïnaraï is the nomadic restaurant with an Algerian kitchen. Chef Laurent Khellout is the master of this kitchen and surprises guests with tasty treats and thrilling dishes. Cant choose? We recommend ordering the Malika, Zineb or the Mechèwe.

Entertainment at the Westergasfabriek

Are you a film fanatic? A little further down the road, Het Ketelhuis is Amsterdam’s only open-air cinema with an attractive program featuring art-house films, classics and blockbusters. Ton Ton Club brings you back to the seventies and eighties; this arcade is worth visiting with friends. Pacific Park has live music nights and is one of the best places to have a drink!

Festivals at the Westergasfabriek

Besides that the Westergasfabriek is alo home to the Gashouder, one of the event locations. Many festivals and conferences are held here throughout the year. One of the must famous events in The Gashouder are the indoor Awakenings Festivals, during these nights house-fanatics gather to party into the early hours.

But it is not the only festival held at the Westergas-grounds. Far from it! Almost every weekend there is a new event at the Westergasfabriek. From various food festivals such as the vegan food festival, film festivals, sneak previews, Milkshake festival, Art festivals, the monthly Sunday markets and many other events this is really the place to be in Amsterdam west. If you always want to be up-to-date with the latest info on events at the Westergasfabriek keep an eye on their Facebook page.

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