Travel: Amsterdam hotspot 'De Ceuvel'

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De Ceuvel is an extraordinary place close to the bustling city center of Amsterdam. It was built with little money but plenty of goodwill and creative collaboration. Here’s how practical idealism combined with innovative energy magically created a new way of living together.

De Ceuvel consists of 17 boats – 17 studios offering work spaces – and a café. One of the boats is for rent for businesses or meetings, one is used for dance classes, yoga sessions and movie nights. The Ceuvel Association has about 40 permanent members; together they are responsible for running the place and maintaining it. The official opening was on June 21, 2014. De Ceuvel has been regularly featured in the media, both at home and abroad. For instance with this article in The New York Times. They won numerous awards since opening, such as the Dare Devil Award, a prestigious award in the hotel and restaurant industry as well as a Dutch Design Award. Architects and students from all over the world come visit for the tour and for lectures.

De Ceuvel
Korte Papaverweg 2-6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Photography Mirjam Bleeker