SugarCity Events has over 10,000 square metres of industrial event space in use. It offers a unique combination of original features from the sugar factory that operated on the site from 1863 to 1992, and the very latest technology. The high ceilings, multi-storey spaces, impressive atriums and other historic details provide a rugged industrial setting for a wide range of events. Each space has a history of its own, making SugarCity Events unique. Because the spaces can be used individually or in combination, the possibilities are endless.
The factory is full of rooms and sealed-off passageways awaiting repurposing, and as SugarCity Events continues to grow, the range of options will expand as well. The entire site is undergoing redevelopment and becoming increasingly busy, and a new hotel is scheduled to open next to the factory, so visitors will be able to stay onsite before or after your event.
Sustainability has been a priority throughout the transformation from sugar factory to event venue, with the emphasis on preserving the original building and reusing existing materials.
Amsterdam (Halfweg), The Netherlands.
Industrial event venue former sugar factory.
Original industrial entourage.
From sugar factory to industrial event venue
SugarCity Events was The Netherlands’ oldest sugar factory, operating from 1863 to 1992 and owned by CSM Suiker. The air was full of steam, the din of cranes and other machinery, and everyone that passed the Binnentuin could smell the sugar.
Since 2002, it has been undergoing redevelopment by the Cobraspen Group, transforming it into a unique event location while keeping the factory itself fully intact. It incorporates all the advanced technology you’d expect from a modern event venue, but this has been done subtly and with respect for the factory’s character.
The unique décor is testimony to the former sugar factory’s industrial grandeur. Many memorable events have been held at the factory, so it continues to make history.
CONVENIENT EVENT LOCATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
SugarCity Events is located in Halfweg, between Amsterdam and Haarlem. The venue is easy to get to by car and public transport. Halfweg-Zwanenburg station is right outside the door, with several trains an hour from Amsterdam and Haarlem, and the former sugar factory is also easily accessible by road. It has its own parking and if you’re expecting international guests, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is only 15 minutes’ drive away!