Cobraspen Group has been working on the redevelopment of the former CSM Suikerfabriek site in Halfweg since 2000. The whole area is being tackled and transformed into the new area: SugarCity.

The SuikerSilo’s, where sugar used to be stored, have been converted into ultramodern showrooms and offices. The 21,000 m2 factory is used as an events location with an office space, and in 2020 the 20,000 m2 ‘Amsterdam The Style Outlets‘ opened: a high-end fashion outlet with over a hundred shops.

Besides retail, there will also be various catering facilities, a marina, a large supermarket, and a 400-room hotel with space for events and conferences. In short, the place where business and leisure come together perfectly!


Amsterdam (Halfweg), the Netherlands.


Transformation of the former territory of the CSM Sugar factory.


Mixture of new constructions and transformations of existing buildings.

SugarCity logo


Former CSM Sugar factory territory

The sugar factory in Halfweg opened in 1863. Here, beets were processed into sugar for many years. In 1919, the sugar factory merged and was renamed the Centrale Suiker Maatschappij. The sugar activities gradually took a smaller share in the company. This led to the closure of the sugar factory in Halfweg in 1992.

The closing of the sugar factory left about 110,000 m2 of surface available for redevelopment. In 2000, Cobraspen acquired the site and started the redevelopment under the new area name: SugarCity.

SugarCity is a very valuable historical site and is regarded as unique industrial heritage. In 2007, SugarCity was included in the HollandRoute of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.


Good accessibility

Right in front of the SugarCity area, you will find the NS-station Halfweg-Zwanenburg. Trains to Haarlem and Amsterdam depart here several times an hour.

SugarCity is easy to reach by car via the various A- and N-roads. Moreover, the terrain has its own parking spaces. SugarCity is also easily accessible for international guests. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is only 15 minutes away.


For the true shopaholics

A visit to ‘Amsterdam The Style Outlets’ is a real must! Nowhere else in the surrounding area will you find such an outlet centre. Amsterdam The Style Outlets offers an exclusive mix of international and Dutch top brands, divided over more than 100 shops. Here you will find high-end brands such as Guess, The Kooples, Karl Lagerfeld, Nike and many more. In between shopping, relax at one of the cafés and treat yourself to some delicious food!


Work in our iconic Sugar Silos

Where piles of sugar used to be stored, piles of ideas are now generated. The iconic SuikerSilo’s have been transformed into ultramodern showrooms and offices for creative businesses.

Sustainability was a top priority in the redevelopment of the SuikerSilos. For example, the silos have been awarded energy label ‘A’ and sustainable energy is being used thanks to a heat and power plant.

Where during the day the unique windows stand out, at night the towers change into a sparkling play of colours. In short, the SuikerSilo’s are perfect for those looking for a dynamic working environment!

Location of SugarCity