Category: News (page 1 of 2)

Nieuws dat op de homepage komt

Klok op de Voorwerf!

De klok van het Scheepvaartmuseum (‘s Lands Zeemagazijn) is gerestaureerd en slaat sinds vorige week weer halve en hele uren.

Op werkdagen van 07:00 t/m 21:00u en op weekenddagen van 08:00u. t/m 21:00u.

Over de historie:

Tegelijkertijd met de inrichting van de Admiraliteitswerf in 1656 werd deze klok in de toren boven de poort van ‘s Lands Werf – het huidige Marineterrein – geplaatst. Het torenuurwerk sloeg elk heel uur en elk half uur en gaf meer dan 250 jaar de werk- en schaftijden van de arbeiders op de werf aan (en de buurt).

In 1822 werd de klokkentoren afgebroken en verplaatst naar het Zeemagazijn, het huidige Scheepvaartmuseum. Aan de buitenkant van het gebouw werd een nieuwe wijzerplaat aangebracht. Rond 1900 kreeg de klok een nieuwe ankergang, een zogenaamde Grahamgang, naar ontwerp van de Engelsman George Graham. Met deze nieuwe ankergangen was de tijdsaanduiding veel nauwkeuriger dan voorheen. In 1915 werd de werf gesloten en kreeg het gebied een andere functie. Vanwege de cultuurhistorische waarde is de klok bewaard gebleven.

[event] 21 May VR Demo Roboat

Dear Marineterrein community,

Next Tuesday, May 21 at 5:00 PM, AMS Institute is organizing a short VR demonstration of our Roboat project together with our partner MIT. Students from our MSc MADE program have designed a VR demo in 2 days, supervised by the MIT design team. In the VR demo, you can experience what it’s like to take a boat ride in the self-driving Roboats through the canals of Amsterdam!

We are happy to invite you to experience this VR demo and give feedback on the designs and demo of the Roboats. We have room for about 30 people. It’s very low key, and there is something to drink of course. So, if you feel like it, you are very welcome to join!

Hopefully, see you on Tuesday 22 May at 17:00, at AMS Institute, building 27W, 2nd floor. RSVP via e-mail:

Kind regards on behalf of

Head of Research and Valorization
Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions
Roboat VR Workshop by MIT
At AMS Institute we design solutions for urban challenges, and educate tomorrow’s engineers. We develop a deep understanding of the city and research & valorize interdisciplinary metropolitan solutions to integrate these into the city of Amsterdam.

[Survey] Sport & the Marineterrein

[call] July 18 football rematch

Note: the date of this match has changed from May 16 to July 18!

Calling on all footballers!

Last month, a team of footballers from many community members of the Marineterrein joined forces in a match against the Marine Etablissement Amsterdam (Ministry of Defense). In the end, it was a close call, we lost.

Next month, it’s time for a rematch! So if you enjoy playing football, like to get to know other people that work or study on the Marineterrein and celebrate our victory (fingers crossed) over MEA with a drink or two, sign up for this tradition in the making!

Date: 18 July. at 16.00 hours (2 x 35 minutes)

Want to play? Send a message to
Want to watch the game and support your colleagues? Send a message to

[event] May 19 Open Door Day Expeditie Oosterdok

Sunday, May 19th, 12.00 – 18.00 hours; Open Door Day Expeditie Oosterdok. 20 organizations around the Oosterdok open their doors, presenting over 75 free activities. See the full program here.

Marineterrein program from 12.00 – 17.00 hours

  • Pimp my sneaker (12+, workshops) 12.00-13.30 and 15.00-16.00 hours. Location: entrance via Clubhouse, Building 027 E.
  • Virtual Reality Racing, from 12.00 to 17,00 hours. Location: entrance via Clubhouse, Building 027 E.
  • Live music at Pension Homeland from 13.00 – 17.00 hours. Location: Building 006.
  • Guided tours Homeland Brewery, continuously from 13.00 – 17.00 hours. Location: Building 027 O.
  • The Amsterdam Water Games, demo, from 13.00 – 16.00 hours. Location: harbour Marineterrein.
  • Boarding place Oosterdok ferry: Commander’s house (building 001, waterfront)

About  Expeditie Oosterdok

The Oosterdok is an international, innovative city quarter in Amsterdam. ‘Expeditie Oosterdok’ is a collaboration of dozens of cultural institutions and companies around the water of the Oosterdok. Discover the innovative programs of museums, music houses, a library and companies of the future.

[invitation] May 21 Sneak Preview Building 025

Building 025 will soon be taken into use again. The founders of Codam and Pension Homeland have joined forces and will bring back life into the entire building. Downstairs is still under construction and will be transformed into a  cooking school and canteen that will serve low budget, no waste, healthy lunches and dinners – starting in August. The rooms upstairs are as good as ready to accommodate scientists, students and other professionals who are temporarily working at the Marineterrein.

The community of the Marineterrein is welcome to take the first look inside on May 21, between 16.00 and 18.00 hours. See for yourself what this unique place can mean for you.

We hope to see you there!

On behalf of
Koen Vollaers, Pension Homeland
Corinne Vigreux, Codam
Liesbeth Jansen, Office Marineterrein Amsterdam


[sport] May 28 Start Chi Kung at the Voorwerf

Do you want to start your day relaxed and full of energy? Meridian Chi Kung is a standing movement that you can do anywhere. The exercises have a deep effect on your energy system. By moving mindfull you build peace, strength and flexibility. You also prevent physical complaints this way. Above all, you get pleasure (back) in moving. A participant says: “The movements are so natural, it’s like I’ve always known them.”

  • By: Koen Tangelder
  • Dates: Tuesday 28 May, 4, 11, 18 and 25 June and 2 July (if it rains, the class will be canceled)
  • Time: from 8.30 am to 9.30 am
  • Location: Voorwerf Marineterrein, Kattenburgerstraat 5, Amsterdam.
  • Costs: € 5.00 per class
  • To participate: mail to or app to 06 83 990 992
  • More info:

[invitation] June 4 community drinks at Amsterdam Economic Board/Amsterdam Smart City

You and your colleagues are invited to join the next community get-together on June 4th, hosted by Amsterdam Economic Board/Amsterdam Smart City in their brand new office in Building 002A at the Voorwerf.  We start off with a welcoming speech by Nina Tellegen, director of AmecBoard. Special guests this time will be Defensity College and some new community members who will introduce themselves to you.

Program Thursday, June 4th

16.45  walk-in, Building 002 A
17.15  welcome by Nina Tellegen,  meet Defensity College and new community members
17.30 – 19.00  hours drinks & bites

RSVP to, mentioning June 4th.

We hope to see you there!

On behalf of
Nina Tellegen (AmecBoard) and Liesbeth Jansen (Bureau Marineterrein Amsterdam)

[finall call] June 17-21 Designsprint WeMakeThe.City

During WeMakeThe.City – from June 17 to 21 –  Bureau Marineterrein Amsterdam is organizing a Design Sprint together with IJsfontein. The goal is to solve at least one of the most urgent social issues that are currently troubling the neighborhood, by using the full potential of the innovating powers at the Marineterrein. Next to our neighbors from Kattenburg, AMS Institute, Codam and Clubhouse/La Bolleur have joined this project. We only need two more community members of the Marineterrein to participate part time.

So, if you think you can make a positive contribution to this exciting project, and you have some spare time (1 or 2 days) please step forward!

Just send an email to and she will be in touch with you.



[final call] Training: BHV

What to do in case of burns or accidents? This spring, Bureau Marineterrein will take on a ‘Bedrijfshulpverlening’ (BHV) course at the Marineterrein and invites community members to join in. Costs will be around 140 € per person. If you are interested to participate, please let us know before 31 May, via, and don’t forget to mention ‘BHV’.

Older posts