Hemkade 18 (Hembrugterrein)
1506 PR Amsterdam – Zaandam
The Netherlands

Geospatial World Forum 2019 will be hosted in a unique event location located on the magnificently beautiful national heritage site at the Amsterdam North Sea Canal. The buildings of Taets are part of the industrial heritage on the Hembrug terrain, a monumental industrial terrain dating from 1897. The terrain has grown into a creative hotbed, to which craftsmanship and sustainability are central. On the Hembrug terrain, you can eat and drink, shop, visit a museum or take a look at the craftsmen studios. We look forward to hosting you in this spectacular industrial and historic venue!

Please note, the venue is not disabled-friendly. You may write to us for any assistance.

Accessibility to the Venue

  • Taets Art and Event Park is a venue situated in three extremely wonderful national monuments, Building 41 | Gallery & Theatre, Building 43 | Event Area & Meeting area and Hall 1 | Black Box.
  • These beautiful buildings are located next to the North Sea Canal near Amsterdam. Although the terrain’s character and its direct surroundings refer to days long gone, the location is fitted with all modern conveniences.
  • A high-speed train connects Zaandam and Schiphol (Amsterdam) Airport. It takes only 22 minutes to get from the airport to Zaandam.
  • A large number of open air parking facility is available in the venue free of cost.
  • Transportation within the city by bus connecting to various train, tram, subway, (green) taxi, water taxi or bike taxi.
  • Shuttle will be available from Zaandam station to venue

By Public Transport

You may use Google maps or following link to get the information of public transport to reach to the convention center:

By Car

From Amsterdam
Ring A10, direction Zaanstad
Exit Oostzaan, Zaandam-Zuid, Het Twiske
Turn right onto N516 / Kolkweg, direction Kolkweg-Noord, Zaandam-Zuid
After 3 kilometers (after the Den Uyl bridge) turn left to the N203 / Provincial road
Turn left after 250 meters (at the roundabout)
Follow the road and signs to Taets Art and Event Park

Shuttle Services

Shuttles will be available on a regular interval from Zaandam Station to Taets Art and Event Park and back. The schedule will be available online near to the conference.

Discover Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands. The city has a population of 851,373 within the city proper, 1,351,587 in the urban area, and 2,410,960 in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. It is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. The metropolitan area comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million.

Eat and Drink

Amsterdam certainly holds its own on the restaurant front, offering a culinary melting pot reflective of the city itself. Restaurants offer everything a hungry visitor craves: from Indonesian to tapas, and from Mediterranean to modern Dutch. When it comes to bars, it’s impossible to walk for more than 50ft in the city without stumbling across a cosy café or specialty bar, and indeed watching the world go by from the comfort of a canal side terrace bar is one of the most pleasurable ways to while away an afternoon in Amsterdam.

Things To do

Home to the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art, Museumplein is the cultural beating heart of Amsterdam. Having recently been renovated to a world class standard, the leafy 19th century district of Oud-Zuid is an art lover’s utopia, and the open square between the buildings pulses with activity all day; with open-air exhibitions, markets and a large paddling pool to dip your toes into on warmer days. In the winter months, the square transforms with a vast outdoor ice rink. Created in the 17th century to keep the sea at bay, Amsterdam’s UNESCO protected canal belt is the quintessential picture-postcard vision of Amsterdam, and an unbelievably pretty sight by both day and night - when the bridges are lit up by fairy lights and the whole area takes on a magical feel. Floating along the canals by guided boat tour is a great way to get under the fabric of the city.