NDSM Lusthof | Studio Ossidiana

5 Jul
31 Dec
Entreekavel NDSM

Does greenery make public space meaningful? With NDSM Lusthof, Studio Ossidiana wonders what a green garden at NDSM means, when is a 'public' garden accessible and under what conditions? This is what NDSM Lusthof, launched by Stichting NDSM-werf at the location on the wharf where Sexyland used to be located, is about.

Lusthoven have a rich history as places that were meant to stimulate the senses. At the same time, they increasingly became an exclusive place for the wealthy owners to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. One example is the private Lusthoven at the banks of the Vecht river, where only wealthy people from Amsterdam used to go. With this contemporary NDSM Lusthof, Studio Ossidiana draws a parallel between the pleasure gardens of before and the courtyards of today's apartment complexes, which are often only accessible to owners or tenants.

NDSM Lusthof fits in with the mission of Stichting NDSM-werf to create a permanent NDSM Culture Wharf, with space for the imagination of (inter) national creators.

Practical information

NDSM Lusthof is only accessible for the public to enter inside the installation at specific times. On the rest of the days, the garden can be viewed from outside. NDSM Lusthof can be visited continuously, both during the day and in the evening. The plants inside the garden will grow with the seasons, so the garden will look different each time of year.

This installation was made possible by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, and Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.


As described above, NDSM Lusthof can only be entered from inside at specific times. Below is an overview of the events around NDSM Lusthof where you can enter the garden and see it from inside. You can get up this page (free) sign up for one of the events. Do you want to become an NDSM gardener? Then read here more information and sign up at vrijwilligers@ndsm.nl.

Tours: Sunday, September 1, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., by Arja Helmig.

Tea sessions: Friday, July 26, 15:00, Saturday, August 24, 15:00

Garden work by gardeners: every Tuesday and Friday morning

NDSM Children's Atelier: Wednesday, August 21, 14:00 - 17:00

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