The Playground

Not just another boring event venue. A beautiful industrial space with a stage, a bar, technical equipment. Perfect for your exhibitions, lectures, brainstorm days, Meetups, team workshops, hackathons, performances, you name it! Our building, the former Shell Laboratorium, is located just across Central Station. A relaxed 4-minute ferry ride will ease your way in the event you are organizing or headed for, and with only a 14-minute train trip our venue is perfect for international audiences coming from all over the world.

*Corona-proof capacity: up to 30 people


Find some inspiration on our Facebook page or Instagram or get an impression of the space from these event organizers:

Art-Up incubator program 2020 organized by Art-Up founders Jon Heemsbergen and Anne Houwing

Cultuurbrouwerij organized by Museumnacht​​

Influencer Marketing organized by My Daily Shot of Culture

Canon Instameet organized by Canon and Studio Polat

Amsterdam Bereikbaarheid organized by Storydiggers with Gemeente Amsterdam



Limited offer: get 20% discount on event space The Playground with code INALAB20​

Get an offer

Or contact us: 0208202363 or 


Request a quote and get in touch! We try to respond within 24 hours and would like to confirm a reservation one week in advance of the meeting or event itself, so that we can make sure you are 100% well prepared!


  • Plenary space with stage and bar space;
  • Projector and screen;
  • Sound and microphones;
  • Light program;
  • Live-streaming option;
  • Catering services by The Coffee Virus

Additional services:

  • Collaboration with our Members
  • Meet with the A Lab team for personal advice on your event (based upon request)
  • Furniture & decoration
  • Cleaning service 
  • Staff: Event Manager & Security
  • Technical Equipment & Support


  • € 170 per hour during work hours
  • € 85 per hour for members
  • € 200 per hour in evening & weekends
  • € 1000 per day including use of technical equipment & cleaning service
  • € 500 per day for members including use of technical equipment & cleaning service