Dutch, English
1 month
Paid by host 

A workspace and a cute little private accommodation. (Wifi and bike are included). We will also help you feel comfortable with your workspace or housing. However, money for material and food is not included. Neither are travel expenses.

Paid by artist 

We ask €450 to cover a part of the costs. It is possible to write you an invitation letter to help in raising a fund.

Application guidelines 

Please send in via

- Your cv

- Your website / portfolio

- 2 or 3 images of your work along with a few lines about why you made the work

- The reason why you'd like to apply for a residency specific at NDSM Treehouse?

- What would your plan be, while working at our studio for one month?



NDSM Treehouse

NDSM Treehouse


NDSM Treehouse provides workspace for artists. The Treehouse offers workspace for artists who want to be in Amsterdam for a month and develop & show their work or inventions in this area.
The NDSM Treehouse offers working facilities, ready to be used by individual artists or larger groups. This project runs a gallery and a large guest studio.
We strive to provide a respectful, comfortable and productive environment, freeing artists from the pressures and distractions of daily life.
The treehouse is a natural, organic countermovement to modern citylife. It wants to point out that it is very important to embrace all living things, such as plants, animals in daily city/urban life. In order to grow strong and evolve, we need to invite different DNA, and learn from other people who might have a different point of view.
This project is about connecting people, creating friendships and sharing new visions about modern society.

At NDSM werf, it’s about natural ingredients like wind and rain, rust and weed. They all play a role.
Weed is growing from the concrete, the steel erodes by the heavy weather. Natures influences seems to have more freedom to play here, compared to the city center. At the same time the human attempts in taking control. A new hotel is being build and an old building is being involved. The balance in influence between the human and nature develops and is not yet determined.
Culture vs nature, young vs old, neatly vs rough, organic vs Genetically Modified (GM), bottem up vs top down, commercial vs social, experimental vs traditional, rules vs freedom, expensive vs cheap, professional vs amateuristic, ideal vs pragmatic, beauty vs ugliness, conservative vs liberal.
This melting pot houses several dynamics and contradictions. We invite those artists who'd like to react to this situation. 


Each resident will have the opportunity to exhibit his/her work at NDSM Treehouse or at a more suitable location.

Accommodation Information 

As a part of our residency, we have the cutest camper on a 5 minute walking distance from the residence workspace. Shower, kitchen, bed linen and towels, wifi and bike are included.

Studio Information 

1 portacabin / offshore container

6x2,50x2,50M / 12x3x2,50  see picture

Technical Information 

220 Volt only.

The PickUp club is near, inside the bigger building. Different tools, instruments and theatre technical stuff are present.



NDSM is an old industrial area which is being transformed into a creative city zone. Once, big ships illustrated the landscape. Nowadays, modern studios, cafes and event organizations are all part of the creative boost that NDSM Amsterdam is currently giving to the Dutch capital. MTV Europe, Red Bull Europe and Greenpeace are some of the bigger organizations at NDSM.

Marc Koolen, BackUp Theaterinitiatieven,
t.t.Neveritaweg 15n4
1033WB Amsterdam
0031 (0) 626250644

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