Winery? Workspace?

Chateau Amsterdam is the first city winery in the Netherlands. Grapes from Europe, wine from Amsterdam. Made by two generations, since 2017. We’re also a workspace for creative companies and a workplace for 65 creative professionals. Meeting space and meeting place for external parties looking for a moment of reflection and inspiration. Event space for food, drinks, music, yoga and film related activities. All under one roof in an old factory hall in Amsterdam-Noord on the IJ.

Why it’s a good idea

When Remy came home from school aged fifteen, there were 3 concealed bottles of wine on the dining table plus a tasting sheet next to it with his name on it. withoutpressure of course, haha! A typical case of just getting stuck in. And when Moses didn’t come to the mountain, the decision was reached to bring the mountain to Moses. City Wineries are a model that’s becoming increasingly popular, especially in the United States. In Europe there are a few and in the Netherlands we are the first. Making your own wine is a dream, especially if the winemaker is your father. But from a wider perspective, wine has a deeper meaning relating to friendship, enjoyment and care for our planet. Wine brings people together, and wine makes people patient. Or as one of our farmers likes to say: “the greatest philosopher in this company is on the table”.

Chateau in the press

Once in a while we are mentioned in articles of interviews. We try to collect those pieces here below so you can read all about it. Most of the articles are in Dutch but we didn’t want to withhold them.

26-10-2019 | het Parool
Harold Hamersma had a bottle of 'Lucky Lucy'

Harold Hamersma writes a nice piece in het Parool on a weekly base together with Misses Hamersma on great food and wine pairings. This week they featured our ‘Lucky Lucy’.

Read the article (dutch)
19-10-2019 | Perswijn
Perswijn visited the winery

Magda van der Rijst visited the winery for ‘Perswijn’ to see what we were up to here in Amsterdam-Noord. She joined us during harvest season and interviewed Tom to get to know all the ins and outs!

Read here about here visit (dutch)
Team chateau

A group of pioneers with their roots in the south of the country found their way to Amsterdam, just like the grapes. Some are connected by blood, others by wine, but we operate as one family and apply a business philosophy in which 4 values are central.

  • Rush Slowly: be attentive, dare to make decisions, be patience
  • Be decisive with an open hart: be honest about your intentions and honest
  • On Seaday it is possible: pioneering is improvising; Don’t be discouraged, but keep playing and dare to ask others to think together
  • Together we are a family; for everyone there is a place, being vulnerable is allowed and we design for more than a generation

Chateau is impressed by the new Netflix documentary ‘Our Planet‘ and is gratefully inspired by Sir David Attenborough’s four tips for a more sustainable world.

 - Chateau Amsterdam Tom Veugen
Tom Veugen

Commercial director

 - Chateau Amsterdam Valeria Lanz
Valeria Lanz

Administration / illustrations

 - Chateau Amsterdam Jos Harrewijn
Jos Harrewijn

Winemaker, oenologist, beekeeper and father of Remy

 - Chateau Amsterdam Remy Harrewijn
Remy Harrewijn

General manager and founder, son of Jos and Rita

 - Chateau Amsterdam Joni Sloesen
Joni Sloesen

Service manager / sommelier

 - Tom Walter
Tom Walter

Website

 - Deni Harrewijn
Deni Harrewijn

Logistics, Son van Jos en Rita, brother of Remy

 - Ewout Carel
Ewout Carel

Innovation Workspace

 - Rita Harrewijn
Rita Harrewijn

Tour guide for club outings, oenologist and mother of Remy

 - Cas Marien
Cas Marien

Operational director and service manager workspace

 - Chateau Amsterdam Arno Janssen
Arno Janssen

Assistant winemaker and drill operator

 - Chateau Amsterdam Esmee Langereis
Esmee Langereis

Assistant winemaker and wine journalist

 - Frits Gielens
Frits Gielens

Financial director ad interim

 - Krijn Versprille
Krijn Versprille

Accountant and bookkeeper

Our teachers
 - Jo Pfisterer - Alois Lageder - Chateau Amsterdam
Jo Pfisterer - IT

Oenologist at Alois Lageder from Sud-Tirol and teacher of Jos

 - Gerog Meissner - Chateau Amsterdam
Georg Meissner - IT

Creative director at Alois Lageder and professor biodynamics at the University of Geisenheim, also teacher of Jos