The Creative Garden - Workshops & Activities

Date: Jun 25th - Oct 1st             Time: 12h - 18h           Free entrance

Garden open from now until Oct 1st during daytime until 18h!

Treehouse NDSM would like to welcome you to its out-of-soil garden and terrasse during the summer to chill out and do some learning and artistic activities. In the upcoming period, there are plenty of fun workshops and things planned! Artistic activities are always followed by drinks and vegan food by Vegan Bear Chef!


To register to the courses and intro session, send an email to

June 25

14h-16h: Plant painting workshop with Chinese brush and black ink with Esther Kin (NL/EN)

You see a lot of organic, flowing lines in nature and that's exactly what ink and brush are also good at.
In this 2-hour workshop you will explore how to get this natural movement in your fingers.

16h-17h: Seed and plant introduction with Kris Gonzalez (SP/EN)
Learn about different seeds and the cycle of plant life.

July 23

14h-16h: Help the Treehouse Tree to bloom - family workshop by Eveline Alders (NL/EN)
Adults / Kids from 7 years old with parent

Do you want to join this family workshop and create your own personal leaf to add to the Treehouse Tree? Use the materials (embroidery, collage etc…) and examples we provide or bring your own. Anything goes.

16h-17h: Natural pesticides introduction by Kris Gonzalez (SP/EN)
You will learn about natural pesticides and fertilisers to use in the city.

Followed by drinks!

August 20

14h-16h: Paint workshop by Ossa Kierkegaard (NL/EN)

16h-17h: Medicinal herbs and tea introduction by Kris Gonzalez (SP/EN)
You will be taught about how to recognise medicinal herbs and make tea to use their magic power!

Followed by drinks!

September 17

14h-16h: Gardening with clay workshop by Dejana (EN)
The participants will imprint plants (leaves, flowers, plants) into clay and then they can choose to make thee cup or some other useful form.

16h-17h: Ink from plants - introduction by Kris Gonzalez (SP/EN)
Have you ever tried to make ink with plants? Join this session to connect with you creative side

Followed by drinks!

October 1

Garden party

Music, kids workshops and shared meal

12h-14h: Shared meal – Everyone brings something to eat

14h-16h: 2D and 3D Photo Collage Kid Workshop for 6-10 year olds by Helga van Stralen.
Together we make our own little garden out of paper and enjoy nature in our own creation.

16h-17h30: Pick it up before you go-go by NDSM Clan Up
Reinventing a clean neighbourhood together with the community

16h-18h : Music by Treehouse Musicians

June 25, 2023
Kris Gonzalez
Esther Kin
Ossa Kierkegaard
Dejana Vuckovic Simovic
Helga van Stralen
tt. neveritaweg 55-57
1033 WB Amsterdam, NH