3D Print Canal House

3D Print Canal House, Amsterdam: Hours, Address, 3D Print Canal House Reviews: 4/5

3D Print Canal House
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11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Worlds' first 3D Printed Canal House, linking science, design, construction and community, at an open expo and building site in Amsterdam.
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Adam T
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam12 contributions
Solo
When I found out about this place I was desperate to visit. All materials online pointed towards it being a simple case of turning up. Its not like that anymore, you need to book a full tour (up to a week in advance) or turn up on their open day (I think Weds) but not even sure if they are doing that anymore. Was disappointed as really wanted to see this technology in action and to find out in more detail how its being applied.
Written March 7, 2016
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FionaL_11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands822 contributions
Solo
Don't get your hopes up - the full scale 3D printed house isn't built yet. You can see the scale models, the plans and chunks of 3D printed building blocks - less than I expected, but on the other hand the possibilities are really excitng. Imagine the potential for constructing emergency housing in disaster zones using recycled plastic. A really inspiring architectural experiment. I will return again when there is more to see.

It is a bit of a jaunt to make a ferry crossing just to see the 3D canal house. I would recommend combining with a visit to the EYE film museum. It is about 15 minutes walk from there to the Canal House construction site.
Written September 18, 2015
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LWL3333
Wellington, FL18,100 contributions
Couples
I can't say enough positive about this construction site just across the ferry behind Centraal Station. A crew of international architects and students is constructing an entire Amsterdam-style canal house with a giant 3D printer. So far they have printed out one room of the 9 rooms planned, and some furniture. The process extrudes liquid plastic in strips which are fashioned into walls, floors, etc. We bought a set of 4 wine glasses made on a smaller 3D printer, each thin plastic glass very different from the others. Highly recommended as a look into the future of housing construction.
Written October 15, 2014
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Drew
Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand36 contributions
Couples
Not sure if this is still open, we went to the direct location of the house but couldn’t find it. I was really looking forward to it.
Written September 1, 2019
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Rasmus B
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Business
Great and engaging short tour and eager to answer questions, though most of them seamed to be answered by the tour. Exciting reseach going on here in the field of 3D printing.
Written September 25, 2017
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pctl
Atlanta, GA34 contributions
Couples
Interesting use of 3D printing technology for housing. Smaller than what we expected. Unrelated, but across the street is a school built using prefab containers.
Written July 4, 2015
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IndiraIra
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands406 contributions
Solo
This is unique in terms of architectural experiment as well as 3D printing. The research here is path breaking, into various aspects such as printing materials for outdoor, construction techniques for printed material etc. The place exhibits, as it researches. Very few research facilities show their work, as they work this is one of them. You can see the printed working, as it makes the latest part of the house. There are other objects like chairs and models which are also on display. There is a shop, and you get a variety of objects on sale, which have been printed at site. There is a small fee of 2.50 euro, which includes an audio tour. This is a must see place for designers and architects.
Written June 6, 2015
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LWL3333
Wellington, FL18,100 contributions
Couples
This attraction is difficult to describe. They have a large 3D printer set up outdoors and little by little they are printing an entire Amsterdam-style canal house from extruded liquid plastic including the furniture and housewares, in addition to the actual structure itself. So far they have printed one room plus some furniture. The process is fascinating. There is an international cast of university architecture and science students on hand to run the place and answer (in English) any questions. I am shocked that no one has written a review of this wonderful attraction thus far, but I'm sure there will be lots more in the near future as word spreads about what they are doing here. To get there you need to take the free ferry behind the Centraal Station and walk about 10 minutes. Their website provides good directions. You can buy various items made on the printer. We bought a set of 4 different styles and colors of fully functional wine glasses as a one-of-a-kind gift for friends.
Written September 14, 2014
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