Home » Middenfabriek


Unique Elements
  • Unique staircase
  • Authentic boilers
  • Industrial pillars
  • 3000-tonne car lift
Contact us download brochure

The beating heart of SugarFactory and the primary event space is the Middenfabriek (‘centre factory’). Dating from 1863, the Middenfabriek is one of the few remaining factory buildings from that period in the Netherlands. During the sugar factory’s peak days, the Middenfabriek was the most important building in the sugar production process.

Reminders of the venue’s industrial past can still be found in the gigantic copper kettles, staggering heights and industrial staircase. Even a car lift is one of our assets, that reaches up to the first floor – ideal for making an entrance or a product launch.

The Middenfabriek can be split into an east and west segment, ideal to create different areas. Also, there are smaller sub-spaces like the ‘Sugar Houses’ on the first floor, perfect as a production or breakout room!

The Middenfabriek can be connected to the Binnenstraat, Pulppersloods and a courtyard garden.

VR + Facts
Middenfabriek ground floor I
Maximum capacity 3750 persons

Ground floor: 3000 persons
First floor: 750 persons


Ground floor: 2.058 m2
First floor: 1.525 m2
Third floor (VIP deck): 240 m2


Height: 6 tot 23 metres
Length: 68 metres
Width: 30 metres

  • Freight lift (3000 ton capacity)
  • Maximum floor loading 500 kg/m2
  • Roller door (vehicle accessible)
  • 950-Mbit WiFi
  • Water supply
  • Power outlets
  • Heating
  • Working lighting
  • LED lighting
  • Rigging
  • Spacious toilets
  • Dressing-room entrance
  • Production offices entrance
  • Entrance hall access
  • Courtyard access
Download brochure
The industrial location for your event!
8000 m2 evenementenruimte 8.000 m2 event space
capaciteit-personen up to 5.775 pax
parkeerplek-icon private parking spaces
autolift icon car lift up to 3 kiloton
wifi icon 950 mbit wifi
station icon train station <1 km
cases - events in the Middenfabriek

The voice of Holland

TV recordings/production View case

SugarFactory was the Netherlands’ oldest sugar factory, operating from 1863 to 1992 and owned by CSM Suiker. The air was full of steam, the din of cranes and other machinery, and the smell of sugarbeet.

Since 2002, it has been undergoing redevelopment by the Cobraspen Group, transforming it into a unique event location while keeping the factory itself fully intact. It incorporates all the advanced technology you’d expect from a modern event venue, but this has been done subtly and with respect for the factory’s character.

The unique décor is testimony to the former sugar factory’s industrial grandeur, and it is still making history with many memorable events.

Watch video
Organise your own event

Our site is the perfect venue for your event. Feel free to contact us for ideas and suggestions.

contact us