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Middenfabriek - Hackathon

Unique Elements
  • Unique staircase
  • Authentic boilers
  • Industrial pillars
  • 3,000-tonne freight lift
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The Middenfabriek, built in 1863, is the heart of SugarCity Events. As soon as you come in you understand why. Immediately upon entering you will get a view of the impressive atrium with no fewer than three storeys. Reminders of the building’s original purpose are everywhere you look: boilers, pillars, machinery. It makes an inspirational setting for a hackathon.

More and more companies are investing in this concept, which originated in Silicon Valley. At 6,000 square metres, the Middenfabriek is SugarCity Events’ biggest space, making it perfect for hackathons. Its many period details provide an unusual backdrop, and it offers space for accompanying events and catering facilities.

And because a standard internet connection is not enough where hackathons are concerned, we have a high-power WiFi network. You can also combine different spaces to meet the specific needs of your hackathon. Beyond Banking organised a highly successful hackathon at SugarCity Events.

The Middenfabriek is connected to the Pulppersloods and Binnenstraat event spaces.

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Middenfabriek ground floor I
Maximum capacity 6500 persons

Ground floor: 5000 persons
First floor: 700 persons
Second floor: 490 persons
Third floor: 150 persons


Ground floor: 2.058 m2
First floor: 1.525 m2
Second floor: 1.725 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
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The industrial location for your event!
100 up to 300 parking spaces

SugarCity Events 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.

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