What you'll do
I will welcome you through the intercom when you ring our doorbell and you will come find me through the flap-doors, down the stairs, at the end of the hallway around the corner. In our small atelier where we normally wrap our soaps i’ll introduce you to our collection of soaps. Look around in our place and come have a seat at our table. Soaps and Amsterdam are connected since 1530 and i’ll tell you all about that. There will be tea and coffee, water or lemonade upon request, and you get to choose one of our soaps to bring home. We will have a peak in the other atelier where we make our soaps. This is where all the delicious ingredients are. You will also see the soaps curing till wrapping time - resting in their drawers made of old fruitboxes. I will talk about the basics of soapmaking. Ask away! Then there is always time to stock up on our soaps, made by us, and you now will have seen where and how! Our soaps are officially registered under EU cosmetic rules, as all sold soaps should be. We love to have you!
At the beginning of the year 2015 we opened our doors as The Amsterdam Soapfactory in Amsterdam East. Here we make blocks of soap to shower with and others to wash your hair with and shower with. We use only organically grown oils and organic essential oils. Ofcourse palmoil-free. And yes, vegetarian and vegan, pure, artisan, fresh and made with love. Whoever needs or loves to volunteer for a while with us gets to see if this is the right place: we are a social firm. I myself worked seventeen years in youth healthcare and i learned that everyone needs to find and have their social network. And lets explore the worlds while wrapping our natural scented soaps in a brown protecting paper. Thats what we do at De Amsterdamsche Zeepfabriek. I believe doing things makes more happy. Creating better options are key: Shampoobars & fair economics!
We have a nice noisy coffeemaker that has organic Chiapas coffeebeans, a pot of tea and we can always make some fruitlemonade…
Our soapbars are 95 grams and will cost around €8,00, our shampoobars are yours for €9,00 each.
Where you'll be
Our ateliers are down below in a long grey hall in the cellar of a beautiful 1890 built house.. The house is facing a square and located in the middle of characteristic and charismatic Oosterparkbuurt. At the side of the house is our entrance. From the outside you could spot our windows. We share our building with residents upstairs and other artists, musicians and enterpreneurs at our downstairs.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 8 guests aged 16 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
We love it that you will come experience with us how our soapfactory works, and that you will be able to support our social firm. We are looking forward to meet!
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