Flavor makers of Lab-44

LAB-44 TASTERS

There are various monumental buildings on the Hembrug site, one of them is a formerly laboratory. This property has been given a unique appeal with the arrival of Lab-44; a multifunctional setting for ‘makers and eaters’. This monumental building accommodates the restaurant, a terrace and various food & drink related companies, such as a paplab, samballab and a micro brewery.

 

LAB SHOP

How nice is it to take what is being made in the various labs home? Just to try for yourself or take as a gift. In the storage room of Lab-44, in addition to 'homemade' beer of HOOP, Zaanse Sambal and rice pudding, there are also products available from local entrepreneurs such as Breugem beer, chocolate from De Euforij, preserved from COCO and peanut oil from the mill ‘t Jonge Schaap from Zaandam. The space lends itself to and is suitable for (small) workshops and meetings where, for example, we will experiment with beer and chocolate combinations in the future. Of course, you can also get a gift voucher for a tour & tasting in the brewery or dinner in our restaurant. The shop has the same opening hours as the restaurant.

BEER LAB

One of the labs has been set up as microbrewery. Here beers are brewed by the beer brand 'Hoop' from Zaandijk. You are welcome to come along for a tour with beer tasting. We will gladly explain everything about brewing beer and how we can also brew specialised batches. For example, special craft beer for a jubilee, wedding or for a special group of people. Perfect for makers and drinkers!

Zaanse Sambal

Zaanse Sambal, the only real sambal from the Zaan region, is made in Lab-44. Fons and Stef make their sambals in their compact production space: the Original (red sambal with mustard seed), Fennel laurel (from Jalapeño peppers), Cocoa sea salt (with cocoa nibs and coarse sea salt) and in the winter months Madame Pompoen (with peppers, pumpkin and quince).

These sambals are deliciously spicy and can be used as seasonings for everyday cuisine. In addition, new combinations and dishes are often invented and taste tested. Don’t hesitate to knock on the door and say hello when the guys are there creating. They love to tell their story and give you a glimpse into their lively kitchen. You can also taste, if you dare ...

 

Photographer: Jeroen Niezen

The House of Proud

Our building works hard to ensure that ProudDesign has a well-functioning workshop for the innovative development of food & drink. Under the House of Proud banner small, local projects will be set up, like what has been done for Hoop beer, Porcospino olive oil, KO-KO chocolate, Zaanse Sportbank and of course 'Treat Me Rice'!

Labshop

How nice would it be to take what has been made in the various labs home? Just to keep for yourself or give as a gift. In the storage room of Lab-44, you’ll find 'homemade' beer from HOOP, Zaanse Sambal and rice pudding, as well as products from local entrepreneurs such as Breugem beer, chocolate from De Euforij, preserved from COCO, and peanut oil from from Zaandam.

 

The space lends itself well to intimate workshops and meetings where, for example, we will experiment with beer and chocolate combinations... Of course you can also purchase a gift voucher for a brewery tour & tasting or a dinner in our restaurant. The store has the same opening hours as the restaurant.

Het concept van LAB-44

Het unieke pand vroeg om een unieke invulling, en dat is zeker gelukt. De naam,
Lab-44, refereert aan de oorspronkelijke functie en het adres (Middenweg 44). In de nieuwe opzet wordt de oorsprong meer dan alleen in de naam eer aangedaan.
Lab-44 is ontwikkeld tot een multifunctionele opzet ‘voor makers & eters’.

In het hoge middengedeelte en op de entresol bevindt zich het restaurant, er is een terras aan de zuidkant en er bevinden zich diverse food & drink gerelateerde bedrijven: een kleine bierbrouwerij van HOOP, de werkplaats van Zaanse Sambal, een ‘Paplab’ waar rijstepap wordt ontwikkeld i.s.m. onder andere Lassie en een atelier voor de ontwikkeling van food & drink packaging design van het Amsterdamse bedrijf Proud Design. Tevens is een tweetal vergaderruimtes aanwezig voor resp. 15 en 40 bezoekers. Met bijna 100 zitplaatsen binnen en een terras buiten, heeft Lab-44 de ambitie dé nieuwe hotspot voor zowel de Zaanstreek als Amsterdam te worden.