The Hembrug site is the 'place to be'. The 'vibe' here is unique and it is precisely on this site that Lab-44 opened its doors in May 2017. We are located in one of the most striking buildings on the Hembrug grounds, both in terms of style and history: our building actually served as a laboratory for the former weapon and ammunition factory, which was located on the grounds. After delivery in 1918, chemical weapons were developed here, including the very notorious mustard gas. From 1936 the building was used as a metallurgy laboratory and for the inspection of ammunition and today this is the hotspot of the Hembrug area.


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Our location is also very special; the restaurant with its large south-facing terrace and partial view over the Zaan and the North Sea Canal offers numerous possibilities, starting with delicious food and drinks to meetings and parties.