The Tolhuistuin ('Tollhouse Garden') is one of Amsterdam Noord’s latest cultural hotspots.Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam Noord.Located on the former site of Shell offices on the banks of the IJ, in recent years the idyllic garden offered a summer-only cultural refuge for all types of art. However, following extensive refurbishment, the venue (not only the garden – there’s also the Tolhuistuin Pavilion) is now open for business all year round. Eclectic programming:The restyled venue offers a large café/restaurant, three theatre and concert halls, a sun terrace on the River IJ, exhibition spaces, a hip-hop school and a children’s art hall. Despite the transformation, the Tolhuistuin retains its eclectic programming and free spirit, making it a cultural venue that brings together mainstream and avant-garde in a wide variety of disciplines.To get to the Tolhuistuin, take the Buitsloterweg ferry from behind Amsterdam Central Station. From the other side of the River IJ, it’s just a short walk away.