About

The idea to establish Amsterdam Made was created by a small group of local makers. Soon after the first steps were taken, there was a flurry of interest in the project, and we quickly garnered more than forty members. The initiative turned out to be a good fit for Amsterdam City Council's search for a business’ that would create and uphold a mark of quality for products created or made in withing the Amsterdam metropolitan area. Foundation Amsterdam Made is the only approved certifier of the mark of quality (Amsterdam Made brand), which was established to stimulate craftmanship and the local economy.

Bas Beekman, Founder
Bas is the man behind the Amsterdam Made concept and is currently an advisor. He is program director at StartupAmsterdam and has vast experience in diverse fields –like as research, architecture and government – as a project manager.

Marit Timmerman, Managing Director
Marit is responsible for content and organising the execution of activities. She is also a Business Development/Revenue Management consultant and has a history as an entrepreneur, which gives her the experience and know-how to establish and optimalize a business.

Lucas Gijsberts, Community Manager
Lucas’s main task is supporting and promoting the common goals and actions of members and thus creating optimal cooperation within the community. As former asset manager of  commercial real estate he has plenty of experience switching between concerned parties to reach the best result for everyone involved.