North was considered a cultural wasteland for a long time, but not anymore! Ever since the NDSM shipyard went bankrupt 1984, an increasing number of former industrial spaces have been given a cultural purpose. The artistic sector has now expanded to other areas of North as well. However, enjoying some culture seems reserved for pioneers: it takes time to discover which venues are worthwhile, and it’s essential to find out beforehand whether anything will take place that night. But it’s exactly those rough edges and secret sites that make North exiting.