DETAILS

Contact, pricing, our history and team members

IJland Studio
Rietlandpark 371
1019 EM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31204186450 |  info@ijlandstudio.nl

The recording studio is located in the former east harbour of Amsterdam, right on the IJ-lake. There’s a shopping area accross the street. Directly above the studio there’s the great bar/restaurant De Quarantine, where you can enjoy excellent food and drinks at a special studio rate.

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PRICES

After all this bragging about our recording studio you might think we’re expensive, but we’re not (we think). We like to keep our place accessible to musicians from every level.

  • A day recording and/or mixing is €385
  • The hourly rate is €85 for the first hour + €60 per hour for the following hours.
  • Voice over recording + post-production is €110 per hour.
  • Mastering a full album incl. 2 redo’s is €385
  • Mastering one track incl. 2 redo’s is €75
  • DDP master is €35
  • A night rate of 125% applies from 20:00 – 07:00

Special rates apply from five days studio time onwards.
For tailor made quotes, info on special deals and availability, call us on +31204186450 (or send us an e-mail)
Prices are incl. studio engineer/producer Remko Schouten or Tim Visser plus an assistant and excl. 21% BTW/VAT

Directions

Our recording studio is easy to reach as it’s located right off the Amsterdam A10 ring road. Take exit s114 and follow the signs for Centrum. When you exit the Piet Hein tunnel, take a right at the lights, next lights right again. This street is called Oostelijke Handelskade. After 300 meters the studio is on your right, opposite the Jumbo and next to the Lloyd Hotel, in the same building as Café-bar Bombarie. There’s a Kornuit sign on the corner of our building.

Parking

For easy parking after you’ve loaded in your gear, you can park your vehicle on the Oostelijke Handelskade. Parking fees apply. Visitors swinging by to drop of gear or people can park in the parking garage underneath shopping centre Brazilië. First hour and a half is free of charge. The parking garage closes at 22:00  Parking for longer than one day is possible here: www.parkeren-amsterdam.com/pr-zeeburg  The fee is € 8,– p.d. including a tramticket.

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OUR STORY

from punk squat to swimming pool to blues basement, brian eno, local indie favourite, all round production studio and oh well.. 50 cent. Also see our profile our discogs

1923 – THE QUARANTINE BUILDING

IJland Studio is located in the Eastern Docklands, a typical post-industrial urban area right at the IJ-lake.

This is where the Dutch post-colonialist shipping company Royal Dutch Lloyd loaded and unloaded their ships with goods -such as coffee from Brazil-, to people from Eastern Europe looking for a better future accross the Atlantic.

These emigrants would stay in the main building (now The Lloyd Hotel), but wouldn’t just hop on a boat. The dirty travellers (read: valuable goods) needed to be washed and ‘quarantined’ for a few weeks in order to keep Brazil from strange virusses (read: to keep the workforce healthy). This was done in het Ontsmettingsgebouw (Quarantine Building), the same building where IJland Studio is now located. 

What is now being used as the live room, men were shoveling coal to heat the building. And control room Studio A, where nowadays  musical recordings are fixed and freshened up, there used to be the laundry area. Come to think of it, not much has changed really… 😉

1984 – SQUATTERS & PUNK ROCKERS

After the old shipyards were abandoned years of demise and the neglect of empty buildings after WWII came to an end when Amsterdam’s famous squatting scene inhabited the building. Amongst them being many punk rockers -a scene that remains to set foot in the city to this day, with great venues such as OT301, OCCII and De Nieuwe Anita-, it was no suprise that a few of them started to build a studio in the basement with materials from the Salvation Army, amongst them many old matrasses that still hide behind the walls. Starting of in 1985 as Studio Zwembad (Swimmingpool), due to famous Amsterdam water issues, the famous Dutch punk act Raggende Manne formed the epicentre of punk rock in the Netherlands. The water issue got tackled, the place re-named to IJland Studio, and when word got out of an amazing drum sound things quickly moved forward to being a professional studio.

2005 – REMKO SCHOUTEN & Co.

After working as Pavement’s live engineer for almost twenty years and still being alive, Remko Schouten settled in IJland in 2005. His name and network attracted many famous acts, but his influence was most significant when working with Dutch bands such as Bettie Serveert with whom he had a warm cultural marriage, boosting them into one of the few Dutch bands that granted succes in the U.S.A. Years of peak production with his companion Thomas Olivier followed, and by embracing the digital era whilst investing in good old analog attributes, IJland Studio succesfully survived its way into the next decade. Years of rock & roll resulted in the production of Stephen Malkmus’ Wig Out at Jagbags, but also the desperate need of a paint job and a new carpet. This lead to an all refurbished acoustically neutralised control room, which lead to the construction of a rock solid iso-booth within an upgraded recording studio and a fancy wooden floor, enhancing the already famous acoustics. Now the rise of a whole new generation of indie bands in Amsterdam and The Netherlands has lead to renewed attention to that obscure studio with that sound guy from Pavement. Well hey, it’s not just any studio, it’s IJland, and we’ve got stories to feed your music with.

Crew

Remko Schouten
Remko Schouten

Recording, mixing & mastering engineer / producer / F.O.H.

The mastermind hooligan who didn’t finish school but travelled across the globe as Pavement’s F.O.H. live engineer for almost 20 years. Autodidacted, he lured many famous bands into IJland since 2005. He doesn’t recommend this track to anyone though, especially not to his daughters.

Profiles on Allmusic and the Dutch Muziekencyclopedie

Tim Visser
Tim Visser

Recording & mixing engineer, producer, manager

Worked himself into a Bachelor in Sound Design, but then the academy forgot to put him on the list.. Figured Sociology would help him ordering chaos, but ended up in a recording studio after all where the two sides of his brain finally had a meeting. 

Profile on Allmusic

REVIEWS

IJland Studios
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KochxBos Amsterdam
KochxBos Amsterdam
15:59 28 Apr 20
Great studio and Its magic to work with master R. Schouten. I don’t know how he does it but it surely sounds great!... THANKS BY MONTHRUSUN!lees meer
Tommy298998 .
Tommy298998 .
18:10 25 Feb 20
Great with some beers upstairs
JJ .
JJ .
19:26 26 Nov 19
Its just a great experience every time I am here. It feels like a secret room underneath a pub/restaurant, build to... record good vibes.lees meer
Jasper Werij
Jasper Werij
16:02 22 May 19
Great studio, great people, love it. Cheeeeers
sam sanders
sam sanders
14:17 22 Oct 18
We (Serial Chiller) recorded our first EP here with the incredibly awesome Remko. The studio has a relaxed at feel,... making all members feel welcome. It felt like straight away we clicked as a unit, band and producer. As for the sound, we were able to capture the noise and tone we have always wanted to. Having recorded bands like Canshaker Pi we knew we were in the hands of someone who understood our sound, this made capturing the final product easy and exciting. We hope to record here again soon!lees meer
Dylan van Dam
Dylan van Dam
16:00 21 Oct 18
Awesome studio, great engineer! Sick vibes.
Hans Bos
Hans Bos
18:13 04 Jun 18
The atmosphere here is exactly what you hope for when recording your music. And magician Mr. Schouten is the best!
Tim Visser
Tim Visser
11:04 23 Mar 18
Sound City of Amsterdam
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I’ve never seen a studio like this. As soon as you step in you feel the vibe. And the drums sound absolutely amazing, beyond what you would expect.

Dominic Whally

Percussionist, Jungle

This place is exactly how we hoped it would be.

Andy Bauer

Guitarist, A Giant Dog

It’s been an absolute pleasure working here for the week. Beautiful studio, beautiful people.

Peter Doherty

IJland Studio
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Stephen Crook
Stephen Crook
2018-05-09T04:29:28+0000
Stijn Cappetijn
Stijn Cappetijn
2018-02-22T17:24:07+0000
Ben Raven
Ben Raven
2018-02-09T19:39:24+0000
Een top dag gehad vandaag in de Ijland Studio. Remco bedankt voor de gastvrijheid. Groet Younger Days.
Jim Pacobs
Jim Pacobs
2017-04-15T16:39:59+0000
Fijne apparatuur en geweldige engineers.
Ernst-Jan Jonkman
Ernst-Jan Jonkman
2017-04-15T16:38:40+0000
Lead Beater
Lead Beater
2017-04-15T15:01:26+0000
Top spul
Lili Bell
Lili Bell
2017-04-01T23:53:43+0000
Martijn Rietveld
Martijn Rietveld
2017-02-28T13:15:29+0000
What a studio! A great ambiance for recording and experiencing the fun of creating our demo. Greetings from Brand Ares.
Marcus AlexErber
Marcus AlexErber
2015-07-13T15:21:40+0000
Jagger Alexander-Erber Australia"s number 1 drummer under 25 , had an awesome time at Ijland Studios with his band 454... featuring Steve Balbilees meer
Willem Odenthal
Willem Odenthal
2014-10-27T20:15:41+0000
Nog niet geweest, voelt wel goed aan.
Renzo van Leeuwen
Renzo van Leeuwen
2014-06-22T14:54:21+0000
Renzo van Leeuwen
Renzo van Leeuwen
2014-06-22T14:54:21+0000
Elvio De Silvestri
Elvio De Silvestri
2014-06-11T21:45:57+0000
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