IJland Studio

music recording studio in amsterdam since 1986

Recording, mixing and mastering and producing in all genres. Known for its creative and relaxed atmosphere, with great equipment and superb acoustics to catch the vibe. Excellent for recording music in a live setting. 24/7 service for all your recording and writing sessions.

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We offer our clients complete control over the recording session, and we’ll use our expertise to make suggestions and come up with fresh ideas.

There are two iso-booths available, a keys corner with an upright Yamaha piano, our Hammond + Leslie and, Rhodes piano and Juno 106, plus lots of space for drums, guitar amps etc. (Check our equipment).

We’ve created a comfortable domestic atmosphere in which the recording artists can relax and work without any stress or peer pressure. Gear, facilities and location of a recording studio are important, but good vibes and a lotta love are what music really needs. And stories. We happen to have lots of them that might spark your creativity.

Scroll along down this page to get to know more about our services, clients, projects and equipment and use the menu for more info on our label Six Def Records, live sessions and reviews. Or just drop by for a coffee and a chat!

❤, the IJland Studio crew


recorded and/or mixed, mastered, produced at IJland Studio 

The Klittens – Liebe Resi

The Klittens – Liebe Resi

The third single by The Klittens. Released on Geertruida, also available on the cassette ‘Pigeonhole’ featuring all three IJland recordings.

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Bull sign with EMI

Bull sign with EMI

That’s right! Bull has been catapulted from our label Six Def Records and Young Thugs agency in York to EMI. Check out the debut single Green.

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3VIOLAS – April

3VIOLAS – April

TalkingTrees is a project by Bert Barten and a collaboration between artists, musicians, scientists and nature lovers.

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When It’s Party Time – Serial Chiller

When It’s Party Time – Serial Chiller

Serial Chiller’s debut EP, released under our label Six Def Records. Cracking with the distorted pressures of daily life, each track bursts with a frantic energy, frustrated by the cult of helplessness that shadows the UK.

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What we offer in and outside our recording studio

Recording Studio

With a broad musical taste and with experience in every genre, we record virtually everything. From pop/rock/indie bands, jazz ensembles, classical music, singer/songwriter, hip-hop, film music etc.

We're big advocates of recording acts in a live setting, including the studio's awesome and beloved acoustics and funky room sound.

For comfort and flexibility we've decked out the studio with multiple iso booths with windows, enabling the recording artists to see each other whilst performing. This means that when desired, we're able to record all instruments simultaneously and isolated without bleeding into one another.

This not only results in catching the vibe of playing together, but also the possibility to do retakes on individual instruments later on without compromises, all to keep the vibe alive.

Mixing + Mastering

Wether it's Pop, Rock, Indie, Folk, Classical, Reggae or any other gerne that we love, and wether it's recorded in our studio, a homestudio or anywhere else, our engineers will mix your songs to your liking, at any given time or deadline.

After our 2017 refurb, we now have a linear response acoustically treated top notch mastering studio.

Writing | Pre-Production | Rehearsal

IJland Studio is a great place for writing, pre-production and rehearsals. Special deals are available in combination with recording sessions upon request.

Live Streaming

NEW! We offer a solid live stream of in-house IJland Studio gigs every last Friday. Apply via contact & details. AGENDA

Recording On Location

We love the acoustics, location and vibes of our studio, but we're also keen to record in different special locations.

Live Sound

Experience and know how is a must. When available, Paul or Remko will make your band sound sexy in about any location. Examples of cliënts we've worked for:

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead | Caesar | Canshaker Pi | The Cribs | The Grand East | Mogwai | Palace Brothers (Bonnie "Prince" Billy) | Pavement | Silver Jews | Spiral Stairs | Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks | St. Tropez | zZz

Band Coaching

No matter what your ambition is, we'll help out to figure out what the next step can be in combination with our extensive network. Band coaching sessions are an extra service at no extra charge.

Record label & Publishing
Voice over

Our dead quiet iso-booth is perfect for voice overs of any kind. A solid high speed fibre internet connection enables you to be in direct contact with your client during the session, or record remotely from our studio into yours from around the world. #covid-19proof


A selection of recordings that are available on Spotify. Tracks are recorded, mixed and / or mastered at IJland Studio.


Contact, pricing, parking

IJland Studio / Six Def Records
Rietlandpark 371
1019 EM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31204186450 |  

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 Bombarie, where you can enjoy excellent food and drinks at a special studio rate.



After all this showing-off about our recording studio you might think we’re expensive, but artists are starving and we’re not just in it for the money. A day recording and/or mixing is €350. 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 ex. BTW


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.


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 Brazillië. First hour and a half is free of charge. The parking garage closes @ 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.

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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