UPDATE: Due to the renovation of the entire Museumplein area these ramps are no longer there. Amsterdam is working on getting the ramps rebuilt in the nearby future at a to be determined location.

After the renovation of the Museumplein in 1998 the old Powell warehouse ramps were replaced with a terrible steel vertramp that was completely dysfunctional. It took many, many years of meetings to convince the city to restore this classic spot into a functional skate facility once more. We set out to design a miniramp that would allow all skill levels to enjoy the ramps and wanted to include a spine section because there were none in the Netherlands. The current 15 meter wide steel spineramp is the widest miniramp & the only spineramp in the Netherlands.

Due to a combination of a steel riding surface, dust from the surrounding gravel & wax the ramps get quite slippery most of the time. We try to give the ramps an annual sandblast treatment to make them more grippy. Just make sure to sweep the ramps with a soft broom before you shred and you’ll be A okay.