The Netherlands: open squats

In 18 cities and villages Dutch squatters had an ‘open day’ in more than 50 squats to show their neighbours, media and other interested people what squatting is and how squatters live.

The open day is a reaction to the proposal to make squatting of commercial buildings illegal (see-> Since this proposal squatters and squat actions draw a lot of attention. Squatters in the netherlands continue their daily squat actions.

One of the more than 50 op squats is the beatifull fortress ‘Pannerden’ near the village of Doornenburg

Some cities like Wageningen and Eindhoven organised a cycle tour to be able to show many squatted projects.

For a list of active squats:

on this site you can also find information in Dutch and English about the law proposal.