Amsterdam: New squat on Sumatrastraat 232

Sumatrastraat 232 Amsterdam

HEY! We squatted a new place!

In Oost Amsterdam yesterday the new squat ‘The Swamp” was opened.

We are 6 people who want to use this space to make workshops, cook, teach dance classes and other creative activities.

The space used to be a gym hall and has been closed for almost 3 years. It was previously a kickboxing training hall until government funding was cut and the place was closed and left derelict.

The area is due to be demolished in Spring of 2014 by Eigenhaard but the local people have started a campaign against EVILhaard as the tenants are being moved out and only those wealthy enough for the new build standards are allowed to move back.

With hundreds of empty houses in Amsterdam we see fit to try and use these invaluable spaces in a productive, creative way rather than let the opportunity and space lay empty and dead.

We hope you will support our new project and come by to visit.

Help to set up and organise the initial things are more than welcome and we always have tea 🙂

All are welcome to the swamp.

Love Rage and Solidarity

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