Zaandam (NL): Old post office squatted

On Sunday 26 June a group of squatters and about 25 sympathisers
occupied the old post office on Mahoniehout street.

The building is owned by Merin B.V, which rents out a lot of office and company buildings in the Netherlands. This building, where PostNL was based, has stood empty since they left 2.5 years ago.

Merin BV and the council have been in contact about doing something with the building, but nothing happened. The latest news involved a plan to demolish the building and build care apartments. This was in may 2014 and the permits haven’t been granted.

The action went relaxed. The cops came with four people and asked to check the place to see if it was empty and didn’t contain anything valuable. After a discussion, two cops with eight of us made an inspection, then left. During the action a panic room was in use in case of eviction.

Squatting continues! Also in Zaandam!

Source in Dutch
Translated by tegengif