Amsterdam: update from Binnenkadijk 478

We, the new residents of the apartment at Binnenkadijk 478, were approached by Alliantie on Monday 27 March and invited for a talk. By squatting this apartment, we are supporting a pre-existing struggle and protest around Alliantie’s plan to sell 140 social rental homes in the Entrepotdok complex (a unique project designed to jointly house social housing, housing groups and middle-class tenants), and to provide ourselves with housing in a city that has become increasingly unlivable for people with lower incomes.
Given the supposed mission/vision of Alliantie as a housing corporation to provide residents of Amsterdam with affordable housing, we hoped for a friendly conversation aimed at finding a solution that is beneficial for all parties involved. Unfortunately, nothing came of it. The flat had been vacant for seven months for no apparent reason (the previous occupants were evicted for bureaucratic/legal formalities) and no plans for the future were made public or even communicated to the residents. Coincidentally, shortly after the occupation, Alliantie informed the residents of the complex for the first time about various possible future scenarios for the apartment. This is not the first time such a coincidence has occurred. Despite the fact that Alliantie’s plans for the housing are in the early stages and are only ideas at the moment, they plan to evict us as soon as possible and thereby make us homeless. A curious approach for a housing corporation, which contradicts their own core values and, moreover, with usual legal standards that are applied to squatting cases. The right to housing is – at least in theory – only taken away from people if there is a concrete future plan for the housing in question (supported by evidence), which is also about to be implemented. This is clearly not the case for Binnenkadijk 478. [Read More]

Amsterdam: Binnenkadijk 478 squatted

The Binnenkadijk 478 apartment has been squatted in protest against the vacancy of rental properties in the middle of a housing crisis and has been occupied since Tuesday 21 March. The house is located in the Entrepotdok complex and the owner is the housing corporation de Alliantie. The residents of the complex are fighting against the Alliance’s plan to sell 140 apartments in the complex, an outrageous proposal that will reduce the social housing stock in Amsterdam and destroy a truly unique socialist project.
We have squatted the apartment to take direct action against the unjustified vacancy since the previous residents were evicted in September last year. We believe that no perfectly habitable apartments should be left vacant while so many, including ourselves, have to struggle to find affordable housing. [Read More]

Eviction of the Kalenderpanden in Amsterdam – now and today –

The eviction of Entrepotdok, a huge squatted building in Amsterdam is now going on in the east part of Amsterdam. In the early morning, at 4:30 am the police came with a watercannon, tear gas commando – Stopping the squatters to build more barricades.

The barricades were build in the more early morning – the western part of Entrepotdok was protected by opening two bridges – The easter side was protected with three barricades. [Read More]

Amsterdam: 2500 people show support for the Kalenderpanden

Today the action weekend against the evictions was ended with a big demonstration. About 2500 people showed up at Dam square in the rain. This were 1000 people more than a previous demonstration in january this year.

Since there was no police intimidation the demonstration went through Amsterdam without problems. Just about 30 cops accompanied the demonstration and four busses of riot cops were guarding the major’s house. [Read More]

Program for the squatters Days in Amsterdam this week-end

Friday, 29.09.00 Saturday, 30.09.00 Sunday, 01.10.00
Multiple Actions… Information available at the infopoint in the city – see address below. 14:00 Meeting on Damsquare, have fun with bam 13:00 Gothik-Picnic at Damsquare
about 7:30 pm Concert at Leidseplein 2:00 pm Demonstration – “Kalenderpanden blijven”
9:00 pm Concert & Party at Kalenderpanden

Of course this are not all actions, much more is going on, but by some reason not published on this page 😉

Infopoints for all the actions: [Read More]

Amsterdam: No eviction for the Kalenderpanden!

Eviction possible from 3rd October

WEEKEND OF ACTION: Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October

DEMONSTRATION: Sunday 1st October, 2pm, Dam Square, Amsterdam

Luxury apartments in the “Kalenderpanden”, whatever next?! In these squatted warehouses in Amsterdam you can find concerts, performances, food, an infocafe and giveaway shop, information evenings, parties and many other activities – something happening almost every day. But if the city council get their way, in the very near future there will be, instead of all these cultural activities, 47 luxury apartments with private parking spaces… [Read More]

Amsterdam: E-mail action against eviction of the ‘Kalenderpanden’ Entrepotdok



IMPORTANT: SEND A COPY (CC) OF THIS EMAIL TO THE RESPONSIBLE PERSONS OF THE CITY COUNCIL: Rob [dot] Sardeman [at] dwa [dot] amsterdam [dot] nl (Cultural Department) jraschew [at] bestuursdienst [dot] amsterdam [dot] nl (personal secretary of the mayor) [Read More]

Amsterdam: Squatters from Entrepotdok squat part of the City Hall

Today, about 60 people squatted a part of the City Hall in Amsterdam. This part used to be a police office.

The squatters are going to use it as an informationpoint about the ‘Kalenderpanden’ at the Entrepotdok in Amsterdam.

The council threathens to evict the squatters and sell the site to a project developer.

More information about the ‘Kalenderpanden’:


Squatters barricade the house of the mayor of Amsterdam

Today 40 squatters barricaded the the mayor’s residence. They did this by screwing a big board on the door. On the board was a summary of a letter to the council. The council of Amsterdam wants to evict the squatted warehouses at the Entrepotdok and sell the land to ‘BAM’ building company. The buildingcompany has plans for making 47 luxury apartments.

On 29.1 there will be a demonstration against these plans. 14.00h Westermarkt square.

Sleepingplaces via entrepot [at] dds [dot] nl

Amsterdam: No eviction Entrepotdok!

At 29-1-00 there will be a squatters demonstration in Amsterdam.The demonstration will start at 14.00 at the Westermarkt.

Reason for this demonstration is the threath from the citycouncil of Amsterdam to evict the ‘Kalenderpanden’at the Entrepotdok. The council wants to sell the building to a project developer who wants to build luxury apartments. Research has shown before that plans for social housing in these buildings are well possible.

At this moment there are 15 people living in the squats and there is a concert hall, cinema, theatre, bar, gallery, voku, etc.

More information (for the moment only in Dutch but this will change) at

entrepotdok [at] squat [dot] net
Please come and spread this information. More information will follow.


Amsterdam: Council wants squatters to leave

Last week the squats at the Entrepotdok in Amsterdam got a letter from the council of Amsterdam saying that they have to leave. The council is preparing a courtcase against the squatters. This case will be expected at the beginning of 2000.

The council wants to sell the squats to the building company ‘B.A.M.’. The BAM wants to build luxury appartments.

More info about the Entrepotdok and pictures at

Amsterdam: Possible eviction of the biggest squat of the Netherlands, the OLVG

The squatted part of the Onze Lieve Vrouwengasthuis, The Anna and Maria paviljoen, will get evicted the 19th. The building lost a case against eviction via the penal law. The council still wants to use this against the squatters even if it is more than a year ago the huge buildings got squatted. [Read More]