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NieuwLand is a community project combining a living collective, workplaces and a social-political neighbourhood centre in Dapperbuurt, Amsterdam Oost. We host non-commercial, volunteer-run activities based on solidarity and self-organisation. Discover the collectives that are part of NieuwLand:



The public space in NieuwLand is managed together by residents, neighbours and collectives. We coordinate and host public and private activities that are either regular or one-off events, but always non-commercial, social-political and community-oriented.

We never ask for an entrance fee and we regularly host benefit events for political causes —and yet we still have to pay a monthly rent in order to maintain our autonomy. This is only possible with the generous donations that we receive during our events. You can also make a donation via NL34TRIO0197788440. The best way to support us is to keep the space busy with activities that you can organise yourself!


Perhaps you would like to organize a practical workshop, a reading group, a film screening, a game night or an acoustic performance. Perhaps you are a collective that is looking for a space to meet and to host events on a somewhat regular basis. Or maybe you are interested in supporting our existing programme by giving us a hand with cooking or serving.

The main space that can host up to 50 people and it comes with vegan kitchen, refreshment counter, video projector and sound system. A separate meeting room for 20 people is available for more private gatherings, with computers and flipcharts. There is also access to the garden until 10pm (if the weather allows).


You might be wondering how to get involved! Come meet us on a Friday evening or during any other event. You can also send an e-mail to or fill out the contact form below. Looking forward to see you among us!




We have the permits!!!

Friday, 21st November: At exactly 10:58h, on behalf of Soweto woningbouwvereniging, board members Carla and Clemens signed the contract that makes us the proud owner of our first building.

It was an exciting moment at our notary’s office, waiting for the bank’s notary to approve. After having signed all necessary papers, it only slowly emerged to us that we just purchased the Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 93-95.

The work is far from being over – however, thanks to a first installment from the bank together with all other support, we managed to acquire the building – a huge achievement!

Next steps are to continue working on more funding in order to rebuild the house. Parallel to that we are already preparing for the renovation work – updates about tools, plans and lots of volunteers will follow soon. And, there will be a party…tbc

Grand Opening Day!

Open Day Pieter Nieuwlandstraat
Saturday, 13 December, 2014 – 14:00 to 20:00

Come and visit the newly purchased building, Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 93-95.

14:00: tours and getting to know the space
15:00: Dolan Jones and friends
16:00: Magical History Tour
17:00: talks on Soweto and the public space
19:00: Beatzers

Renovation begins...

Monday, 8 December, 2014 – 10:00

Beginning of december the official rebuilding work started. All volunteers, future volunteers, and interested people are warmly welcome to be part of the ‘zelfwerkzamheid’.

Support us

Soweto needs a lot of money in order to purchase and rebuild the Pieter Nieuwlandstraat. That’s why we initiated a campaign to raise 200.000 Euros in bonds and donations.

That amount of own capital will enable us, together with a mortgage from the bank, to guarantee the purchase. This is how everybody could help:

• Become a member:

Members contribute to the purchase and development of the association by paying an annual membership fee. Next to that its members’ involvement is essential to Soweto. Only with support of our members can we work towards our vision.

• Donate:

Donations are a special act of solidarity. We are deeply grateful to all donors!

• How to donate:

Soweto members can lend the association money for the purchase and renovation of houses. The annual member meeting is fixing the interest per year. That way our members can also become financially involved in the projects. If you’d like to give a loan, please contact us.

Woningbouwvereniging Soweto

IBAN: NL06 TRIO 0786 6799 21
KvK-nummer 34278166