Gastvrij Oost

New website BOOST

You are all welcome to check BOOST’s new website: WWW.BOOSTAMSTERDAM.NL! Here you can find our weekly timetable and agenda, and a brief explanation of the complete program. Language courses at different levels, language café, language theater, sports and games, workshops for women and children, workspace with coffee, tea and wifi for free, helping in the…

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BOOST Ringdijk; place to meet, learn & work together in OOST

BOOST Ringdijk is the temporary new work- and meetingspace for refugees and local residents to get to know each other, and work together in developping programs and activities that can help to participate in society. Language and conversation classes, sports, shared workspaces, informative workshops about finding your way in Dutch society, music, dialogue and lectures,…

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If I could vote & The day after

On election day newcomers shared ideas, ideals, and preferences about Dutch politics. Young people’s network Happy Chaos and BOOST organized an information and polling station for newcomers! Non discrimination, equality, environment, and work were recurring key words in the ‘tree of votes’. Thursday evening March 16th there is a talk about the Dutch election results @ BOOST, starting 19.30 hrs….

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New projects: OpStart and Tussenruimte

Gastvrij Oost collaborates with Stichting Veranders involved in two new projects: OpStart and Tussenruimte. OpStart is a building on the Zeeburgerdijk 258 for artisanal entrepreneurship. Here people can realize their dream to start a new company or work experience. We are working on Textile & Fashion, Wood and Furniture, Bicycle Repair, ICT and 3-D printing and Administration. Tussenruimte, a…

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Lots of people at Open Day BOOST Ringdijk

With more then 200 visitors BOOST’ first open day was a great succes!         


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(Nederlands) Veel steun voor HOOST Mauritskade!

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Dialogue at the Anne Frank House

In May every year the Netherlands remembers the time in  of fear and oppression, which the German occupation just is entailed. Every year we come together on May 4 to commemorate the victims and reflect on the fact that our freedom was not always so obvious. On these days you realize that such a situation…

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(Nederlands) Meevaart

De Meevaart

Gastvrij Oost is an initiative launched by citizens, with the aim of offerer in a warm welcome in Amsterdam East to those who have fled. The initiative was born from the idea that participating in a new society is essential in the life of every refugee. Amsterdam people with and without a refugee history organize solutions together ; with small-scale housing, language training,…

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