Gastvrij Oost

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!         

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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In early February Gastvrij Oost will launch a temporary small-scale residential facility called HOOST at the Mauritskade in the east of Amsterdam. HOOST Mauritskade is intended for a close group of about 30 refugees, pending their asylum procedure, with support from local residents, to take care themselves for their reception. HOOST Mauritskade is an initiative…

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On Saturday, November 21 GastvrijOost began a dialogue about the reception of refugees in our society. About 100 people at 12 tables were talking with each other about what it means to receive refugees, to be hospitable,  to find a safe place. At the final meeting attendees shared the proceeds of the dialogue and agreed on…

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