Skip to content
History

Visit former squats with a journalist

Visit former squats with a journalist

Duration:3 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I left the U.S. and settled in Amsterdam as a journalism student 15 years ago. In that time I've witnessed the decline of the once-vibrant squatting community. I've published articles and recorded audio documentaries about that community and the reuse of buildings and infrastructure.
Mark
Mark
Mark
Mark

What we’ll do

We'll visit key sites of Amsterdam's once iconic squat movement, each with unique stories and architecture. This experience will include entering a squat cultural center to see all the community initiatives taking place there now, and a visit to ex-squats that are now hip commercial or culinary spaces. In today's affluent, trendy Amsterdam, even some locals often don't know the fading history,…

What else you should know

Based on weather and interaction with guests, I'd be happy to adjust the itinerary according to specific interests, as there are other squats to visit.

What to bring

umbrella/rain gear
transport card/pass

Guest reviews

Navigation section for review pages

Where you'll be

We'll see squat community center OT301; food and local goods market De Hallen; living cooperative WG-terrein; the former Morgue of Amsterdam; and Cold War icon The Vondelbunker.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests should be prepared to walk a bit. Please be open-minded and remember that squatting was a struggle for many people. Respect for that history and for the remaining community is paramount.

More tips

Based on weather and interaction with guests, I'd be happy to adjust the itinerary according to specific interests, as there are other squats to visit.
Mark
Visit former squats with a journalist
5 reviews
€30 / person
5 reviews
€30 / person