Since June 2005, Joe's Garage is an autonomous squatted political social center, a meeting place in the Transvaal neighborhood for squatters and non-squatters, subsidy free, not for profit, self-organized and entirely run by volunteers. New faces, new projects are very welcome, bring your own ideas, get in touch.
On 11 February 2001, Pretoriusstraat 28 upper floors were squatted. Only in 2005, the ground floor was squatted and transformed into a social center. Joe's Garage opened to the public in June 2005 with KSU Oost, the squatting assitance, Volkseten Vegazulu, the people's kitchen and the weekly give away shop. After the Pretoriusstraat 28 eviction on 14 October 2008, Joe's Garage has reopened across the street at Pretoriusstraat 43, a building squatted since 25 september 2005.
(from May 2023):
Monday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Tuesday: 19-20:30, Kraakspreekuur Oost
Wednesday: 18-22:00, Proxy Cafe or Esperanto workshop *
Thursday: 19:00, Volkseten Vegazulu
Friday: 20:00 Aman molli: Practice of Modal music *
Saturday: 14-18, Give Away Shop
Sunday: 14-16, Radical Sunday School
Sunday: 16-18, Language Cafe
Sunday: 20:30, Movie night
(*) irregular event, check Radar.
Every 2nd sunday of the month, 18:00-19:30, Joe’s Garage open assembly
- advice/help/office hours
- book shop/info shop/library
- (free) shop/market
- spreekuur (KSU)