Get-Smakeljik benefit for We are here

Cancelled: Thursday, 26 March

Get-Smakeljik benefit for We are here

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We Are Here (Wij Zijn Hier) is a refugee-led organization in Amsterdam born after the eviction of the Osdorp refugee camp in 2012. They strive to advocate for decent accommodation for undocumented people in Amsterdam. Through squatting empty buildings they have resisted the institutional blind-eye on the refugee community that is denied accommodation by Amsterdam’s municipality. 
Still, the anti-kraak policies that have put the movement under attack several times and has made squatting ever more difficult for the organization. They are now in an empty parking lot in Amsterdam area where they have had to build makeshift dormitories to make this space barely livable for about 100 young men. They are due to be evicted mid-March. The collected money will be given to the We Are Here collective with which they can buy things needed for their accommodation. 

Date & Time: 

Thursday, 26 March, 2020 - 19:00 to 23:55


  • bar/cafe
  • discussion/presentation
  • food
  • meeting


  • 3-5 €
Joe's Garage
Pretoriusstraat 43
1092 EZ Amsterdam


Train station Amsterdam Muiderpoort, 10 minutes walk --- Metro station Wibaustraat, 15 minutes walk --- Tram 19 or Bus 41, Bus/tramhalte: Pretoriusstraat, 1 minute walk


Presently squatted

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.


  • advice/help/office hours / book shop/info shop/library / course/workshop / discussion/presentation / exhibition / film / food / (free) shop/market / meeting / music/concert / theater

opening times: 

Monday: 19.00 Volkseten Vegazulu, people's kitchen
Tuesday: 20.00 - 21.30 Kraakspreekuur Oost, squatting assistance
Thursday: 19.00 Volkseten Vegazulu, people's kitchen (closed in July & August)
Friday: 19.30 Aman molli, workshop of Modal music
Saturday: 14.00 - 18.00 Give away shop
Sunday: 20.00 Movie night (film begins at 20:30)