Our action group NEO-PROVO squatted a former illegal hotel at Nieuwe Prinsengracht 4 to create a autonomous living and meeting space.
In general we're trying to prevent the plans of the owner to extend and renovate the monumental place - with a destination for living - into a new mega-hotel. This plan has been refused by court due the Hotelstop, but the municipality and the owner are still up to continue with the plans behind closed doors. In a courtcase it was ruled that the owner, also known as AEDES B.V. needs to first change another location (the Barbacan hotel) into houses to compensate the fact that our house (with a living destination) becomes a hotel. In a time of housing-crisis and a hotelstop withdrawal of more houses is undesirable. However, the only visible movements made by the owner are anti-squat posters fluttering in the open windows at both places. Possibly the owner speculates untill 2026, when this obligatory deal will be dissolved. We would like to welcome you at thursday or sunday for our weekly happenings, where we not only socialize but also eat, make plans for the future and create art :-)
Every thursday night - Bring your own light
(Bar, experimental space) 20:00 - 00:00
Every sunday - Autonomous tosti network
(Voku, Art-cafe) 12:00 - 14:00
- court case
- work space/diy