De Monsterkamer

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Open doors + new location

  • Date: 04/09/2014
  • Time: 17:00 - 20:00
  • Location: De Monsterkamer

Never a dull moment at De Monsterkamer! This summer we have shifted to a new location. We welcome you to a round of drinks on Thursday, 04 September 2014 to visit the new premises.

The new address (as per 01 August 2014):
De Monsterkamer
Timorplein 47
1094 CC Amsterdam

The new office is located in a former vocational school building, in the same site as Studio/K, a cultural hot spot featuring an independent cinema, club, café and restaurant. Well-known youth hostel Stayokay is also located in this building.

The building at Timorplein where De Monsterkamer is located

Reasons for the relocation
The move out of the previous building muzyQ was not a voluntary one. The former proprietors of muzyQ, Muziekmakerscentrum Amsterdam Exploitatie b.v., were formally declared bankrupt on 11 April 2014. With effect from August 2014, the owner of the building, the Amsterdam municipality, decided to hand over operational charge to Jan ‘t Hoen from Astoria Real Estates. Unfortunately, Jan ‘t Hoen was given the leeway to make disproportional demands from the tenants. This meant an astronomical and unaffordable hike in the rent.

In the last minute, we managed to find a suitable new space and have since shifted to the new premises. It was an immensely timely and helpful gesture of Amanda Wessels from PaperlinX to provide a transport vehicle with a driver. Jan van Eerd from Arctic Paper went out of his way to volunteer to lend a helping hand. We are extremely thankful to them for their support and solidarity under those circumstances. A big thanks also to Hella de Groot, Hendrik-Jan Hunneman and Ilya Rabinovich, who generously helped with the moving.

20.00–21.00Dinner at studio/K
Drinks and dinner are at your own expense

We look forward to welcoming you in the new space and wish you a pleasant summer break!

Martin Trampe, truck driver at Paperlinx

Jan van Eerd, paper advisor at Arctic Paper

Registration for the event is not required. Join us for drinks between  17:00 and 20:00 hrs. Afterwards, we have dinner with whoever wants to join (at your own expense).
See you at the 4th!