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What are we?

What is the Openbare WerkPlaats? That is a question that we get regularly.
It is exactly what the name already indicates: a public workplace for anyone who wants to work on wood, metal and mechanical items. From professionals to hobby craftsman, in and around Amsterdam, who don’t have access to (large) professional machinery. Even if you don’t have the skills, don’t worry: We can teach you through our “courses”. If you have already mastered some skills, you can rent one of our “Workbenches” per half day and get started right away.
It is a place where many different people come from different backgrounds with all kinds of beautiful, crazy and unique ideas. Resulting in beautiful items made. It is inspiring for everyone who comes here and people reinforce each other. More than a thousand users have already found their way to the Openbare WerkPlaats and the diversity of the projects being realized here is enormous.
Of course we always offer professional guidance and there is a canteen, small shop, free WIFI and free parking. All this in the geographical heart of Amsterdam.