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Het Slaakhuis is a squat in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It is located on a street called Slaak and was squatted in May 2003.[1] Initially the space hosted film nights, workshops, parties and a cafe. There was a free shop and lessons were taught in Dutch and kung fu.

The building is a six-storey office block, which was formerly the headquarters of a socialist newspaper, Het Vrije Volk. It was built in 1955.[2]

Since 2006, the squatters have been in negotiation with the owner (PWS) and the city council about the Slaakhuis being used as the base for a community art education project.

In 2007, it was declared a national monument.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://squat.net/nl/news/rotkraakdag110503.html
  2. Kantoorgebouw Het Vrije Volk
  3. http://www.top010.nl/html/nieuwe_rijksmonumenten_rotterd.htm

See also Edit

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