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The Openbare WerkPlaats in the media

We appear in the media on a regular basis. Here are some great examples:



We also get more and more foreign people (mostly expats). They come here to work, take courses and integrate into Dutch society. We were interviewed for that.
Listen and read the podcast here


The ‘Consumentenbond’ has done a test on which battery drill is the best. We were used as a test location and even supplied the test subjects. . AT5 has picked it up:
See the video here

Test site BNR

October 2015 there was a fuss about the results of a study: young people would no longer want and/or be able do odd DIY jobs in the house themselves. Both ‘De Volkskrant’ and ‘BNR’ have had contact with us about this.
Listen to the BNR clip here

Radio report RTV Noord Holland

October 2013 RTV Noord Holland stopped at the Public Workshop and made a live radio report. Henk Koopmans, teacher Modern Furniture Making, also has a say.
Listen to the radio broadcast on RTV Noord Holland

Report IJburg TV

September 2013 IJburg TV made a report of the open day at the Openbare WerkPlaats and our “Motorcycle Maintenance” course.
Watch the video of IJburg TV on YouTube

Article Financieele Dagblad

August 2013, an article in a paper called ‘het Financiele Dagblad’, the Openbare WerkPlaats was mentioned as a breeding ground for artisan talent.
Download the pdf ‘Openbare Werkplaats in FD’ (2 Mb)

‘In de stad’ from AT5

April 2013, the Amsterdam TV station AT5 stood on our doorstep for one of their live shows on things to do in the city. In 25 minutes, we showed the location gave a brief introduction into welding. Unfortunately AT5 has taken the film from their website.

Openbare WerkPlaats appears in the media on a regular basis. Do you have a great idea for radio/TV or weblog? Please contact us at:


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