Nieuw en Meer is one of the largest studio complexes of Amsterdam. The extensive grounds of 3.7 hectares is located on the outskirts of Amsterdam in a dynamic environment between the Zuidas District and Schiphol. With about 100 studio's this art and business park contributes substantially to the creative urban landscape of Amsterdam. At the same time, there is much attention to the ecological values ​​of the area.

Green structure

The site is located in an important natural and ecological niche that is part of the Groene As (Green Axis) and borders on the Amsterdam Forest. Partly for this reason it’s why the terrain has been managed ecologically for years now. For several years, the area also belongs officially to the Hoofdgroenstructuur of Amsterdam (Ecological Main Structure).

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Divers and independent

On a floor space of approx 9000m2, over 100 artists and related businesses are established. The former munitions storehouse of Rijksdomeinen was squatered in 1988 and pretty soon legalized. From the start it was aimed to house the widest possible diversity of creative professions and crafts: Nearly all disciplines within the visual and applied arts and various crafts are represented (from painting to web design and from guitar construction to steel structures). It s quite exceptional that the area is still independently owned and managed without any form of subsidy.

Cultural Alignment

Nieuw en Meer is part of the Culturele Stelling (Cultural Alignment) of Amsterdam (CSA). CSA is a great Amsterdam network of art and culture producers who operate on the fringes of the city. Nieuw en Meer is involved from the beginning in the creation and development of this initiative which focuses on exchange, solidarity and visibility of these production areas.