WOW Amsterdam is a cool cultural venue in Amsterdam West, housed in an old school building built in the sixties. WOW hosts artists in residence with fifty spaces for recent graduates from Amsterdam art academies. Amongst them are visual artists, photographers, graphic designers, fashon designers, musicians, dancers and theatre makers, hailing from institutes such as the Rietveld Academy, the Sandberg Institute, Conservatorium Amsterdam, Amsterdam Academy for the Arts and the Amsterdam Fasion Institute (AMFI). WOW complements these studios with a 350-bed hostel, a restaurant, various outside spaces, a lobby and a market square where guests, visitors and tenants meet one another.
The WOW hostel provides affordable accommodation for visitors and travelers who want to discover the city of Amsterdam in an unique way. The mix of temporary art-minded guests with artists-in-residence and cultural activities in and around the complex, make WOW the perfect base to experience Amsterdam’s cultural and artistic attractions.
WOW offers a platform for young talent, working for and with its temporary inhabitants, and disseminates this through dynamic cultural programming for a wider public. Exhibitions, music and film nights, markets and courses for local children are all part of the package. WOW wants to be an exiting spot in town; a place open to fresh creative thinkers and doers, where the young and the established meet and inspire each other. For audience and professionals alike, WOW is the place for discovering new talent. Artists in residence at WOW have been nominated for prestigious awards such as the Prix de Rome and the Dutch Design Awards.
We look forward to meeting you at WOW – Our doors are always open.
1061 HC Amsterdam