Welcome in the portal with useful links for Rietveld Academie alumni regarding making support. 


Making support:

·     Art initiatives/Broedplaatsen
·     Studio spaces
·     Residencies and temporary workspaces
·     Exhibition spaces/sales websites
·     Art sales and rentals
·     Supplies

Art Initiatives/Broedplaatsen

Ateliers en broedplaatsen A collection of ateliers and incubators from the government throughout Amsterdam

Urban Resort Stichting Urban Resort develops and manages ‘broedplaatsen’ for artists, craftsmen, freelancers and starters.

Ruigoord Ruigoord is a resort where artists can work on their own projects but where there is an emphasis on working together in a big exploring group, in the shape of an artists' colony.  

TETTERODE Working and living space for international artists in Amsterdam, exhibitions and projects are organized as well.

de 1800, Roeden Terrain where artists and small companies can rent working places.

Nieuwenmeer Nieuw en Meer is one of the largest studio complexes of Amsterdam, with over 100 artists and related businesses

VLLA Vlla is a bar and creative platform for collaborations, exhibitions etc. where a creative stage and an artistic garden come together

Kunsttraject Amsterdam Art initiative organizing window exhibitions in Amsterdam

Tugela85 Meeting place and community with locations for rent and different activities

THE BOOKSTORE Organizes activities, screenings, exhibitions at BANK 

Lola Luid A community of entrepeneurs, initiatives and artists, with different activities, workshops and ateliers.

Cream Club Community art project with galeries, a cinema etc.

WOW A comfortable hostel for urban explorers and a springboard and temporary home for recently graduated artists. WOW runs a contemporary art space with a dynamic programme.

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art Institution that organizes exhibitions, commissions art, publishes, and develops educational and collaborative initiatives

Kunstfort An old military fort where art collaborations are formed. Artists collectively question alternative realities in themes like climate and apocalypse etc.

De Hellema Community that rents out studio's ateliers and working spaces

Heesterveld Creative community for collaborations in the Heesterveld neighbourhood 

Rijkshemelvaartdienst Studio's and exhibition places 

De Vlugt Studio's in an old school building

Volkshotel Studio spaces, events, readings etc. 

Honigfabriek Community in an old factory in 'de Zaanstreek'




Studio spaces

Ateliers en broedplaatsen A collections of ateliers in Amsterdam by the government

Open Ateliers Zuidoost Affordable ateliers in  different empty spaces in Zuidoost

studioMAPAnl multifunctional theatre and laboratory space 

OAZO Open studio spaces

Residencies and temporary workspaces

De Inktfabriek Ateliers, wood and metal workshops and dance and music studio

Buitenwerkplaats A farm that is also a workplace where you can spend the night, with a cooking studio, vegetable garden etc.

TransArtists Overview of residencies

Lottozero Large very good textile equipped residency in industrial textile area, Italy

Makerversity Makerspace in London, with several facilities like textile and wood workshops

Exhibition spaces/sales websites

Exto Galleries and exhibitions to sell art (online)

art olive website to sell and buy art

Kunstenaar.nl A place with art news

Amsterdamart.net List of museums and galeries, and a blog about art 

onlinekunstenaars.nl Online platform about art and artists 

Vriend van Bavink Gallery in Amsterdam 

De Ruimte Gallery in IJmuiden


Art sales and rentals

Beeldend gesproken Buying and renting art/exhibition renting space

SBK Kunstuitleen en Galerie Buying and renting art

Kunstuitleen.nu Buying and renting art

Work spaces and materials


Openbare werkplaats Workshop with machinery and classes

Stichting buurtwerkplaatsen Workshop with wood/metal/paint/glass/ceramics etc.

MK24 Courses in painting/ceramics/Audiovidual etc.

Volksuniversiteit Many different courses (IT, sciences, cooking, art etc.)

AGAlab makerspace with textile facilities, RISO, Screenprint, Etching,  Relief Litography and Digital

Stichting de Blauwe Duim makerspace with material rentout



textielLab Textielmuseum Makerspace with textile facilities

de Wasserij Makerspace with textile facilities 

AGAlab Makerspace with textile facilities

Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag Makerspace with textile facilities

NOoF LAB Eindhoven Atelier for fashion and textile

House of U Digital textile printing

Contrado Digital textile printing

Exposure Company Large format textile printing (only larger than 10m2)

Knitwear Lab Knitting production

ee-exclusives Weaving production

drukwerkdeal digital sublimation print

plot4fun cutting plotter supplies

druma cutting plotter supplies, large quantities



AGIA Graphic workmanship (bookbinding etc.)

Elbel Lirbo Book binding

Lulu Online print and bind on demand

Schmedt Bookbinding supplies

Officeknallers Coilbinding/Spiral 

Falambi Coilbinding/Spiral 

The paper factory Paper and binding

Monsterkamer  Paper showroom

Boektotaal Bookbinding materials and workshops

Hennink Bookbinding

van Waarden Bookbinding

Printenbind Printing and bookbinding

Speed-o-print Small bindings

Sprintis Bookbinding materials  



Screens Screen printing workshop – both textile and paper, printing with natural and water based ink.

Terry Bleu RISO, silkscreen and binding

Stencilzolder RISO

Repros Digital and Plotter

KABOEM RISO and Offset

Raddraaier Offset

CITO DARTLI Digital and Plotter

Rijnja repro printing/scanning/copy

Haveka Digital and Indigo printing

Aeroprint Digital and Indigo printing

Newspaperclub Make and print your own newspaper

Flyer alarm Online cheap and fast offset

Pixartprinting  Online cheap good quality

print24 Online cheap good quality

Platformwerkplaatsen work facilitites for artists and designers in the Netherlands and Flanders

Grafische Werkplaats Amsterdam Letterpressworkshop + courses

Letterpress Amsterdam Letterpress printshop + courses

de Raddraaier offsetprinting

Rob Stolk offsetprinting

Stencilkelder RISO printing

Drukkerij Kaboem RISO printing

Knust/Extrapool RISO printing



Meltwerk 3D-printing (nylon)

Materialise 3D-printing (various materials)

Fablab 3D printing (various materials)

zb45 Digital making, wood and metal, 3D pringing. Laser cutting

Plot4fun For plotting images/artworks

alleswatersnijden Water cutting

Shapeways 3D-printing

printics 3D-printing

Gravure85 Laser cutting

Oceanz 3D printing (various materials)

Laserbeest Laser cutting

Snijlab Laser cutting

Snijmeesters Laser cutting

247tailersteel Custom-cut metal plates, tubes and bent products

Bindesign Handmade product design

Snijdenmetwater Water cutting

vanhengstum Plasma cutting

Kunststofshop Acrylic plates and plastic sheets

Signseen Vinyl cutter foils

formx Molding and casting materials



Stichting Stadshout Gives trees a second life

Fijnhout Selling many different types of wood

Drimensa Sheet material 

Stiho Building wood/wood sheets

Baptist Woodworking materials and workshops

Gunter en Meuser Hardware

Hornbach DIY Hardware

de openbare werkplaats If you need a temporary place and/or machinery to manufacture or design something. Workbench, workplace, machines and tools (wood & metal) + courses

Buurtwerkplaats Noorderhof A social design project, a community space, semi public. Some affinity is beneficial. 

Drijfhout Jewellery. 16 workbenches, lots of machines but you have to bring hand-tools.


van Beek Art supplies Store for art supplies

Jolijst Frames store

Vlieger Paper and art supplies

Peter van Ginkel Art supplies

Van der linde drawing and painting supplies

Papier hier Paper supplies and bookbinding



If you have questions about this alumni portal or ideas for useful links we could add, please don’t hesitate to contact alumni[at]rietveldacademie.nl.