The enormous factory halls on Oostenburgereiland, designed by the architect Van Gendt, were built in the nineteenth century. Stadgenoot is currently looking into ways to breathe new life into these buildings in the east of Amsterdam. Together with organizations and companies who aren't afraid to experiment. Visit this page for more information about the Van Gendthallen and Oostenburgereiland.
In December 2011, Mediamatic hung 6 swings from the 16 meter high roof construction. This marked the beginning of a new period of experiment and play in two of the large factory halls. Since then we've been putting on workshops, exhibitions and parties at this new location: Mediamatic Fabriek.
The Van Gendthallen are located on the Oostenburgereiland in the east of Amsterdam. Click here for directions. Free entrance to Mediamatic Fabriek and the Schommelclub during the weekend of Open Monument Day, on September 8 and 9. We are open on Saturday from 14.00 to 21.00 and on Sunday from 14.00 to 18.00 (swinging stops at 17.00).
On Sunday September 9, at 17.00, Lilach Livne will perform her Monday, Larissa (The Practice of Saving) in Mediamatic Fabriek. Click here for more information. Note: this performance is possibly not appropriate for children.