Pakhuis Wilhelmina is an unique work building on the banks of the IJ in Amsterdam with an impressive history stretching perseverance, struggle and energy of the users for maintaining the building for its function.
In 94 studios and workshops daily an abundance of cultural professionals working. This variety of occupations characterizes Pakhuis Wilhelmina and gives the building and the activities its own character. There is a broad representation of artists, designers, musicians, theater artists, photographers and professional performers.
In the project spaces a lot of heigh standard cultural activities take place.
Pakhuis Wilhelmina finds its origin in 1892. Thanks to a group of artists who in the eighties occupied this property to live and work, Pakhuis Wilhelmina still remains. In 1994, when threatened demolition, they united in the Wilhelmina Foundation and made themselves hard to maintain this property.
They eventually succeeded in their mission: the warehouse was renovated in 2003 and still offers studio space to many artists. This concept led to the so-called 'Broedplaatsen' policy, that enables artists to get a affordable studio in non-used buildings.
Vereniging Pakhuis Wilhelmina
1019 BL Amsterdam