These groups are regularly active in the Vrankrijk
Amsterdam Street Medics
Amsterdam Street Medics provide first aid, emergency care (at actions, demos, and other activist hot spots), assistance with health related issues, aid in locating resources (such as mental health support, addiction treatment, etc), and listening. We offer periodic training for new medics. We want to work with others in the community to care for each other so we can be dangerous together. We can be reached at AmsterdamStreetMedics @ gmail.com
We are G.A.A.F. crew, the Guerrilla Ant Army Federation. We are a group of volunteers and act as a non-profit organisation only interested in supporting the community. Every first Saturday of the month we organise an event at the Vrankrijk with live music. We use art and music, and especially the 4 elements of hiphop, to educate the youth about freedom and unity.
We offer a platform to underground artists and activists of different kinds of disciplines to perform together and state their views on life, politics and revolution. Everybody we work with are volunteers doing this to help us in promoting unity, and showing the world great things can happen without the need of money or bureaucracy.
Continuing the DIY punk tradition!
Every Friday and occasionally on other days (check agenda), the dirty, unshaven, drinking, smoking scum members of our infamous crust-punk collective is here serving you a combination of never heard or underestimated punk/crust/metal tunes. In fucked up gentrified Amsterdam we want to create a space for those bands and initiatives that would otherwise not be able to perform because of commercial greed and moneymaking assholes.
WTF evening every Wednesday. Hosted by Drag Queers Amsterdam. Every Wednesday brings a new theme and performance celebrating visible
queer cultural diversity. WTF Wednesday creates safe queer space with a mixture of visual and performance artists, musicians and local drag kings and queens. Each week brings a variety of entertainment including films, live bands, performance art, poetry slams and vogue battles!
Drink beer with queers Wednesday nights.
Also check the Vrankrijk calandar for special once a month WTF Saturday! Queer Party (usually the 3rd saturday of each month)
Sehaq is an intersectional, inclusive and independent group that aims to create new space for collective thinking and acting between Queer refugees
The SKSU is open on every Thursday, from 19:00 to 21:00, in the Vrankrijk, Spuistraat 216, a legalised squatted social centre in the center of Amsterdam.
In Amsterdam people have been squatting/occupying houses (‘kraken’ in Dutch) for decades. The SKSU, or the Student Squatting Information Center, provides information on squatting and the right contacts necessary to squat something yourself. In this way, the SKSU aims to provide a direct solution to people without a place to stay and at the same time address issues like housing shortage and vacancy in a political way.
Squatting your own place in a safe and sustainable way can be a complicated process and if you are a foreigner planning to squat something in Amsterdam, we would recommend visiting multiple kraakspreekuren / squatting information centers to ensure you are aware of all the important issues and to get to know as many local and experienced squatters as possible.