Het Slaakhuis

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Het Slaakhuis is a squat in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It is located on a street called Slaak and was squatted in May 2003.[1] Initially the space hosted film nights, workshops, parties and a cafe. There was a free shop and lessons were taught in Dutch and kung fu.

The building is a six-storey office block, which was formerly the headquarters of a socialist newspaper, Het Vrije Volk. It was built in 1955.[2]

Since 2006, the squatters have been in negotiation with the owner (PWS) and the city council about the Slaakhuis being used as the base for a community art education project.

In 2007, it was declared a national monument.[3]

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Coordinates: 51°55′26.96″N 4°29′57.82″E / 51.9241556°N 4.4993944°E / 51.9241556; 4.4993944

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