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Paid by artist:

The rent for the guestrooms is 300 euro per month, excl. VAT. Gas, water and electricity are included.

Application guidelines:

Artists who want to apply, can visit the website of Kunstfort, where they can find and fill in an application form.

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Kunstfort Vijfhuizen

Kunstfort Vijfhuizen

Art Fortress Vijfhuizen

The Fortress at Vijfhuizen is part of the Stelling van Amsterdam (the Defence Line of Amsterdam which is a UNESCO world heritage monument), a complex of fortresses, dikes, locks and other structures in a large circle around the capital. The art fortress is a centre for contemporary art which develops exhibitions and provides artists with room to realize their ideas, from inspiration to exhibitions, publications and education.

The residency offers meetings in which the work of the artist can be discussed. A presentation at the end of the period is possible as well. There will be a program available for the artist with activities in the nearby cities, like museums and galleries to visit.

Studio and workspace for rent at the Art Fortress Vijfhuizen:

This organization offers various workshops and atelier spaces (20 m2, 23m2 and 45m2) for rent in a unique and inspiring location near Amsterdam, Schiphol and Haarlem.

Kunstfort accommodate 10 studio spaces to professionals from various fuelds such as visual arts and literature.

Rental Prices:

  1. Atelier # 46 of 20m2 rent € 230.00. VAT, (ie 278,30 incl.) Asap for rent
  2. Workshop No. 40 of 30m2 rent € 323.70. VAT (ie € 391.68 incl.) Immediately for rent
  3. Atelier # 35 of 45m2 rent € 450.40. VAT (ie 545.00 incl.) Asap for rent

Please contact the office ([email protected]) directly for those intersted in renting these working spaces.


Open Studio

Technical Information

There is no particular technical assistance. During the winter months, there is an extra studio of (approximately) 45 m2 available. In the summer, artists can work in the BLOB that was made by artist Jurgen Bey, or outside. There is a lot of outdoor space to, for example, work on sculpture and installation projects.

There are three guest rooms at Kunstfort, which are all fully furnished (equipped with a bed, a table, a chair, a TV, including an Internet connection and a private bathroom (with shower and toilet). The kitchen is shared. There are two bicycles that can be used by the guests.


The residency is located in a historical fortress at Vijfhuizen. The city centers of Haarlem and Amsterdam, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are nearby and can be easily reached by public transport.

Contact information

Fortwachter 1
2141EE Vijfhuizen

info [at]