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General info

When to come & when to go
Your room will be ready at 16:00. Come when you like, your luggage is safe with us. Check out is at 12:00 midday, so have a sleep in.

Breakfast is served on our 7th floor, 7:00-11:00 on weekdays & 8:00-12:00 on weekends and holidays. Breakfast is €13 pp.

We have our own private outdoor car park, next to the hotel. We charge €20 per 24hrs for hotel guests. Other visitors pay €3 per hour or €25 for 24 hrs. Usually there’s enough space for everyone. We don’t take reservations.

Our rates include VAT and other taxes. We like to keep things simple.
Limited Rate (pay now): This rate gives the best price for your room. You’ll pay the full amount when you make your booking. Refund is not possible. Modifying your booking to other stay dates is possible for €20 per night, until 24 hours before your day of arrival. For example: When your arrival day is Friday, you can modify your booking until Wednesday 11:59pm (Amsterdam Time).
Flex Rate (pay on arrival or pay now): This rate lets you modify or cancel your booking free of charge, until 24 hours before your day of arrival. For example: When your arrival day is Friday, you can modify or cancel your booking until Wednesday 11:59pm (Amsterdam Time).

Bike rent
You can rent a Volkshotel bike for €14 on the first day & €10 on following days. We don’t take reservations.

Co-working space & Wi-Fi
Volkshotel’s Wi-Fi is fast and free of charge. We offer a free co-working space where Amsterdammers and hotel guests sit side by side. For private business meetings you can book a 4 to 8 person cabin for €40or €55 per hour.

As long as it’s not the size of a giraffe, pets (max 2) are welcome to stay for an additional €15 fee per night. Email us at, so we are prepared.

Use your room for relaxing, sleeping, cuddling, philosophizing, but not for smoking. If you smoke in your room or tamper with the smoke alarm we will charge you a €150 fee.

Drugs & Prostitution
Drugs (use, possession and selling of any kind) and prostitution are not tolerated in any part of Volkshotel.

Badplaats (Mini Spa)
Our rooftop hot tubs & sauna are open 7:00-23:00. No need to bring cash, only a bathing suit. Alcohol and glassware are not allowed.

Restaurant & Canvas Nights
On Friday and Saturday nights our restaurant Canvas can turn into a dance floor, if the mood is right. Entrance is free for these nights.

Our sound bar Doka in the basement is open on Fridays & Saturdays 22:00-6:00. Doka has limited capacity, so we can’t guarantee you’ll get in.

Everybody needs a bit of relaxation from time to time. Let your downward facing dog out. For schedules check out

Get your haircut on Fridays from 3:00-9:00pm in Werkplaats. Grab a beer, a burger and start your weekend with new hair!

Neck ache, back ache, headache, heartache, a massage fixes everything. Knead out the stress and pains. Send an email to or drop by the reception. 

During your stay you might run into live music, exhibitions, cultural events and more. For up to date information, check out

Live Coding by Klasien, Saskia and Sabrina


Together with Saskia Freeke and Klasien van de Zandschulp from Broedplaats VKG and Sabrina Verhage from Creative Coding Amsterdam we’ve put together a very special introduction course to Live Coding.

In this 3-day course you will get an introduction to Live Coding. It’s your choice on which team you want to be. Audio or Visual. Under the wings of Live Coding experts, you will learn how to write (live) coding language. On the last day, you put what you’ve learned into practice in Doka.

At Live Coding events, a.k.a AlgoRaves, Music and matching visuals are coded live. The DJ and VJ are coders who adjust rhythm, pitch and visuals realtime by changing the lines of their code and to write algorithmic compositions. By large-screen projections, all adjustments are visible for the audience making the audience a part of the experience.

What you will learn
//Introduction in Live Coding.
//Live Coding skills (audio / visual).
//Experiment and collaborate with other live coders (audio / visual).
//Create your own LIVE coding set!

Need to know
//Start date: Wed 19 Aug till Fri 21 Aug
//Max amount of students: 30
//Minimum amount of students: 20
//Materials that you need to have/bring: Laptop (you can bring other technology if you like for experimentation, like external audio card, microphone, etc.)

Workshop hosts
The workshop is organised by Saskia Freeke, Sabrina Verhage and Klasien van de Zandschulp, in collaboration with Volkshotel.
We will be joined by Timo Hoogland and Sebastian Pappalardo to teach you all the skills you need to become a Live Coder.

Audio Workshop: TIMO HOOGLAND
Tim Hoogland (NL) will teach audio live coding focusing on his own language Mercury. Timo Hoogland is a livecoder, creative coder, music technologist and educator from The Netherlands. He livecodes experimental electronic dance music. He graduated from the Masters of Music Design at the HKU University of Arts Utrecht in 2019, where he developed Mercury and used it to research and develop algorithmic composition techniques in livecoded music.

Visual workshop: EERIE_EAR
Sebastian a.k.a. eerie_ear will teach the visual live coding language Hydra.
eerie_ear (AR) is a digital art project by artist and sound designer Sebastian Pappalardo. He explores new ways of combining digital media to create compelling textures and patterns. The visual part of the project combines different javaScript environments, p5Js and Hydra and in sound production, Supercollider and a Haskell programming environment called Tidal-cycles.

Saskia Freeke
Saskia Freeke is an artist, creative coder, interaction designer, visual designer and educator. Her work addresses structure, geometry and playfulness. A significant part of her artistic practice is the ongoing daily art project she started in January 2015, in which she explores and experiments with generative patterns and animations. Starting 2019 she has extended her practice of expression by incorporating geometry and playfulness in live coded visual performances on stage.

In 2017 she has been awarded a fellowship from The Processing Foundation to create workshops together with the Code Liberation Foundation to teach women, nonbinary, femme, and girl-identifying people about developing games, part of this was a summer workshop Creating Games in p5.js at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In 2019 she organised two Processing Community Days together with CCU (Utrecht) and CCA (Amsterdam) and started with organising live coding events at Doka/Volkshotel Amsterdam.

Saskia has been a lecturer in Physical Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London and taught visual design at the University of the Arts Utrecht School for Games and Interaction. She taught a workshop at School of Machines, Making & Make-believe in Berlin.


Klasien van de Zandschulp
Klasien van de Zandschulp designs story-based and participatory experiences, blending digital/physical and online/offline interactions. Her work involves mobile and augmented reality experiences as well as interactive installations and performances exploring embodiment, sensory design, rituals, human interaction and radical thoughts around our daily technology practices.

Van de Zandschulp is active as a curator and initiator of interactive events, labs and exhibitions. She initiated the first virtual festival Zo Niet, Dan Toch, the literature & tech event If Then, What Now, the In Progress Meetup, Interactive Storytelling Meetup and Live Coding Sessions. Van de Zandschulp is often asked to help curate programs for events like NFF interactive, IDFA Doclab, PLOKTA festival, WhyNot festival and Creative Coding Amsterdam.


Sabrina Verhaage
Sabrina Verhage is an interactive media designer and creative technologist passionate about immersive interactive environments. Highly fascinated by the influence of modern technology on human behavior, she strives to create engaging experiences that enable social interaction and change.

As a media artist Sabrina has created and exhibited several interactive installations and generative artworks e.g. for Hack the Art World . As technologist for Tellart’s Amsterdam office she worked on The Museum of The Future in Dubai and Tellart’s Terraform Table commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum London for The Future Starts Here, a major exhibition exploring the implications of rapidly evolving technology on our world.

Striving to stimulate diversity and make knowledge more accessible, Sabrina co-founded Creative Coding Amsterdam, a monthly meetup for enthusiasts. Besides organizing events she deeply enjoys teaching creative coding workshops for beginners as well as advanced users.

//273,60*,- (incl VAT) for the complete course including 2 nights in the hotel (private cabin with shared bathroom), Coffee and lunch.
//193.60,- (incl VAT) for course only

Tickets: (course only)

//+80e for a XS room (with private bathroom)
//-30,- pp. for a L room (Based on four occupants)

*Based on single occupancy. If you will stay with two persons you will split the room rate.


If you want to attend these sessions or need more information, please send an email to before 05/08/20


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