Urban Unfolds: Hidden Gem | Opening KOCH


May 24th 2019 | 17:00 – 21:00 | Robert Kochplatsoen, Amsterdam-Watergraafsmeer


“A video game, movie, book, restaurant, café or other place that is considered to be good but is relatively unknown: the hidden gem.“

Situated in a beautiful residential area in the east of Amsterdam, KOCH is the newest addition to the city and there to bring creativity to this part of town.  The doors might seem closed, but they’re open for those that want them to. So come and take a look inside!

KOCH is our new hidden gem: a place with ateliers for artists, workspaces for collectives and creative companies. Neighbors, or everyone interested,are welcome to step inside. Alongside the (number) studio’s, the creative community offers you a unique space for events, workshops and exhibitions.

We welcome you to the official opening of this new creative hub, with drinks, bites, music and more! Dance the evening away with us! We will serve you a surprising program, where you’ll able to meet the creatives in their most intimate surroundings: their ateliers.

Every ten minutes a new exploration through the community will start! See the timetable below.


17:00 Walk in with music, drinks and surprise acts

17:30 Opening speech by Ivar Manuel

           of the city district East

17:45 Start program:

            Workshop ceramics

            Visual journey

            Workshop leather and textile

           Playful journey

            Movement journey

19:00 ‘Get to know the creatives personally’, guided by music and a drink in hand

18:00-21:00 live DJ in the garden


Feel free to bring your children, they are welcome and will be invited to create and discover on their own!



Urban Unfolds is a series of events created by Stichting Urban Resort in collaboration with makers on site. Every program has its own subject, taken as a starting point for the content. We always take you on a surprising journey passed different artists, collectives and other creatives in their most intimate surrounding: their ateliers. Step into the mind and space of the artist and uncover their creations outside the institutional space of the gallery, the museum, the movie, the theater or the shop.