Amsterdam Vertelt: Slotermeer
Amsterdam Vertelt connects two generations with art, culture, their own creativity and one another.

In four different Amsterdam neighbourhoods, residents can get to know more about photography and writing: two art forms that are perfect for telling stories.

In May 2017, the third series of Amsterdam Vertelt started in Amsterdam Nieuw-West. At OBA Slotermeer, residents can attend free workshops and master classes with the aim to stimulate new meetings in Amsterdam's neighborhoods. You can see all of the programmes below. All of the programmes are in Dutch.


During this workshop you exchange stories with your neighbour and depict their story in words and images. This workshop is meant for teenagers (age 12-16) and the elderly (65+).

  • Group 1: Tuesday 16 May and Tuesday 23 May from 9.00 - 11.30 hrs
  • Group 2: Thursday 18 May and Thursday 1 June, from 9.00 - 11.30 hrs. (This group skips one workshop on Thursday 25 June because of Ascension Day.)

Broaden your knowledge of photography with this masterclass led by photographer and Amsterdam West resident Maarten Tromp. This is a two-part masterclass meant for adolescents (age 16-20) and the elderly (65+).

  • Part 1: Wednesday 17 May, 13.30 – 16.30 hrs.
  • Part 2: Wednesday 24 May, 13.30 – 16.30 hrs.

Learn how to write your best story about the area you live in during the Writing Masterclass. Led by professional writer Abdelkader Benali, this is a two-part masterclass meant for adolescents (age 16-20) and the elderly (65+).

  • Part 1: Friday 12 May 13.30 - 16.30 hrs.
  • Part 2: Friday 19 May 13.30 - 16.30 hrs.

Teenagers (age 12-16) and elderly people (55+) who struggle with the Dutch language can participate in this workshop, where photography is used to learn new words. Dates for these workshops will be planned in accordance with the participants.

  • Group 1: Friday 12 and Friday 19 May, 9.30 – 11.30 hrs.
  • Group 2: Tuesday 16 and Tuesday 23 May, 10.30 – 13.00 hrs.

For more information send an email to You can also call: 020-5516500.

All of the programmes are free of charge and will be taught by professional photographers, writers and educators. At the end of the Amsterdam Vertelt workshop series, a magazine with the best results will be created.

Amsterdam Vertelt is organised by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam in cooperation with the City of Amsterdam and OBA.

Amsterdam Vertelt is made possible by the support of The Art of Impact, FNO, The Cultural Participation Fund, Fonds Sluyterman van Loo, Stichting RCOAK and Stichting Maatschappij tot Nut van 't Algemeen (Amsterdam).

Foam is partners with Lang Leve Kunst.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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Amsterdam Vertelt: Slotermeer