The ADM is now for over 17 years a community of people who are closely linked to each other by the space, visions and creations they share.
The cultural free-haven ADM is one of the last large live/work communities of Amsterdam.
On the terrain reside now some 130 people from all ages, nationalities and walks of life.
Amongst them are; children and pensioners, theater-makers and stage-builders, inventors and technicians, dancers and musicians, actors and directors, crafts-men and women, sailors and buccaneers, life-lovers and ‘different-thinkers’…
The ADM is, as many other (historic squat) communities, a fertile germination place for the local and (inter)national cultural climate. Communities as this (at the fringes of the city) appear to often play a leading role for what is now called the Creative Industry.
What we’re building together, but especially, what we ARE together, often forms a source of inspiration for others.
Created from pretty much nothing, by our own means and with no single cent of subsidy, a blooming, creative and sustainable community that contributes culturally to Amsterdam, the Netherlands and far beyond!
We organize our own festivals (Robodock is most famous), concerts, workshops and other events.
Also: Our productions and produce (from big theater productions and likewise decor constructions, to environmentally friendly caught fish or lovely fresh bio bread, to intimate concerts, dance performance or puppet shows) went from all over Europe up to China, Brazil and the USA. And closer to home: there is No Parade, No Rolling Kitchen, No Oerol without ADM-ers contributing.