The Vrij Glas foundation is located in industrial warehouses on the north bank of the North Sea Canal in the Amsterdam harbor area.

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Visit (by appointment only)
Durk Valkema, president
+31 (0)6 53 21 32 77 (direct)
E-mail: durk[at]

All visitors are advised to bring a mobile phone as the gates can be closed.

Route to the studio in Zaandam, Amsterdam harbor area
Vrij Glas by car from Amsterdam via Highway A10: Follow direction Zaanstad. Take Exit Zaandam-Zuid. Turn right on to N516 / Kolkweg towards Kolkweg-Noord / Zaandam-Zuid. After 3 kilometers turn left (after the bridge) on to the N203. After 600 meters (at Hempont / the ferry stop) turn left on Hemkade. After 150 meters, enter via the second gate to Hembrug and call to say you have arrived.

Vrij Glas from the north via Highway A8: Follow direction Amsterdam. Take Exit Zaandam-Zuid. Follow the route as described above.

Vrij Glas by bicycle and an alternative route for cars: A ferry across the North Sea Canal connects the Nieuwe Hemweg / Hempontplein in the Amsterdam harbor area with Hembrug / Hemkade in Zaandam and is very close to the entrance of Hembrug, where we are. The ferry runs every hour 24/7 from Amsterdam at 00, 20, 40 past the hour, and from Zaandam at 10, 30, 50 past the hour. Pedestrians and bicyclists ride free of charge. Cars pay just over a euro. This is by far the best route!

From Zaandam Train Station it is a 3 km walk to Vrij Glas. A bus runs once an hour from the station and stops at Hemkade. It is possible to rent a bicycle at the station. A taxi from Zaandam Train Station costs approx. 10-15 euro.

We have hot glass and sharp glass in the studio, therefore it is not a good idea to let children or dogs out of sight. The Vrij Glas foundation cannot at any time or for any reason be held liable.
GVB website for public transport in Amsterdam