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From 24 July until 11 August OCCII will be under construction. Small repairs here and there, some stuff needs to get painted, etc. OCCII can use lots of helping hands! 🙂 We are especially looking for plumbers, electricians, carpenters & painters. There is plenty to do for everyone, even if you’re not a super “do […]

Target Group Survey

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Sounds Of The Underground presenteert 6e editie!

SOTU-Festival Eerste namen uit het programma bekend SOTU (Sounds of the Underground) is een jaarlijks terugkerend alternatief muziekfestival in en rondom het Vondelpark in Amsterdam, en vindt plaats van 12 t/m 16 April. Over vijf dagen is er een vol programma van muziek, experiment, film en improvisatie te bewonderen. De zesde editie van SOTU heeft […]

Video Les filles de Illighadad at RPM Studio part-1

So here is the video of the first ever session with audience at the studio!     OCCII ON TOUR Live Recording Session RPM Studio w/ Les Filles de l’Illighadad (ne) Monday, Nov 7, 2016 Doors open: 20:00 FREE, Donation for Artists Welcome! This one is real special! Susana filmed the session, Márinho recorded […]

Bestuur Stichting OCCII zoekt nieuwe bestuursleden:

Podium in de groei zoekt bestuurders Wie zijn wij? Onafhankelijk Cultureel Centrum In It (OCCII) is ontstaan in 1992 in voormalig kraakpand de Binnenpret. Het gebouw waar vroeger paardentrams werden gestald werd toen verbouwd tot cultuurpodium en heeft zich vanaf die tijd langzaam maar zeker ontwikkeld tot een breed gewaardeerd podium voor livemuziek en kindertheater. […]

KNIK #4 >> (paper edition, silckscreen cover/glow in the dark!)

KNIK #4 Saturday September 3, during the Binnenpret Open Day we will present you the new print edition of KNiK! With contributions by Seb Bassleer, Rinske Bijl, Sanne Johanna Brand, Lorna Buckley, F Word Fest, Johann Kauth, Maia Matches, Ramses Hoppa, Rudolf, Frank Vis, Rogier Smal, Snoid, G.w. Sok, Sjoerd Stolk, Kevin Svartvit, Karoline Swiezynski, […]

OCCII Compilation – A Mix Of Snippets 2013-2015

OCCII Compilation – A Mix Of Snippets 2013-2015 Asuna (Performance w/ 100 Toy Synths) – MKM!, 17th Of Dec. 2014 Black Spirituals + RORO & PQ – A/V CLUB!, 1st Of March 2015 Container – Lupus & Gwendoline (Club 4 Reel!), 12th OfOctober 2015 Earth – IN OK/OUT KO!, 22nd Of January 2015 Gewoon Fucking […]

Demonstratie: Recht op stad! (1 OCTOBER, DAM Square)

Actie! Bescherm het Recht op Stad! donderdag 1 oktober, 19:00/7:00pm DAMSQUARE, Amsterdam! Recht op sociaal (woon)beleid Recht op samenleven Recht op kennis & onderwijs Recht op autonomie & cultuur Recht op demonstratie & verzet Recht op een rechtvaardig Amsterdam Kortom: Recht op Stad = Recht op een rechtvaardige stad, met oog voor cultuur, activisme, diversiteit […]

New floor / OCCII on Tour

New floor / OCCII tour This summer OCCII will change the entire floor and walls of the concert room, to make sure they will keep supporting audiences in the years to come, and keep our walls insulated for the neighbours. This means that M.D.C.’s show on July 16th will be the last OCCII show of […]

From June 8 Ticket Pre-sale possible

We have a new ticket system! From June 8th it’s possible to buy tickets online through our website: for some of our busier shows. This way fans and people coming from outside of Amsterdam will be assured of entrance. Payments will be possible through Paypal. For the shows that we are fairly certain are […]

Amsterdam Alternative zijn ADM, Cinetol, OCCII, OT301, Old School, Plantage Dok, Ruigoord, Vondelbunker en ………………

English Below: : :: : : Amsterdam Alternative is een samenwerking van de Amsterdamse ondergrond, vormgegeven in een gratis, maandelijkse krant en website. In de krant/website vind je niet alleen de maandelijkse programmering maar ook achtergrond artikelen van de aangesloten panden. Er zal zowel in het Engels als Nederlands geschreven worden en de krant wordt […]

Wednesday OCCII BAR

From the 7th of Januari, we (Hans, Kristina Petrasova and Frank) start the OCCII BAR. Every wednesday the Occii is open for a drink, food and a chat with some nice tunes, art opening and sometimes live music. Coming wednesday Rogier Smal and Maia Matches wil show there new work in the gallery upstairs, Kristina […]


Remember this: We are glad to tell you that the OCCII book and some of the monthly posters we designed have been acquired by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Museum voor moderne kunsten) to be part of the museum’s design collection. We would like to share the good news and thank you again for the […]

OCCII Print Edition

THE FIRST OCCII PRINT EDITION CONSISTS OF NINE PRINTS CONTRIBUTED BY ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS WHO PERFORMED AT OCCII IN 2013. Works by Félicia Atkinson (Shelter Press, Je Suis Le Petit Chevalier) Peter Brötzmann Brian Chippendale (Lightning Bolt, Black Pus) Daniel Higgs Mike Ottink (VHSUHF) Meghan Remy (US Girls) Rogier Smal Boris de Vries (Future Fatherback) […]

ADEV2014: Dans dwars door Amsterdam voor de underground

18 OKTOBER 2014 Amsterdam Centrum (route wordt nog bekend gemaakt) Net zoals vorig jaar dansen we met ADEV weer dwars door de stad voor de underground. Wij claimen onze vrije ruimte juist in een week dat de dance-industrie bijna alle Amsterdamse binnenlocaties overneemt en exploiteert. Kom ook de straat op en dans mee op het […]

Help Addis Ababa’s oldest and most important cultural club FENDIKA

– save a piece of Ethiopian heritage. Summary We are trying to save the FENDIKA CLUB, the only cultural institution in Addis Ababa where the Azmaris (singers, musicians and poets) can perform and get paid regularly. In Ethiopia, there is no regular funding for culture – therefore artists have to rely on personal and private […]

DIY Summer Renovation UPDATE

OCCII needs to get CLEAN UP and PLUGGED IN again (sounds/ lights and bar) The first show start next week ( 15th August) and we are not ready jet…. Peace come to help out on: Monday 11 August from 10:00 till …..? Tuesday 12 August from 10:00 till …..? Wednesday 13 August from 10:00 till […]

Ticket Bookings at OCCII

OCCII visitors can buy their tickets at the door on the night of the event.Usually you can be sure of getting in to an event if you turn up at a reasonable time. It is not very often that we have to turn people away at the door, however it does happen occasionally.

That’s why we have now made it possible for a few events, that we know will very probably sell out, to make your reservation beforehand. The aim is to avoid disappointment at the door but also to make it possible for people from outside Amsterdam to come to the OCCII with the confidence of knowing that they will get in if they have made a booking.

Boekpresentatie & Debat over Leegstand

de KRAKER, de AGENT, de JURIST en de STAD De kraker, de agent, de jurist en de stad is een onderzoeksjournalistieke graphic novel. Geschreven door drie journalisten en getekend door drie stripmakers wordt de recente kraakgeschiedenis vanuit drie perspectieven uitgewerkt. In 2010 werd de Wet kraken en leegstand van kracht, waarmee kraken strafbaar werd gesteld. […]


Dutch photographer Kasper Vogelzang (Furthur Labelz, started to take pictures of shows because he wanted to discover new music while simultaneously contribute to the music scene. Digital photography and the internet made this possible, because it became cheaper to take photos and easier to share them. In his photography he focuses on the interaction […]

Crowdfunding project van SOTU Festival

Dearest everybody, we need your help. To realise the next edition of SOTU Festival, we’re raising money through a crowdfunding action. Please consider donating. Underground artists need loving too!

Sunday BRUNCH MKZ!!!

COME CURE YOUR HANGOVERS each Sunday in March ’14! from 12:00 until 15:00, €4 No reservations needed, just come on by We serve until we run out of food, so don’t delay! There will be plenty of coffee on hand. A huge plate of brunch classics to stuff your face. And of course, as always, […]

Birthdaytime! 30 year Binnenpret anniversary

Birthdaytime! 30 year Binnenpret anniversary Van gekraakte paardentramremise tot oudste vrijplaats van Amsterdam Oud-Zuid | You know, that place in Amsterdam on the south side of the Vondelpark, where you spend long nights in the Bollox, danced endlessly in the OCCII, where the vegan food of the MKZ made you crave for more, where the […]

More OCCII photos!

English Nederlands Kelly Chambers frequently photographs OCCII shows, more of her work can be found on her Flickr page. All images © Kelly Chambers Alec K Redfearn & the Eyesores for Open Series at the OCCII in Amsterdam, May 17 2013 Chain and the Gang at the OCCII, Nov 19 2012 Body/Head (Kim Gordon & […]

Collecting Calenders

OCCII’s new monthly collecting calenders to hang on your wall!!! Christmas break is OOOVER SOON it says rolling time from 11th January in my calendar Thank you Karoline Swiezynski! Come grab your copy now!

O C C I I – collecting issues – 2013

Featuring… whole year program, insides on OCCII DIY programming groups, Hut on Chicken Legs (background story on OCCII façade), interview with Erik Tunisen (Die Kreuzen) and more must reads!          


SOTU Festival – 16/17/18/19/20 April 2014 – We’re looking for volunteers to help out for the coming edition of our festival. Cooking, selling tickets, building up, driving, providing a place to crash for our performing artists, flyering and more! Fun! Friendship! Fame! Free tickets! All this, including our eternal thanks and a special place in […]

Loods theaterstraat afgebrand, hulp nodig!

Na al die jaren dat theaterstraat ons heeft geholpen heeft zij nu onze hulp nodig!                     [Englisg Below] bij de grote brand in het westelijkhavengebied maandagnacht is ook de loods van collectief Theaterstraat (bekend van de grote geel/rode mobiele podia op demonstraties en busvervoer daarnaar toe) tot op de grond toe afgebrand, de voertuigen zijn gered […]

AFA support Warsaw!

AFA support Warsaw! We would like to support our friends with solidarity greetings and support of the recently attacked squats Przychodnia and Syrena in Warsaw/Poland. As you may know they had to defend themselves against hundred of Nazi’s of a national demo on the 11/11 With a short statement and some financial support by selling […]

Live In Amsterdam

get this amazing Record, one of the best concerts at OCCII ever! Very well documented/recorded by NoiseProblems and Released by Hairy Spider Legs The Cherry Blossoms The Cherry Blossoms are to folk music what the Velvet Underground was to rock n’ roll: anti-commercial, rebellious, pure, and unlike anything else. They deconstruct folk into a a […]


GLOBAL UPRISINGS The Stories, Ideas and Future of Uprisings around the World. Bij deze een korte aankondiging, van de Global Uprising conferentie. Het programma in de Balie is van vrijdag avond 15 novmeber tot en met zondag avond 17 november. Het voledige programa in de Balie vind je hier: Er is ook een aanvullend […]

New EXPO by Johann Kauth

Johann Kauth, print maker based in Antwerp, Belgium, will show recent work in the Smoke Gallery (upstairs of OCCII) from the 13th of October until the end of November 2013. He is a frequently seen planet in the OCCII universe: over the last years Johann has organized plenty of nights here with the Hallo Gallo […]

Never alone in the train

English Nederlands Never Alone in The Train is a photo project by Maartje from Amsterdam. Since the beginning of the year she’s been busy with her new zine series The Title Depends which contains art and articles on gender, cities, loneliness, identity and sex. The first issue came out in February 2013, the sixth issue […]

Hardcore: A love story

English Nederlands ane v. is a zine maker living and working in Umeå, Sweden. About making zines ane v. writes: “i made my first zine in 2006, it was called sjölstyrt liv and was about diy and the local hardcore scene where i grew up, bodö in the north of norway. sjölstyrt liv had 6 […]

Full steam ahead: Foton Kuşağı

English Nederlands   Foton Kuşağı is an indie band from Istanbul that is often compared to Dinosaur Jr.. They’re planning their first tour this fall and will visit four countries. For two of the band members, it will be their first time crossing Turkish borders. At the moment they also have a week of protests […]

Independent places: A photo series of OCCII

English Nederlands Miodrag Misha Pipercic (Sarajevo, 1968) is a light and sound technician, and a photographer. At the end of 2012 he did a photo series of OCCII, a venue he frequents. “I’m concerned that independent places like OCCII will disappear, that’s why I photographed this place,” he says. “I have thought a lot about […]