Information for visitors


The Stoelenproject offers free shelter and is open every day from September 15 to April 30 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am.

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For whom

The Stoelenproject is an evening and night shelter for homeless people with or without regional ties in Amsterdam. You'll be able to spend the night with us, and get dinner and breakfast.

The Stoelen project is free and sets no requirements other than that everyone adheres to our house rules.

To get admitted for the night, you will need an admission ticket.

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What we offer

The Stoelenproject is a very basic shelter and is open to anyone who is homeless. We offer a safe and warm environment, including:

  • Mattresses to sleep on in an open, shared, space
  • An evening meal
  • Sandwiches in the morning
  • Free coffee and tea
  • Shared bathroom facilities (separate female bathroom)
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Admission tickets

Free admission tickets are handed out once per week at our location at Marnixstraat 248:

  • Monday afternoon between 16.00 and 17.00 for coming week.

The Stoelenproject coordinators hand out 50 admission tickets for each night. Usually, there are too few tickets and allocation happens based on the urgency of the need for shelter. Reservations by phone or email is not possible.

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When can I get in?

If you have a voucher, you can enter from 6 PM (5 PM for women and people over the age of 60). No one will be admitted after 9 PM. If you leave the Stoelenproject after arrival, you are no longer allowed back in.

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When do I need to leave?

The Stoelen project is closed during the day. All visitors must depart the building by 8 AM at the latest.

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Do I need to pay anything?

No, the Stoelenproject is free.

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What are the house rules?

We welcome anyone but do have some basic rules, that we strictly enforce. Violation of these rules means immediate removal and suspension.

The rules are:

  • No alcohol
  • No drugs
  • No violence
  • No discrimination of any kind

Where do I get more help?

The Stoelenproject is an evening and night shelter run by volunteers, supported by a few professionals. We are not long-term care providers.

We can, however, refer you to organizations that provide assistance. For a complete and up-to-date overview of all facilities in Amsterdam for the homeless: