P60 - Amstelveen


Name of the responsible structure: Foundation Poppodium Amstelveen P60
Type of structure: non for profit foundation
Profile of the initiators of the project: The foundation has a board. 14 people (10 full time) get paid in the center. The centre is depending on more than 70 volunteers who are working behind the four bars, the ticketsale, the coinssale, light and sounddepartment, backstage, promotion and media
Continent : Europe
Country : The Netherlands
Address/tel/fax :
Post: P.O. Box 111 - 1180 AC Amstelveen - The Netherlands
Venue-address: Stadsplein 100a - 1181 ZM Amstelveen - The Netherland
Telephone: + 31 (0) 20 3453445 Fax: + 31 (0) 20 3453446
Mail : gerard@p60.nl
Website : www.p60.nl
Contact : Gerard Lohuis / gerard@p60.nl (director)
Mees van ’t Hull / mees@p60.nl (media)


Amstelveen is a city (nearly 80.000 inhabitants) connected to Amsterdam and ten minutes by bus from Amsterdam-airport Schiphol. Besides a theatre there was nothing for youngsters. Since 1990 (when the city council decided to build a new center) there has been a fight from youngsters and youth workers to get their own stage. In 1998 they got the support from a city alderman which worked out in a new stage which was opened on November 1th 2001. P60 comes from the formerly name of the citysquare which was called Plein 1960.
Till P60 that square was the hangout place for the youth.
Now P60 is a place for popconcerts, dance-events, jazz, comety, poetry, singer-songwriters, visual arts, exhibitions and media activities (www.globalstage.tv)

Plans of the building: The building is brand new. Only a dock-shelter, a new elevator and two new offices are planned before 2007.
Former use : No former use, it is a new building
Total surface of the site : 1439 m2
Architect of the rehabilitation : Pieter van Rooij (Benthem & Crouwel architects)
Construction costs of the building : Building: 2.050.000 Euro, Equipment: 363.000 Euro
Location :City-Centre

Foundation year of the centre : Foundation: 2000 Construction: 2000-2001 Opening: 01-11-2001

Type of occupation : Rent contract with city of Amstelveen

Owner of the building : City of Amstelveen

Infrastructures / Facilities:

- Ground floor: dinner- and internetcafé: 12 x 15 meter
- Ground floor: kitchen: 5,5 x 2,5 meter
- First floor: Lounge: 13 x 9 meter
- First floor: 2 stagerooms (each 5,5 x 4 meter)
- First floor: Office (9 x 5 meter + 6 x 2,5 meter)
- First floor: Cloackroom: 11,5 x 2 meter
- Second floor: Stage: 6 x 11 meter
- Second floor: Concerthall: 16 x 12 meter
- Third floor: Balcony: 8 x 4 meter (2x) + 4 x 4 meter
- Professional light- and soundequipment (Crest- and Midas table/PA: Martin Audio)


- Ground floor: 100
- First floor: 100
- Second floor: 550 Balcony: 100

Social and artistic disciplines:

- giving opportunity to youngsters to take part in cultural- educational and international activities and exchanges

- support of initiatives from youngsters to participate and integrate with the aim: growing self-confidence and acceptation from the various youth sub-cultures

- giving space to youngsters for expressing their talents, thoughts, emotions, ideas, analyses and actions

- activities: stand-up comedy, concerts, dance-events, poetry-slam, theatre, jazz, media-projects

International projects:

- virtual venue (www.globalstage.tv)

- participation in EU-programm ’Youth’

Expected visitors per year: 40.000

Structure/organisation of the site

Foundation Poppodium Amstelveen (P60) has six departments:

- General management

- Programming and Production

- Communication (Public relations and Marketing)

- Media and Education

- Facilities and Maintenance

- Catering

Financial support

Annual budget: 1.000.000 Euro

Public funding: 325.000 Euro Own income: 675.000 Euro (bar, entrance)


P60 is member from:

- Foundation of Dutch pop venues (VNP) since 2000
- Foundation of Venue technic (VPT) since 2003
- Trans Europe Halles since 2003

Modified on Wednesday 3 March 2004