Rent is too expensive! – Demonstration march on May 28 in Amsterdam. Meet at 14:00 at the headquarters of housing association De Key, Hoogte Kadijk 179 – 181.
Enough is enough. Rent has become prohibitively expensive for everyone. It does not matter whether you rent from a large or small commercial landlord or whether you rent from a housing corporation. It also does not matter whether you receive housing benefit or whether you earn just a little too much to qualify. Rent takes up too much of the income. In many households, there is not even enough money left over for a hot meal every day or for the energy bill.

Rent is too Expensive
Height Kadijk 179-181 Amsterdam
28 May 14:00

Time for action

Enough is enough. We can't take it anymore! We want rents to be frozen in the coming years. To enforce this demand, we call on everyone to refuse the rent increase, and a demonstration march is organized in Amsterdam, where we walk from the Height Kadijk to the Stopera. Sign up for the Facebook event for more info and stay informed.

This demonstration is being organized by members of various Amsterdam tenants' associations, the Non for Sale action group and members of We Refuse the Rent Increase. The BPW shows solidarity and wholeheartedly supports this demonstration. See also and participate in the action for multi-year rent freezing by refusing the rent increase. Register here for the We Refuse the Rent Increase campaign and view the step-by-step plan that you can follow. 


14:00 Collect Height Kadijk Gunyard

  • Music by Your Local Pirates & accordionist Michiel Boonzaadjer
  • Speakers Tayfun Balçik (New West in resistance)

14:30 Procession towards Waterlooplein (1.5 km)

15:30 Arrival Waterlooplein

  • Speakers Nilab Ahmadi from Bij1 and Willy Lourenssen from We Refuse the Rent Increase


The starting point of the march can be reached by tram 22 in the direction of Muiderpoortstation. Departs from the back of Central Station and goes every 10 minutes. Ride for 6 stops until Wittenburgergracht. From there it is a 5 minute walk. You can also walk from Central Station to the starting point of the march, which takes more than 20 minutes.

The end point of the march is near the Waterlooplein metro stop where you can take metro 51, 53 or 54 back to Central Station.

There is little or no difference in height to overcome on the route and there are no stairs.

We Refuse the Rent Increase is a non-partisan initiative set up and supported by the Bond Precaire Woonvorm. Become a BPW member too 

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