Open-air cafés

Upcoming official BenchesDays

June 30 2019 | Largest open-air café

The largest open-air café in the world, everywhere on the sidewalk and in public space. Join the movement, where ever you are in the world! Register and open your bench and meet the neighbours.

June 29 2019 | Largest open-air café

The largest open-air café in the world, everywhere on the sidewalk and in public space. Join the movement, where ever you are in the world! Register and open your bench and meet the neighbours.

Past BenchesDays

June 3rd | The largest open-air café

The largest open-air café in the world, everywhere on the sidewalk and in public space. Join the movement, where ever you are in the world! Register and open your bench and meet the neighbours.

 

26 okt. | Openkluscafé in BoLo

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Op donderdag 26 oktober gaan Het Werkplaatsje, Operatie Periscoop en de Guldenwinckel buurt bankjes timmeren. Zij zorgen voor het hout, spijkers, hamers, verf, koekjes en thee. Bouw mee met de Guldenwinckel bankjes of maak je eigen bankje. We zien jullie graag!

Oct. 1 | Global open-air café

Together we will organise a special international edition for all those pioneers around the world! Will you help to grow the social movement? Spread the word en register your bench, wherever you are!

Sept. 24 | Open church benches

The Diaconie and the Protestant Church invite all churches of A’dam to put the church benches on the sidewalk in the week against loneliness to meet neighbours.

23 sept. | A’dam IJburg

The open-air café on IJburg was a big success… a local edition will probably be even more fun! Visit a bench, or even better.. open one yourself!

Sept. 23rd | Elst

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In het gezellige Elst – tussen Wageningen, Arnhem en Nijmegen, openen veel bankjes op de stoep! Kom je ook langs? Bekijk de kaart om te zien wat er te doen is.

Sept. 23 | A’dam Nieuw-West

It’s Amsterdam Nieuw-West’s turn for yet another open-air café! What kind of treats would everyone bring this time? Host a bench and visit the others!

Sept. 17 | A’dam Zuidoost

On a bench or a rug: young and old come together! Always been curious about what your neighbours do? This is the perfect opportunity to ask them yourself!

 

Sept. 16 | A’dam Noord

Of course it is always fun in Amsterdam Noord, but even more fun on BenchesDay! Will you step by or even better: open a bench yourself?

 

Sept. 15 | Utrecht Overvecht

A good conversation and some nice snacks, simply down your street in Overvecht. Doesn’t that sound fun? Step by and get to know your neighbours!

 

July 2nd | The largest open-air café

Meet your neighbours in the largest open-air cafe in the world, right on your doorstep. Open your bench on the pavement or in a park and join the movement!

July 1st | The largest open-air café

Meet your neighbours in the largest open-air cafe in the world, right on your doorstep. Open your bench on the pavement or in a park and join the movement!

June 17 | Open-air café at Lola Lik

BenchesCollective and Lola Lik host a real special open-air café at the green, sunny square of the former Bijlmerbajes prison. Together with the neighbours of the refugee center en student houses! Discover this spot, the Lola Lik renters and all the neighbours.

June 17 | Open workshop – De Ceuvel

Op De Ceuvel in Amsterdam Noord leer je, onder begeleiding van een vakman uit Noord, om een bankje te maken uit oud hout. Neem ‘m mee naar huis, zodat je mee kunt doen aan het openluchtcafé! De dag wordt georganiseerd door Het Ware Noorden en De Ceuvel. Meer info: klik hier!

May 19th | Red Cross open-air café

Meet the Matches is a yearly recurring event of the buddies project ‘Together in Amsterdam’ by the Red Cross and is all about meeting the other participants. The open benches in Amsterdam North and West will be visited by the Bike Band and the First Aid for Indescribable Emotions! More info? Click here.

17 mei | Openkluscafé

Op De Ceuvel in Amsterdam Noord leer je, onder begeleiding van een vakman uit Noord, om een bankje te maken uit oud hout. Neem ‘m mee naar huis, zodat je mee kunt doen aan het openluchtcafé!De dag wordt georganiseerd door Het Ware Noorden en De CeuvelMeer infoKlik hier!

May 6th | Love on Benches in Amsterdam New-West

BenchesCollective & Love Foundation initiate the open-air café in Nieuw-West with lots of love! Open your bench and be part of the best parade and party in town… be surprised!

Jan. 15th | Open-air cafe in Utrecht

The ‘Nieuwjaarsduik’ on the Cultural Sunday is the festive start of the cultural year in Utrecht. At over 70 locations will be shows, workshops, talks, exhibitions and performances. At the main Stadhuisplein you’ll find our open-air cafe with the letterwall of Lettervlucht! And.. other benches in the city!

14 dec. | Winterse bankjes in Overbetuwe

How fun is this?! A special edition in Overbetuwe initiated by BenchesAmbassador Jolanda! There will open benches for young and old, for storytellers and lovely listeners, for artists and coincidental connoisseurs, handy craftsmen and local visitors. Are you joining us?

Nov. 27th | Winter BenchesDay in Amsterdam Noord

Will you join us with a warming bench in Amsterdam North? In Floradorp we’ll make the pavement extra cosy with a surprise and… give-away benches. To win… join in and open your bench! More info via BankjesAmbassador Frouwkje: frouwkje[at]bankjescollectief.nl

Nov. 10th | Winter BenchesDay: loves caretakers

A very special BenchesDay this winter… how about hot choco, marshmallows and cosy settings? With some special attention for all those taking care of others. Do you know someone spoil someone by organising a bench for them? Join us!

 

Oct. 30th | BenchesDay in Offenbach, Germany

BenchesCollective, or BankKollektiv, is makes the pavement more fun in Germany. Meet your neighbours in Offenbach. Benches pop up on Bänke Tag on October 30th! Have a look at their local Facebook page.

 

Oct. 28th | BenchesDay in Offenbach, Germany

BenchesCollective, or BankKollektiv, is makes the pavement more fun in Germany. Meet your neighbours in Offenbach. Benches pop up on Bänke Tag on October 30th! Have a look at their local Facebook page.

Sept. 30th | BenchesCollective in Offenbach

BenchesCollective, or BankKollektiv, is also very much fun in Germany. In Offenbach benches pop up every Bänke Tag!


	
	
	

Sept. 18th | Big BenchesDay

More info soon!

Sept. 11th | BenchesDay in Oostende

Special edition in Belgium!

4 sept. | BankjesDag in Amsterdam Zuidoost

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Gaan we weer bbq-en, brunchen, drankjes doen of dansen op de stoep? Zin in de speciale BankjesDag in Zuidoost!

Sept. 3rd | Open-air cafe Oostende

Oostende gets out all the benches!

3 sept. | BankjesDag in Amsterdam Noord

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In Noord is het altijd pret… pannenkoeken op de stoep, zelf een bankje timmeren. Open ook je bankje én ga langs!

28 aug. | BankjesDag in Amsterdam Nieuw-West

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Dat het in hier heel gezellig is bleek al bij de meer dan 20 bankjes in 2015. Nu een speciale BankjesDag in Nieuw-West!

28 aug. | BankjesDag in Amsterdam Oost

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Een speciale BankjesDag in het stadsdeel waar het ooit begon. Doen jullie mee Amsterdam Oost?

26 aug. | BankKollektiv in Offenbach

BenchesCollective, or BankKollektiv, is also very much fun in Germany. In Offenbach benches pop up every Bänke Tag!


	
	
	

Aug. 15th | Benches in Utrecht

Special BenchesDay in Utrecht!

Juni 5th |Big BenchesDay

Together we open the BenchesSeason of 2016!