The best studio in Central Amsterdam to get inspired for professional art lessons and for workshops for adults, children and companies

Since 1997

23 years of experience in art teaching

Professional Art teachers

classes led by professional artists

Spacious and light studios

the best art studio in Amsterdam

Welcome to Ateliers Westerdok

In an inspiring environment on the Westerdok, close to Central Station Amsterdam, Ateliers Westerdok offers beautiful, spacious and light studios.  Ateliers Westerdok is a cultural meeting place where various activities are on offer.
In our Art and Exhibition space we hold exhibitions, provide artistic workshops to amateurs, professionals and children, and organise lectures, film evenings, cultural events and meetings with catering.
Anyone interested in learning to paint and draw is welcome at the studio.
There is a wide choice of courses for beginners and the more advanced under the guidance of contemporary artists. There are also lectures, art dinners, movie nights and art trips.
Ateliers Westerdok encourages people to take active part in making art as much as possible. Attention is paid to craft and techniques, but in the end, a personal, contemporary interpretation is at the heart of all our lessons and in the development of the participants. The art teachers are all artists with a modern art education, mostly connected with contemporary art galleries and they teach with a refreshing view.
The spacious and light art studio, with its high-ceilings, is located at the Westerdok in Central Amsterdam , between Het IJ and De Jordaan, only 8 minutes walking distance from Amsterdam Central station.

Responses of our students


31 August 2020 in Uncategorized

Lessons as a regular participant or with a Pre-paid package

Up to 2 weeks before the start of term, participants who want to book a complete course benefit from priority booking.  From now on, participants wishing to attend selected dates…
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31 August 2020 in Uncategorized

We are starting again!

We hope you all had a great summer. And have had time to make creative plans for the coming months. We look forward to seeing you (again) and offering you…
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2 July 2020 in Uncategorized

Summer Art Activities

This summer we offer artistic activities for kids during the summer holidays 2020. Again we have a stunning program. There will be several Summer Art Camps of 2,5 days. You…
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1 June 2020 in Uncategorized

Openings issues

Dear participants and interested, First of all: Thank you for your understanding and positive feedback to our online classes! I hope you have made some interesting creative developments with the…
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What we do?


Weekly lesson programs with a variety of lessons for beginners and advanced

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Short lesson programs wit a specific topic or technique during a weekend of a shorter period for beginners and advanced learners.

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Programs provided by international masters and brilliant artists for beginners and advanced

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Open Studio life drawing

Professional artists and creatives wishing to work independently will find a suitable environment at one of our Open Life-Drawing Sessions

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Our trademark Art Studio Amsterdam provides workshops for companies, teams and families.

In an inspiring environment on the Westerdok you can work with colleagues or guests in our studios: create artworks, gain new ideas, stimulate mutual contacts, work together or just have fun together.
In our studios you can go for special workshops where you create a special work of art together. You will be guided by professional art teachers and you will discover unexpected talents in your employees and yourself.

The Kids Academy of Ateliers Westerdok provides creative courses and workshops for children and young people.
There are weekly lessons at the Artclub (for children between 5 and 10 years old), the Drawing Club (for children aged 8, 9 and 10 years), the Ceramics Club (for children between 8 and 15 years old), and The Artstudio (for young people aged 11 to 15 years). In the lessons you develop your viewing skills and your imagination is stimulated.
During the summer holidays, children between the ages of 7 and 15 can participate in various art activities in which they work together under the guidance of a professional art teacher.
There is a wide range of children’s parties to celebrate a creative birthday party with children.
The Kids Academy provides monthly workshops in the Junior Lab in the Amsterdam Public Library. Schools and cultural institutions regularly hire our expertise in teaching children.