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

 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.

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.

Update: End of Ateliers Westerdok as of March 30, 2021

As a result of the forced closures from the Corona measures and a lack of sufficient support packages, Ateliers Westerdok has necessarily been closed. After almost 24 years of providing professional art education for Amsterdammers, this has brought an end to this special private initiative.

We thank everyone who contributed and participated in the former Atelier Sanne en Ateliers Westerdok.


24 January 2021 in Announcement


Dear participants, It is well known that the cultural sector is being hit hard because of corona and the measures involved. You may hear positive reports in the news that…
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17 December 2020 in Announcement

Update: closure of cultural organizations until January 19, 2021

Due to the lockdown announced last night, we also have to close our doors at least until January 19. Unfortunately, this also applies to children and young people. Open Studio…
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4 November 2020 in Announcement

extra Foundation Year Module: Drawing like a Sculptor

Owing to the high demand for the foundation year itself, we are now adding this extra module of 6 lessons based on this element of the foundation year. These lessons…
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4 November 2020 in Announcement

Covid 19 update November 2020

Yesterday evening’s Press Conference by the government revealed a tightening of the regulations surrounding COVID 19.  For the next two weeks we will have to close from 22.00 tonight. For…
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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.