ATELIERS WESTERDOK the best studio in Amsterdam Centre to get inspired for professional art lessons, workshops for adults, children and companies

Since 1997

23 years of experience in arts

Art teachers

lessons led by professional artists

Spacious and large studios

the best artspace 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.


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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25 May 2020 in Newsletter

From 1 June we are open!

Following the press conference on Wednesday 6 May and the parliamentary debate, there are more  changes to what is and what is not allowed. We are very happy to be…
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What we do?


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

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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 learners.

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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. Companies and parties are welcome to make use of the inspiring space for creative gatherings, art workshops, or a cultural event, complete with organic catering.

For children there is the Kids’ Academy, which provides weekly lesson and holiday art weeks.