De Kloof

Everyone is welcome at De Kloof This walk-in centre is located in an old building riddled with narrow corridors and bay windows, with something happening in every room. Take the large walk-in room for instance, where visitors can have a quiet cup of coffee, or, on rainy days, watch a film. De Kloof is Amsterdam's oldest shelter for the homeless, originally founded by the Catholic society St Vincentius. It's situated in the basement of a listed building, a grand canal house on Kloveniersburgwal in the heart of the city. De Kloof is very reminiscent of a beehive, as the premises offer the intimacy of a well-furnished cellar, but it's always brimming with visitors from all corners of the city,

who according to De Kloof's unique system, receive a numbered card on it in the morning. The first to arrive receives the best number and will be the first to enjoy the facilities in the afternoon. At De Kloof, visitors can shower, exchange their clothes, have a cup of coffee and get something to eat. Above all, it’s a place to find some peace and quiet which allows the visitors to arrange their affairs with the help of a social worker.

Opening hours
Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 to 15:00 hours.



Location information

Centrum/De Wallen

Kloveniersburgwal 95
Phone020 - 618 96 49

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