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Occupation of Amsterdam University

On 17 May 1969, students occupied the administrative center of Amsterdam University called "Maagdenhuis". They demanded student participation at all institutional levels. The building on the Spui Square was cordoned off. Food and other essentials were brought in through a window and a makeshift bridge across the Handboogstraat.
The police ended the occupation in a violent way on 21 May.
Here the archives, photos and some sound documents from the IISH collections.

Sound documents

in Dutch


See also

YouTube film by VPRO Geschiedenis TV