021 Maakplaats Amsterdam is a scale-up of our years of pioneering activities and efforts in the maker movement, maker education and the development of 21st century skills. Waag trains the employees of the OBA (public libraries of Amsterdam) in maker education and digital fabrication.

The first 'Maakplaats' (or maker space) was opened in Amsterdam North. Within a period of three years, about ten libraries in Amsterdam will get a dedicated set of machines and will transform into maker spaces. To train the staff of these new spaces, Waag organises Teacher Maker Camps and other training workshops for the librarians and Maakplaats Fellowships for teachers from Amsterdam. We also organise public series of FabSchool activities at the newly opened spaces.

Amsterdam Maakplaats 021 is a collaboration between the public libraries of Amsterdam (OBA), the city makers community of Pakhuis the Zwijger in Amsterdam, students of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Waag (Fablab Amsterdam, Platform Maker Education and FabSchool).

This programme is supported by the City of Amsterdam.

Project duration

23 Feb 2017 - 31 Dec 2025



  • Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (OBA)
  • Hogeschool van Amsterdam
  • Pakhuis de Zwijger


  • Gemeente Amsterdam

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