The Budapest is the open hangout space set up and maintained by the people living and working on the WG-terrein coop. It is located on a pedestrian street (Pesthuislaan) near the Vondelpark. The coop in a former hospital that was squatted in the 80s and legalized in the 90s is now home to about 100 people, as well as many non-profit organizations and small businesses. WG-ers and friends meet in the Budapest for their weekly beer-tasting evenings on Wednesdays and for brunch on Sundays, with meals and drinks served in exchange for donations or priced to cover costs. Similarly, special non-commercial activities and events are often held there on an adhoc basis.
To find the place, go to the Pesthuislaan. Halfway down the street in one of the front yards you'll see a buddha statue. (hence the name Bud(dh)a-Pest) The entrance is up the wooden stairs behind the statue and in through the window! (wheelchair access possible through another door)
SOTU Budapest Sunday 12 May:
- open from 12:00 till 19:00
- Delicious BRUNCH served between 12:30 and 15:30
- Live music between 16:00 and 18:30