This vacant lot sits like an island amid the bustling world of creative and artisanal businesses in Czaar Peterstraat: a rich artisans’ world hotspot for exchange and teaming up. A public workshop provides space for one of the finest surviving functional artisanal art forms: boat building. A skilful and passionate boat builder, Bert van Baar, who runs Amsterdam’s Boat Builders’ School, will be our host. We would like to invite all building enthusiasts to bring along their hammers and saws, and start building a traditional sailing boat out of one big oak tree – in six weeks time. The workshop will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am until 4pm. Spontaneous visitors are welcome but you can also apply to come and help with the construction. When the boat is finished (beginning of November) it will be launched. Because a boat is not a boat until it sails.
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