Het Vogelnest

Established for and by local residents, Broedplaats Het Vogelnest is a traveling meeting place in the Vogelbuurt neighbourhood of Dordrecht. Local residents meet each other during creative and social activities such as eating together, doing small jobs, gardening and painting colourful murals on demolition sites. This makes the neighbourhood more liveable and attractive, and makes residents feel more engaged with it and with each other.

The Nestcafé, a coffee bar in a sea container in the heart of the neighbourhood, shows exactly what this meeting place stands for. The bar is staffed by local residents who had difficulty finding a job elsewhere. In the cafe, they serve a good cup of coffee and cake for their neighbours who are able to get together to know each other better. This strengthens the social network in the neighbourhood.