Castrum Peregrini - Intellectual Playground
Castrum Peregrini was a hiding place at the Amsterdam Herengracht during the occupation of the Netherlands. Art and poetry were key to the survival of the group of young hiders. After the war the house became a meeting point for artists, writers and thinkers, an artistic community publishing a magazine and organizing cultural events. With a reference to history the current activities of Castrum Peregrini relate to its core values freedom, friendship and culture. Thematic and multidisciplinary activities around these values are realized in local, national and international partnerships. The historic building of Castrum Peregrini houses the original hiding floor, living spaces, Gisèles’ studio, library, archive and gallery space for exhibitions and events.