On the night of May 16, 1969, a small group of young people climbed through a window of the Maagdenhuis (Maiden House), the administrative nerve center of the University of Amsterdam. This was the start of a five-day student occupation that held the city in its grip and eventually involved hundreds of occupiers and many more protesters on the street. A protest that did not stand on its own but was part of a worldwide call for more democratization in the educational system and society itself.
This online exhibition tells the story of the Maagdenhuis Occupation of â€™69 but also wonders if students today are still willing to take action for their needs? Read the stories and tell us your own!
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