Centro Cultural de Hispanohablantes is a foundation created to improve the quality of life of Spanish
speaking immigrants in Amsterdam. Its aim is to promote their cultures, to give an impulse to their personal
development and social abilities, and to improve mutual understanding between the Spanish speaking community
and the Dutch society.
Also many Portuguese speakers participate in our activities and projects.
The foundation fosters all kinds of iniciatives to stimulate the integration of these groups and individuals
into the multicultural life of the city of Amsterdam. Some of its proposals include Dutch and English lessons,
informative seminars, skills acquisition courses, specific activities for women and elderly people, artistic
events and expositions, and yoga, theatre and dance courses.
Centro Cultural de Hispanohablantes also offers the use of its meeting rooms to groups or individuals that wish
to use this space for activities that contribute to the wellbeing and social inclusion of Spanish speaking
It is also open to participate in projects that would feed the cultural needs of the Spanish speaking community
in Amsterdam, and collaborates actively with many other Dutch and international social and cultural organizations.
Centro Cultural de Hispanohablantes has already six years of existence and it is mainly financed by the Tow Hall
of Amsterdam. The participants of the activities also contribute financially by becoming supporting members.
Centro Cultural de Hispanohablantes hosts volunteers and students from other European countries every year
thanks to the European Commission funds.
Many other organizations also sponsor specific social projects and activities.
ABOUT THE STRUCTURE OF THIS WEBSITE
This website is divided in 5 major sections:
In this webpage of Centro Cultural de Hispanohablantes you can find information about the activities of the organization, and about the Spanish speaking community in the city of Amsterdam.
In this webpage you can find useful information about Amsterdam, from general, cultural and touristic information to many helpful links that include: how to find a room, living and working permissions, working conditions, health insurance matters and different aspects of living in Amsterdam. There is also an explanation about some peculiar aspects of the city that surprise foreigners, such as drugs and prostitution policies.
In this webpage you can find general and interesting information about The Netherlands: historic facts, governmental functioning, cultural aspects of the country, economic and social characteristics of Holland, etc. There is also a link to International humanitarian and development organizations that are placed in Holland or in the European Union.
This webpage aims to be the connection between the Spanish speaking organizations all over Europe. It provides you with useful information about social and cultural organizations that promote the integration of Spanish speaking communities in their territories. You will also find links to embassies and consulates of the Spanish speaking countries in the different countries of the European Union.
SPANISH SPEAKING WORLD
This webpage will provide you with information about the Spanish speaking cultures in the world. You can read general aspects of all the Spanish speaking countries and find links to their media, official institutions as well as political, social and cultural organizations, stressing those ones that work fostering intercultural dialogue and international collaboration.
This section aims to provide help to non-profit organisations in finding ways to finance their projects. In this section you can find information about what to keep in mind whilst developing a project, how to optomise the possibility of securing financial aid and which bodies regulate International Cooperation. There are two databases of organisations who provide funding to non-profit organisations; one for the Netherlands and another at a European level. We are also developing a new page about financing from Spain for International Cooperation projects.