While most places with roots in the squatting scene have a grungy, post-apocalyptic 1980s vibe, Zaal 100 actually looks quite smart and fresh. The structured schedule also sets it apart from its more anarchistic counterparts as Monday nights are reserved for squatting information hours, Tuesdays for Jazzy sounds while a quality vegan meal is served every Wednesday and Thursday.
Zaal 100 has its own company of improv comedians and hosts a monthly poetry café every third Thursday of the month. It’s also a gallery space and is rented out for all kinds of non-commercial activities and events.
An evening in Zaal 100 can sometimes be a trip through undiscovered territories: one night we took in an 8mm art film based on footage of the Dutch National Socialists, which morphed into The Witchfinder General (1968), took in a spoken word performance, an explosive ska band and finally ended up at a screening of Female Trouble by John Waters, all liberally doused in cocktails which benefited an organization that supports illegal immigrants.