Detention Center, Zaanstad

Between 2005 and 2013 thi s floating detention center served as a prison for immigrants without official permit, asylumseekers who's request had been rejected and undocumented refugees. They all waited here for a possible detention, often without any form of process.

In 2014 thetwo ships are sold to an "profit for non-profit" organization to start a budget hotel. The revenues were intended for funding of a school in Guatamala.

Ironically, the second platform is purchased back by the government, now to house tha new refugees from Syria that arrived in the course of 2015.

March December 2014

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