Calling European Hackerspaces!

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In a few weeks time, I will be in Düsseldorf on business for the world’s largest plastics and rubber industry trade show, the K-Show. That’s not very interesting for you, but afterwards a coworker and I will be traveling for a week in Europe, and being the geeks we are, we would rather visit you instead of the typical tourist attractions (mind you I have lived in Germany for half a year).

The majority of our Hackerspace Intro pieces thus far have been limited to North America, so we would love to visit your Hackerspace in Europe! Take pictures, ask a few questions, get a tour, and share it all here!

If you are part of, or know of a cool hackerspace in approximately the geographical doodle shown on Google Maps above, let us know in the comments! We will be traveling around October 19th to the 24th.


  1. Simon says:

    You’re welcome to drop by in our hackspace in Siegen (HaSi). If you plan to visit the hackspaces in the Rhein Main Area (notably the RaumZeitLabor in Mannheim has a conference “Trollcon” on the 26th and 27th october) you’ll come across Siegen along the way.

    We’re a fairly new hackspace (just moved into new rooms) but there should be some things to gaze at :)


  2. Tinkerer says:

    Hello! You’re also welcome in Tkkrlab, a hackerspace in Enschede, The Netherlands. We might be moving to our new location that weekend, so please contact me in advance!

  3. Aequitas says:

    You are welcome to visit Hack42 in Arnhem, the Netherlands. (

    For a list of Dutch spaces look here:

  4. C.T. says:

    Some more hackerspaces in the Netherlands (I am not a member of either one: tkkrlab in Enschede, and bhack in Zwolle (resp. and Check with bhack first what they are up to, it seems they have really just started and had like only one meeting yet)

  5. Mark Janssen says:

    Adding another hackerspace you are very welcome to visit: in The Hague. We’ve been around for almost 4 years and have some interesting projects to show.

  6. Syntax says:

    You can also visit ACKspace, the most southern hackerspace in the Netherlands

  7. =PsychiC= says:

    Hackerspace ACKspace in Heerlen (Limburg, Netherlands) ((Nextdoor to Aachen)) would welcome your visit =)

    Note : Sleeping arrangements can be met.

  8. Thomas N says:

    Hey Guys, you can come to Lille, France (in your geographical doodle), we can have a Beer and i can show you some cool things here, and maybe organize a visit in the Fablab Lille ? Also, i have a few projects to show you around Arduino and RaspberryPI in my own lab !

  9. Juerd says:

    Feel free to visit Revelation Space in The Hague if you like!

    Come and talk to us in #revspace at Freenode.

  10. benwilliam says:

    you are welcome in the hackerspace at frankfurt (

  11. adf says:

    Urlab and bxlhs in Brussels and soon G-Hive, an all girl hackerspace

  12. I recommend HSBXL.. They have a range of electronic and non electronic interesting hack projects. Materialise is very close. And you could go to various fablabs. Plus, we are one of the only hackerspaces in Europe with a large garden and multi storey building.

  13. PhilipG says:

    You guys can gladly come visit Brainstorm ( site is only in dutch, I now realise), a new hackerspace near Antwerp in the early stages of starting up. Although the term hackerspace doesn’t quite apply; more of a creative community. But the electronic/computer geeks are surely present! Can we tempt you with some Belgian beers? :)

  14. RobinJ says:

    OpenGarage (Antwerp, Belgium)

  15. RafkeP says:

    Not really a hackerspace, but if you guys are planning on going to Ghent (Belgium) around that time, you really should consider visiting F.A.C.T.S. (
    That’s the place where all the Belgian geeks will be that weekend.

    My life hasn’t been the same since Hackaday published an article about my MoMoLight project ( )
    So I would love to meet the people responsible for that.

    You can find me at the R2 builders booth at F.A.C.T.S.

  16. Jelle says:

    You are of course welcome to Protospace (.nl). We are a fablab, not a hardcore hackerspace, so we have a lot more women visitors! But more importantly, we have cool stuff/machines that you can use. (for free if you are willing to share, on tuesdays and thursdays).
    All of that is valid for all other hackaday readers too, no need to travel far.

  17. thep says:

    There is also the C4 (Chaos Computer Club Cologne)

  18. milangajiceu says:

    Thanks to this post I just found out that there is a hackerspace right here in my neighborhood:

  19. aliekens says:

    You’re also welcome in our “Open Garage” in Borsbeek next to Antwerp in Belgium, more info at

  20. ocean troll says:

    Planning on going for a swim in the ocean? Lol

  21. xenontechs says:

    Just a bit north-east of the marked area is Berlin, a city with many places you could visit.

    While some of them are pretty awesome, I recommend visiting the AFRA (, a small, one year old but rapidly expanding hackerspace, which is probably the only one built on the idea to be open to everyone who wants to hack. Also, smoking-free

  22. Ronnie says:

    Saturday 10th of Oktober : the second (mini) Maker Faire in Groningen, Holland ! be there or be square. see

  23. Freek says:

    Feel free to drop by NURDspace in Wageningen. We’re one of the smaller hackerspaces in The Netherlands. We’ve recently moved to a new location, and that’ll be celebrated on October 19th ( ) with a party.

    Obviously you (and any other people reading this) are welcome to visit any other date as well. Wednesday is our open evening (17:00-00:00), at any other time you can check the current status on our homepage ( or check on irc ( #nurds)

  24. Ethan says:

    On Saturday the 12th, there’s also a Mini Maker Faire in Groningen (in the northern part of The Netherlands). Linkage:

    If I’m not mistaken there’s also a monthly hackerspace meeting at the FabLab there, is there someone who can confirm this?!?

  25. Our hackerspace “Hackerspace Bremen” is nearby your drawn border. Feel free to visit us. It would be great, if you could send us an email ( incase your visit is fixed.


  26. Edwin says:

    Hi you can visit our little fablab in Liège Belgium, the RElab ( ) drop us a line to be sure there’s someone to catch you.

  27. wastel says:

    Flipdot Hackerspace Kassel:

  28. pieter says:
    feel free to drop in, have a look around;
    a talk and a coffee!
    happy to receive you.

  29. Wonko says:

    Your travel map suggests that you fly out from Frankfurt. You would be very welcome in our Hack Quarter:
    How about accommodation, airport transfer, power, wifi ? If you are in the area I would be happy to help out!


  30. Martin says:

    You are in Düsseldorf….. i live in Düsseldorf….

  31. We would welcome you to Bonn, Germany close to Cologne to check out our space where we produce our “red secret” Guitar preamp.
    Here´s the homepage if you want to check it out:
    It´s a real small production facility. Plenty more stuff we have in mind to market soon!

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