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Engelse bewonersbrief

Date: 25 June 2020
Subject: Vote for Oost Budgeting (Oost Begroot) Oud-Oost


Dear resident of the Oud-Oost neighbourhood,

The moment is here, you can finally vote for the plans that were submitted for Oud-Oost. Together with some 34,000 other inhabitants of Oud-Oost you may decide what € 200,000.- will be spent on. This letter gives you a unique and personal voting code. From 26 June until 17 August 2020 you can submit your vote on www.oostbegrootoudoost.amsterdam.nl.

How it works

  • Go to internet page www.oostbegrootoudoost.amsterdam.nl and click on ‘Stemmen’.
  • Select the plans that you approve of. 
  • Use your personal voting code to vote. 
  • On 20 August 2020 we will announce which plans will be executed. The plans should be executed within a year after the announcement.

Do you need help casting your vote on a computer? At these locations and times we will be present to offer our help with the voting process. Of course we will do so in accordance with the latest anti-corona measures.

  • Krugerplein, Monday 29 June from 15:00 to 17:00 
  • Steve Bikoplein, Tuesday 30 June from 15:00 to 17:00 
  • Dappermarkt, corner Eerste van Swindenstraat, Wednesday 5 August from 15:00 to 17:00 
  • Kastanjeplein, Friday 7 August from 15:00 to 17:00 

During the last week of the voting process, from 10 until 14 August, we will also be present from 10:00 to 12:00 at the City Office, Oranje-Vrijstaatplein 2. 


In total 66 plans were submitted for the following themes:

  • Climate and sustainability: € 33,407.-
  • More green in the neighbourhood: € 48,963.-
  • Neighbourhood connections and activities: € 63,556.-
  • Poverty and youth: € 38,444.-
  • Indoor and outdoor art:  € 15,630.-

Why Oost Budgeting?

The City District of Oost believes that residents know what is needed for their neighbourhood. This year € 200,000.-  per neighbourhood was made available for the execution of plans by residents and by entrepreneurs. A total of 66 plans were submitted in April 2020 for Oost Budgeting in Oud-Oost. You can find more information about the plans and the process on 

Questions and help

  • Do you have any questions about Oost Budgeting (Oost Begroot) and can you not find the answer on www.oostbegroot.amsterdam.nl? Please contact us via phone: 06 3873 8041 or e-mail: oostbegrootoudoost@amsterdam.nl.  
  • If you have trouble voting online, please ask family, friends or neighbours for help. Or you can come and see us for help at the locations and times mentioned earlier in this letter. Bring this letter with your personal voting code and an identity document (ID). 
  • You can also vote on behalf of others. In that case bring that person’s letter with the voting code, a copy of their ID and their written agreement with you.

With kind regards, 
Also on behalf of the City District Committee of the City District of Oost,

Rick Vermin                            
City District Administrator

If you want to stay informed personally, for example about the results of the Oost Budgeting election – after 17 August 2020 – or about future plans for the next round of Oost Budgeting, please send us your e-mail address at oostbegrootoudoost@amsterdam.nl, or enter your e-mail address online after casting your vote.

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