Aside from self-management, it’s also possible to contribute by organizing things yourself which will contribute to social cohesion and community building.

Lots of possibilities

Almost anything is possible! All kinds of activities can be organized; sports, cooking, games, movies or music. This can be done one-off, but it is also possible to form a committee or a club so the activities take place more frequently. It is all up to the tenants and their wishes! The self-management team can offer support.

Let us know your ideas!

Are you, or will you be a tenant and have an idea? No matter if it’s something big or small, let us know what you would like to do!

Would you like to know which activities will take place at Startblok? Take a look at ‘What’s new/Activities’. We will regularly update this page and add new events!

Coordination of activities at Startblok

In order to facilitate different ideas, activities and events a foundation was set up by a couple of volunteers. The board members coordinate all activities and project at Startblok.


Member of Startblok Actief


Startblok is a nice and approachable, that I realised even before I started living here. There is a close community and with the foundation we try to maintain and enhance this sense of community. By means of fun and educational activities we try to enjoy eachothers cultures and bridge possible differences.

As vice-chairman I do not just have one job to do. I want to encourage and help the volunteers with whatever idea and activity they can come up with!

Two years ago, when I first heard about Startblok Riekerhaven, I was immediately hooked on the idea. The concept of living together, helping each other and taking part in a community you have build up yourself still makes me excited and proud. I started as thechairman of the Startblok Actief! foundation and now I started as community developer in the Startblok Team. Together with the residents and everyone involved we are building the community of Startblok Riekerhaven. If you have an idea or a new initiative, you can contact me at any time!

In startblok we live as a young big family, where culture, mentality, education and backgroung is diverse. I joined Stichting Startblok Actief! because I want to play my part in the social cohesion of this big family, to be a bridge between cultures and to learn from everyone around me. My goal is to, together with my team, bring everyone as close as possible to each other.

I’ve been living at Startblok for some time now but because of my studies and traineeship I had little time to really get involved. I liked the fact that more and more residents started to dedicate themselves to Startblok by organizing a film night, exchanging clothes and teaching each other new languages. The longer I lived at Startblok, the more I realised that it is the residents who make this place alive and unique. I wanted to contribute to this as well.

As the secretary I am mainly responsible for the promotion of events and the maintenance of records and administration within the foundation. Besides that I also help coordinate our Startblok garden together with Yara.

I moved to Startblok about 2,5 years ago. From the start I was involved in this beautiful project. I started as group manager in combination with social manager in the self management team. To keep challenging myself I applied for the function of treasurer. I am a member of Stichting Actief since 2019. My job is to keep track of the expenses and earnings of the foundation. If we want to keep improving the terrain and keep on organizing activities for our residents, we need to keep our financial situation healthy! We collect money for the foundation by giving tours on the Startblok terrain for all those interested, and we apply for subsidies. In this way we can keep on facilitating fun activities, parties and other investments in Startblok.

Here you can see a picture of the previous Startblok Actief! Team that organized many fun activities.


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“The most important aspect of Startblok is that youngsters with different histories, knowledge and talents are brought together with the same goal: creating a good place to live and where you can personally grow.”

Maartje (25), panel member