Repair Café Hilversum is a not-for-profit community of volunteers who provide repair services. Every month, we come together in ‘WijkCentrum De Zoutkeet’ on a Saturday to repair common household goods, kitchen equipment, clothes, electronics, toys and much more. Please check the yearly schedule published on our site for our upcoming sessions. We are open to anyone who lives in Hilversum and its immediate surroundings. We are affiliated with the RepairCafe.org initiative. We only work out of communitycenter ‘De Zoutkeet’, unfortunately we are not available for house calls or repairs at other locations. Also note that we cannot repair the screens of Smartphones or Tablets.
Repairs are free of charge! Of course any small (voluntary!) donations are more than welcome as they help us cover some of the costs. As of this writing we accept both cash via our donations Tipping jar at the intakedesk and digital transfers via QR code or PIN-payment. Trough this website (Over ons- Steun ons) we accept small digital donations as well. Your donations will be used to cover some of our expenses. Our volunteer repairspecialists to not receive regular payment.
We are proud of our average success rate of 65%. So two thirds of items that are brought in will continue to be of service, with you! This instead of being thrown away to early.
Our volunteers aim to work together with you to fix your item. Not only is this educational, it is also much more fun and “gezellig” to do this together. The intake of repairs is as of 11:30 am, see the calendar for dates and more information.
Please note that you can’t make an appointment or have a guaranteed spot on one of our repair days. We aim to help as much people as we can. You could consider filling out our Intakeform (Look for ‘Reparatiebon downloaden’ in the menu.) and make sure to bring a print out to the event.
If you just want to socialize over a hot beverage and meet fellow Hilversummers, feel free to visit us!
Do you have any questions about our work and goals or any other practical topic? Or do you posses much needed repairskills: consider becoming a repair-volunteer 🙂
Please contact us via email: email@example.com or drop by during one of our sessions. Our socials will show you most recent developments and some pictures.