Read our latest annual report (in Dutch)

The Repair Café Foundation was founded on 2 March 2010 and is based in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands.


The Repair Café Foundation wants to make repair a part of the local community once again. It aims to maintain and spread repair expertise, and to promote social cohesion by bringing together neighbours from all walks of life and sets of motivations in the form of inspiring and accessible meetings.


The board consists of:

  • Leonie Reinders (Director of BKN, the association of Dutch second hand stores) – Chairman
  • Martijn Leusink (Repair Café organiser in the city of Utrecht) – Secretary
  • Tim Stok (Owner of an accounting firm for charity foundations) – Treasurer

The day-to-day management is done by Martine Postma.

Employees are Nieske Kalkman, Gertrud Maes, Claudia Schipper en Judy Sijlbing.

Consultants of Repair Café International are Kees Noorman and Ben Smits.

Annual reports

The Repair Café Foundation describes its activities and developments each year in an annual report in Dutch, with accompanying financial statements (jaarrekening). You can download these documents here:


The Repair Café Foundation has been appointed by the Dutch tax authorities as a “Public Benefit Organisation” (Dutch: “Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling”, ANBI). This ANBI status makes it fiscally attractive for donors to support the foundation.

Chamber of Commerce

The Repair Café Foundation is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce (Kamer van Koophandel) with the number 34383930.