At home in the city - Celebrating 100 years of Tuindorp Oostzaan
September 2, 2021 - January 9, 2022
100 years ago, the first residents of Tuindorp Oostzaan moved into brand new homes. It was Amsterdam’s first genuine garden village, built to give working-class families light, air and space and a decent home. Tuindorp Oostzaan was influenced by the English concept of the garden city, incorporating spatial features such as gardens, plazas and cultural facilities which serve as meeting places and foster a sense of community. The area became home to a close-knit community, just as had been envisioned. Over the years, the community – as the world – changed. The area was expanded in the post-war period, bringing in newcomers, migrant workers, and young families.
The Amsterdam City Archives have created the exhibition ‘At home in the city – Celebrating 100 years of Tuindorp Oostzaan’ together with photographer Raimond Wouda, to tell the history of this special part of Amsterdam. He has been photographing Tuindorp and its residents for the past 30 years. In the exhibition, Wouda’s vision of Tuindorp and its residents is linked with historical images and sources, as well as the personal stories told by Tuindorp residents.
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