Tuindorp Oostzaan was the first real garden village in Amsterdam, intended to offer working-class families light, air and space, and a decent accommodation. Each family has its own front door and a garden at the front and back. Located near the shipyards, but far from the city centre. The village grew and the world changed. The Vegabuurt was added and in the 1950s came Tutti-Fruttidorp and Tuindorp Oostzaan-West. New residents moved to Noord, where thousands of people worked in the yards. Now that heavy industry has disappeared, North is trending and the houses are popular with young city dwellers.
256 pages, 21 x 28cm, softcover, Fw: Books (Amsterdam).