Zaanhof, ©Marchel Westhoff

Treasures of Social Housing

'Treasues of Social Housing' guides you through the famous Spaarndammer district. During the tour, one of our enthousiastic guides takes you along several housing complexes built according to different ideologies. You will take a closer look at the beautiful Amsterdam School architecture of Michel de Klerk, the court constructions of the Zaanhof designed by Walenkamp, and the municipal housing blocks at the Zaandammerplein built by De Bazel. With the housing law in hand, the municipality, housing corporations and architects did their utmost at the beginning of the last century to build decent houses for the workers. It is interesting to see how from the same ideals, different architects came to different insights about the ideal housing construction for the worker. Come and marvel!

The Treasures of Social Housing tour can be booked by groups on request. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the museum to make a (groups)reservation, and let us know if you prefer an English-speaking guide.

Our lunchroom offers many possibilities for combining a guided tour with a lunch or coffee deal.