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Discover what it was like to live in a working-class neighborhood in the poor conditions of around 1920. Step into the life of the De Jong family.

The working-class neighborhood used to be a neighborhood where “the common people” lived, often in small houses in poor condition. Each city had its own working-class neighborhoods. Utrecht had Wijk C, once called that because the French occupier could not (or did not want to) pronounce the Dutch names. 100 years ago, Wijk C was the most densely populated district in Utrecht. In the neighborhood, large families lived in small slums. The residents mostly lived outside. Everyone had to work very hard for a few cents and there was a lot of poverty. But there was also a lot of solidarity and solidarity.

Although Wijk C is the only neighborhood in Utrecht still marked with a letter, the neighborhood has changed a lot since then. We still live close together and there are many challenges in living together even now. In the museum, residents of Utrecht talk about how they view themes that play out in the working-class neighborhood and are still current.

The working-class neighborhood of 100 years ago no longer exists, but it did create the Volksbuurt Museum here.

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Waterstraat 27-29
3511BW Utrecht
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