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Summary The Netherlands is changing

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- Geo
- Marian Meulenkamp
- 2013 - 2014
- Metameer
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  • 1 The spatial organization of Amsterdam

  • 1.1 Innercity + old neighbourhoods

  • What are the characteristics of the historical innercity?
    lots of monuments, narrow winding, close together and developed through the centuries
  • When were the old neighbourhoods built?
    at the end of the nineteenth century during the industrialization
  • What are the characteristics of the old neighbourhoods?
    poor houses, no sewage, built too fast and a lot of people in one house
  • Why were the workers housed in the old neighbourhoods near the factories?
    Because people had to walk to work. There were no bikes, cars or buses
  • 1.2 Amsterdam after 1920

  • When did Amsterdam expand again?
    in the twentieth century when more and more neighbourhoods were built on the edge of the city. 
  • What is the housing act and when was it introduced?
    in 1902 and it is a law stating the standard requirements for a house
  • What were the standard requirements?
    houses must not be too small or too dark, every house must have more than one room and running water, sewage and a toilet
  • When was a serious housing shortage? 
    in 1950
  • What happened after 1970?
    more single-family homes were built in new neighbourhood with gardens, wide streets and greenery.
  • Which period is connected with toilets and sewage?
    1920-1950
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