Museum & exhibitions
Friday 24 May 2024 - Sunday 15 September 2024

Holiday! – a century of holiday joy

Holiday! - a century of holiday joy

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Waterstraat 27
3511 BW Utrecht View location
€ 7.50
€ 0.00 - € 3.00
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Date Fri 24 May to Sun 15 Sep
Time tu to su: 11:00 - 17:00

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It hasn’t been that long since ‘going on holiday’ wasn’t so common. It wasn’t until the 1960s that holidays slowly became accessible to the ‘ordinary people’. It started with small steps, like going on a two-day bike trip or loading up the car and heading to Katwijk. The museum’s collection contains interviews with (former) residents of Wijk C in which we find many references to holidays and outings, which were highlights in what was often a somewhat austere life. People saved up for them, either alone or in a group, and the anticipation was great. In this exhibition, we look back on the beginning and the development of going on holiday.

Holiday on Texel. P. Otten. Juni 1967

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