Photo by Frans Buitendijk

It’s difficult to imagine that Wijk C, the district behind Vredenburg and Lange Viestraat, used to be the most densely populated area of Utrecht. Having been a true working-class neighbourhood, it generates some wonderful stories about ordinary everyday life in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. How did people get water? How did they do their washing without washing machines? Where did they go to the toilet? And how did they survive despite the poverty? You’ll find the answers to these (and many more) questions the Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum in Wijk C. And then take a stroll through the district as it is today.

> Tuesday to Sunday, Nederlands Volksbuurtmuseum (Waterstraat 27)
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