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Charming piece of social history

Magnificently conserved company housing. Eraliest part beautifully landscpaed (same landscape... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
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Utilitarian project

Unique example of an old-fashioned patriarchic project. A Captain of Industry wanting to control... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
Delft, The Netherlands
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Zocherweg | Fabriekscolonie Agnetapark uit 1882-1894 tussen Zocherweg en Verkadestraat, Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Magnificently conserved company housing. Eraliest part beautifully landscpaed (same landscape architect as Vondelpark Amsterdam) dates from 1890s. Second and largest part from 1920’s is perfect example of Amsterdam school (art deco) of architecture: geometric lines in street plan, roofs, front doors, windows. Colours from that...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

The park is nice, with manicured lawns, statues, a fountain and benches (but some maintenance is lacking in that department). The site looks so tranquile and quiet, but it is not unfortunately the noise from neigboring industry is pervasive.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Unique example of an old-fashioned patriarchic project. A Captain of Industry wanting to control the lives of his workers in every respect, including their housing. Beautiful archictecture.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

het agneta park, we had an office there, we went there in the years back from now for music in the Tent. the most touching is the silence, the place which is kept away from the city noises. the small cafe on the corner, the...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank bob s
Reviewed 7 July 2015

It was extremely hot and busy in Delft centre, so we walked from the rail station past the building site and the windmill to Agnetapark and found a well-preserved example of an industrial social housing project from the 1800's with a park and working fountain...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

This park dates from 1877. And was Commissiond by J.C.van Marken and his wife Agneta It looks a bit like Sun City It belongs to Monumment care like The Nationale Trust in the UK And Itink that says ennough

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

This area of Delft used to be the property of the nearby factory. The houses built here were for the people working in the factory and their families. As you walk around the park and the houses you have a feeling of being submerged in...More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank Dracorange
Reviewed 24 November 2013

If you want to experience a -post-industrialistic village inbedded in the town of Delft.. go there! It is originated early 1900.. and was the first social housing project ever and an initiative of the Yeast- and pennicillin factory

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Theodor v
Reviewed 9 April 2013

As a memory lane park it is a small wonder, as a park for viewers, well it is in a part of the city of Delft not so known, the Hof van Delft part, was the farmer place before, transformed in 1900 to a living...More

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank bob s
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Extra for your answer i lived for fifty years in delft, so the information is not from a one time vist