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Housing in the Netherlands - II

LEGISLATION in regard to housing in the Netherlands, may be said to date from 1901. In that year the Dutch Housing Act was passed. Before 1901, however, many local authorities in Holland had dealt, to an extent, with the problem of housing in their respective areas, and there had been much criticism of the housing conditions generally, particularly in the great centres of population. The general standard of housing accommodation in the Netherlands, it will be generally admitted, is much inferior to that in England, in every particular, and the demands of the people, it would appear, are more easily satisfied, not only in regard to the superficial area of the dwellings, but also in regard to the planning and to the provision of the many conveniences regarded as essential in English homes. Sir Charles T. Ruthen

Author(s): Ruthen, Sir Charles T

Keywords: housing;netherlands