The part of the street Mauritskade where you find the Dubbeltjespanden is a bit of a surprise. It is just a little sidestreet of the busy road Mauritskade, but here you find yourself in the atmosphere of the 19th century, in stark contrast with the busy traffic and large buildings around it.
The 28 small houses in this street belong to the oldest social housing of the Netherlands. The name 'Dubbeltjespanden' refers to the 'dubbeltje' (= 10 cents) of contribution the members of the housing corporation had to pay every week.
On the side of one of the two blocks of houses you find a work of art, installed in 2013, that refers to the history of the Dubbeltjespanden.
Art work on the Dubbeltjespanden
The street with the Dubbeltespanden