Badhuis Diamantbuurt (Public Baths) Historical

Badhuis Diamantbuurt (Public Baths) Historical (HM1WBO)

Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1074 GG Amsterdam
Country: Netherlands

N 52° 21.049', E 4° 54.38'

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Architect Arend Jan Westerman (1884-1966)
Opdrachtgever Gemeente Amsterdam
Bouwjaren 1925-1926

Middenin de Diamantbuurt werd in 1926 dit voormalig gemeentebadhuis geopend. Destijds hadden de huizen in de omgeving nog geen douches. Architect A.J. Westerman ontwierp het ronde gebouw in de stijl van de Amsterdamse School, met een aparte mannen-en vrouwenafdeling rondom acht stortbaden en twee badkuipen. Elke buurt had destijds een badhuis, maar eind jaren tachtig werd dit badhuis als een van de laatste gesroten.

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Architect Arend Jan Westerman (1884-1966)
Commissioned by Gemeente Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Council)
Years of construction 1925-1926

In the heart of the Diamantbuurt neighbourhood of Amsterdam, these former municipal public baths were opened in 1926. At that time the houses in the area did not yet have showers. Architect A.J.Westerman designed the round building in the style of the Amsterdam School (architectural style), with separate men's and women's sections around eight showers and two bathtubs. In those days each neighbourhood had a bathhouse, but at the end of the 1980s this one was among the last to be closed.
Placed ByI Amsterdam
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Date Added Saturday, December 17th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31U E 629839 N 5801768
Decimal Degrees52.35081667, 4.90633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 52° 21.049', E 4° 54.38'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds52° 21' 2.94" N, 4° 54' 22.8" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 134 Diamantstraat, Amsterdam Noord-Holland 1074 GG, NL
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