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The studio housing complex on the Zomerdijkstraat are the first artists’ studio houses realised in the Netherlands.

Since its completion in 1934, visual artists, with or without their families, have lived and worked in this first Dutch studio housing complex on Zomerdijkstraat in Amsterdam. The design with steel construction is an example of the “New Objectivity”, inspired by Le Corbusier’s Paris studio houses. The three responsible architects are Zanstra, Giesen and Sijmons.

The national monument consists of 32 studio houses, of which eight studios were originally designed for sculptors and 24 for painters. In the painting studios, northern light enters through large windows and the sculpture studios have large wooden doors facing the street. The many famous artists who have lived and worked there make it a special place from a cultural-historical point of view.