Factories and the Rise of the Working Class

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Human Voice


A self-guided audio tour in Amsterdam’s quirky neighborhood of the Pipe memories of the past abound. The voices of the people that shaped its transformation from a rural polder to an industrial zone form a miscellaneous mosaic. Follow the steps of the factory workers through 19th and 20th century Pipe district and discover the most decisive moments in Amsterdam’s development.


  • Sarphatipark

    1. Sarphatipark

    The Sarphatipark is a is a green oasis in the middle of the Pipe district. It is named after physician, urban planner, and philanthropist, Samuel Sarphati who devoted his entire life to the makeover of the area.
  • Bathhouse

    2. Bathhouse

    The bathhouse is located in the heart of the Diamond neighborhood in the Pipe. This public bath opened its doors in 1926 at the time that 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 with separate men’s and women’s sections around eight showers and two bathtubs. In those days each neighborhood in the city had a bathhouse.
  • Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat

    3. Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat

    This neighborhood came about between 1919 and 1921 by order of The Dageraad Housing Association. The design is by the two leading architects of the Amsterdam School; Michel de Klerk and Piet Kramer.

Featured stories

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Our stories are zany and so is the team of creative writers, thinkers, doers & explorers behind them: a dedicated art conservator, who if left unattended will be found making stuff out of paper and fabric, a caring archaeologist with long Renaissance curls who loves art and baking & a passionate travel writer suffering from incurable wanderlust and a healthy obsession with Thomas Pynchon. To this, add a gifted graphic designer, who playfully experiments with designs, colors, hairstyles, and fashion transformations daily, and a world-class network of travel experts and accredited tour guides who share our crush for ingenuity and create distinctive tours and travel stories that bring the world closer to you!

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Starting point Sarphatipark 37I, 1073 CP, Amsterdam
Finishing point Pieter Lodewijk Takstraat, 1073 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Why take a self-guided tour?

This is a self-guided tour based on the award-winning storytelling concept developed by Clio Muse and the fascinating narratives prepared by our handpicked destination experts.

You can enjoy each multilingual tour by using your smartphone or tablet at your own pace even if you are offline. The interactive map on your screen will guide you step-by-step as you explore all points of interest along your route. Each stop comes with a selection of our signature stories allowing you to tailor the tour experience to your personal interests and schedule.

After downloading Clio Muse app, you can access this tour and activate it any moment you wish and also repeat it any time. To best enjoy our multimedia self-guided tour (comprising maps, video, audio and text) we recommend the use of headphones.

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