Voices Uncovered

Stories of the Alblasserwaard’s industrial past

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The abandoned Kloos & Zonen industrial waterfront in Alblasserdam creates a tangible link to its former workers community, embodying a rich blend of industrial and cultural heritage. Despite these heritage values present, the workers community is slowly disappearing and with them their cultural heritage and narratives. While the industrial heritage often takes precedence, numerous cultural narratives often remain untold, despite shaping local culture. This research aims to uncover these untold stories and cultural themes connected to the former workers community of the Kloos Industrial waterfront.