Refugee Homes in NL

As far as I know this is the first comprehensive list of all the facilities where refugee children were housed. The list is complete to the best of my knowledge, even over-complete, as I have chosen to include some facilities that were not especially for refugee children. If you have more information about any of these places, please contact me, I would welcome any additions to this overview.

Amsterdam, Valkenburgerstraat 186

by Miriam Keesing


Address: Valkenburgerstraat 186, Amsterdam

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In 1830 the Matze bakery “De Haan” was established here. After the Nazi occupation some 40 boys – most of them coming from Oostelijke Handelskade 12 - were moved into the floor above the bakery in early June of 1940. Circumstances were not very good though, so the last of the boys moved out in October of 1940. Most of them went to the “Jongenshuis” in Arnhem.

Currently there are apartments here: the original building was demolished.