Oldambt farmhouseHere, at certain times, visitors can watch an interactive play about the 1929 farm workers' strike, entitled 'Blue town, broken fists'. The local strike leader speaks on behalf of the labourers.
This farm is called ‘Kloostergare’. Farms such as this were relatively large, with maids and farmhands living with the family in the front part of the building - there were no fewer than six box beds for them to sleep in. In later times the workers moved to the barn, and from the 20th century lived in separate labourers' cottages.
1929 saw a mass strike by farm labourers (reapers) and domestic servants. These people had to work hard for a meagre income, lived in small cottages and were treated with contempt by their employers.
Type of farmhouse
Oldambt farmhouse or farmhouse with a 'krimp' (a Dutch word meaning a kind of extension). Part of the farmhouse was reconstructed following a major fire in 1996. Back to overview of buildings