Cool Architecture in Transvaalstraat
Transvaalstraat in Zurenborg houses some amazing architecture. Here are some highlights.
Transvaal straat nr 15
This big house is called the 12 apostles. After you are done counting them go further and be amazed by the adorable villa that will appear in front of you. It’s extraordinary!
The Greek temple,
Transvaal straat 27 - 33
This Greek temple (or series of Greek villa’s) is one the prettiest of the area.
Originally uncountable Greek statues of philosophers stood here. Now only a few are left - but it’s still quite impressive.
Just imagine that in each house lived only one family. I wonder how many cooks, butlers and maids they had. Their rooms could be found behind the small roof windows.
Behind the front garden, you’ll see basement kitchens. All those have been changed to comfortable apartments now. Conveniently the stables became garages.
Transvaal Straat 59-60
Nice woodwork shows 12 devils. Legend says there used to be a 13th but that one has been removed. You can still see the spot where it used to stand.
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