‘Witte Dorp’ celebrates 75th anniversary

The ‘Witte Dorp’ (White Village) celebrates its 75th anniversary this weekend. The Eindhoven neighbourhood was designed by architect Dudok. The name ‘Witte Dorp’ is derived from the colour of the houses.

According to the chairman of the Witte Dorp Foundation, Harrit Hoppenbrouwers, the neighbourhood is quite special because of the solidarity among the residents. "Everyone here is willing to help one another and residents know how to find one another when help is needed," Hoppenbrouwers says.

The festivities start on Friday evening with the presentation of the special jubilee book to councillor Mary-Ann Schreurs. Afterwards, there will be a short memorial service for the Kotte family, who died in the MH17 planecrash. The Kotte family lived in the Witte Dorp.

The volunteers of the ‘Lichtjesroute’ (Route of Lights) are then going to light the special ornament they have made in honour of the anniversary. On Saturday celebrations start with activities for the children. The festive weekend will be concluded with a dance party.

Source: Studio040

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