18th century Bloemstraat, Jordaan neighbourhood Amsterdam

Years: 2020

Commissioned by: Danielle van den Heuvel / Gamze Saygi

Supervision: Tijm Lanjouw

Research: Tijm Lanjouw / Maroesjka Verhagen

Modelling: Tijm Lanjouw / Mattia Lucca

Project description: Project commissioned by Dr. Danielle van den Heuvel (History) for her NWO project Freedom of the Streets. Based on extensive architectural-historical research and 3D laser scans made in the Bloemstraat in Amsterdam's Jordaan, a street scene from the 18th century has been reconstructed for social spatial analysis.


Lanjouw, Tijm (2021): 4DRL Report Series 3 - The digital 3D reconstruction of the 18th c. Bloemstraat and Eerste Bloemdwarstraat. University of Amsterdam / Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Journal contribution. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.16922788.v3 

Saygi, Gamze; Lanjouw, Tijm (2021). 3D digital reconstruction of the Bloemstraat in Amsterdam in the 18th century. University of Amsterdam / Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.16706593.v1

van den Heuvel, D. and Noordegraaf, J. (2023), "Unpacking Urban Life in the Past: “Time Machine” as a Data Visualization and Analysis Tool", Pauwels, L. (Ed.) Visual and Multimodal Urban Sociology, Part A (Research in Urban Sociology, Vol. 18A), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 63-95. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1047-00422023000018A003

Snapshot of 3D laserscan data captured in the Bloemstraat.
3D models of the 18th century Bloemstraat, colours indicating degrees of confidence based on the quality of the historical sources.