Take to the streets – exhibition

  • Location: OBA Oosterdok, Amsterdam
  • Date:
  • Time: 10:00
  • Type: exhibition
28 Sep - 12 Jan exhibition Take to the streets

What does 100 years of women’s suffrage mean to you? In the exhibition Take to the streets, about women’s suffrage and activism in Amsterdam, the struggle of activists from then and now comes to life.

Events and special stories of the women and men who fought for women’s suffrage. Wanting a better future. Who were they? Where did their determination come from?

This exhibition is free.
It shows you archive material, photos, newspaper articles and propaganda resources from Atria’s collection into the history of 100 years ago. A Virtual Reality experience brings you back to the demonstration for women’s suffrage in Amsterdam in 1916.

In addition to this exhibition there is a Women’s suffrage walk through Amsterdam.
You will walk part of the route of the “Great Demonstration” of 1916 and pass buildings which played a key role in the struggle and the lives of those who fought it, such as the birthplace of Wilhelmina Drucker and the offices of the Association for Women’s Suffrage (Vereeniging voor Vrouwenkiesrecht, VvVK). Compare the historical photos with the modern cityscape and identify the places where the struggle was waged.
It took Dutch women more than 25 years to win the vote; this walk will take you about 2.5 hours.

Suffrage Walk on Google Maps

Exhibition opening hours:
OBA Oosterdok, Amsterdam
Monday until friday: 08:00 – 22:00
Saturday, sunday: 10:00 – 22:00