Dictionary of Dutchness


Drive past a massive new housing estate on the outskirts of a city and the chances are you are passing a Vinexlocatie. The name comes from a 1993 government report entitled Vierde nota ruimtelijke ordening extra (supplement to the fourth white paper on spatial planning) which led to a government agreement to foster the building of 634,800 new homes by 2015. Vinex locations are often criticised for their uniformity and the lack of basic facilities such as shops.

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