kamp amersfoort opened by prime minister rutte
On 19 April the new underground museum of National Monument Kamp Amersfoort was officially opened by Prime Minister Rutte. An estimated 47,000 people were imprisoned in the camp during the Second World War. The construction of the new building started two years ago. Tinker imagineers was responsible for the permanent exhibition, a film room, a reflection area and a vr-experience.
The design team consisting of architect Jacques Prins (Inbo), landscape architect Cor Geluk (Juurlink+Geluk) and Erik Bär (Tinker imagineers), together with Willemien Meershoek, director of the museum, wanted to make the oppression, injustice and fear of the camp tangible. Stories were always passed on by guides. Now the architecture and the exhibitions make clear what kind of place Kamp Amersfoort was.