The stories behind the Leiden neighborhood ‘Hakbijlenbuurt’

For at least 85 years, part of the Transvaal neighborhood in Leiden has also been called the Hakbijlenbuurt (‘axe neighborhood’). An enigmatic nickname, and hardly anyone knows where it came from exactly.... Will you dive with me into the theories and stories about the neighborhood and its peculiar nickname?

This story is also available in Nederlands (nl).