The Transvaalhof in Leiden

The Transvaalhof (a hof being a small court with residences typical for Leiden) was built in 1928 and designed by the architect Bernard Buurman (1883-1951). Frank Lloyd Wright, the Amsterdam School and the 17th century culture of “hofjes” are recognizable influences of the Transvaalhof. The complex consists of 174 residences.

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  • Stories of the Hof

    story by Emma Sow.

    Just behind the Morsweg and beyond the Lopsenstraat lies the Transvaalhof. Entering the hof through one of the two entrance gates immediately feels like entering a peaceful haven.

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