The history of Schiedam is recorded in the street names. In the past, a street name often contained a reference to the residents, the use or the location of the street. You will see many references to fishing crafts, jenever industry and polders in the Schiedam street names. In the newer suburbs, the street names often have a common theme. Some themes are very general, such as sports heroes, birds and painters. But many of the themes are typically Schiedams; they refer, for example, to Schiedam distillers, administrators, the Liedewij who are revered as saints or family of house builders.
The app 'Street names of Schiedam' provides the origin and meaning of all street names in Schiedam. Wander the map looking for new street names. Search the database for people and words. Or discover on the street which street names are in the immediate vicinity. With the app 'Street names of Schiedam' you can learn more about the history of the city in a fun way.