At the end of Van Goghstraat in Amsterdam is the Veerhuis. A normal residential house in a normal urban area, where children play outside the front door. But people come to the Veerhuis to die. Together with family and friends, they temporarily create their own surroundings. An important fundamental of this “just-like home” ethos is offering personal care based on the desires of the inhabitants. For four months, Steef Meyknecht filmed everyday life in the Veerhuis.
Steef Meyknecht is a lecturer in Visual Ethnography, University of Leiden. Independent documentary filmmakedpho-tographer.