The port city of Rotterdam was mainly built by people from elsewhere, often from the countryside. Wapke Feenstra went looking for them, to exchange farmer's knowledge and to reminisce, thereby making visible the rural mentality that is an inseparable part of the urban space.
'Boerenzij' is the nickname Rotterdammers from above the river gave to South Rotterdam, to indicate that the people there were not real city dwellers.

Photography: Aad Hogenboom,© TENT en MYVILLAGES