This is a documentary series about bedrooms in the Netherlands. Bedrooms are seen as a private matter, but if you look back in history it is also influenced by the Dutch government.

In the beginning of the 20th century there was a new law introduced: The Dutch Housing Act of 1901. The total package of measures was a stimulation to end the construction of poor, unhealthy housing and clear slums. In this period they did not only build a lot of social housing, but they also introduced social workers to teach the working class about hygiene rules.

For example: a separate area to sleep is required, a bedstead is prohibited. Every bedroom needs a window for fresh air and sunlight. The decoration should be as sober as possible: no curtains, rugs and blankets because they only attract dust. Which of these rules do we see today in our bedrooms?