The Eastern Railway
In 1874, the Oosterspoorbaan crossed a horticultural area of gardeners, also known as ‘the vegetable garden of Utrecht'. The vegetables were brought to the city over the river Minstroom, an old branch of the Kromme Rijn.
After the construction of the railway with a bridge over the Minstroom, houses were built in the area. Though, gardeners remained active for a long time.