In the old neighbourhoods of Amsterdam the houses didn't have a bathroom or shower. There was only a toilet and a tap in the kitchen and the bedroom. People washed themselves during the week at the tap and small children were washed in a zink tub. In order to improve the health of the working people at the end of the 19th century they could have a shower in a public bath building in the neighbourhood where they had to pay for. Mostly they did on saturday, to go more often was to expensive. I remember as a little child my parents, brother and sister went to the public bath at the end of our street, only I was to young and was washed in the tub in the kitchen. Things have changed, every house has a bathroom now and the bathhouses are closed . This one in the Diamond neighborhood from 1926 was one of the last one's closed in 1986. Some of the buildings had this typical round shape as the one in my street also had.