André Gauw gradient
“A foreign country at your doorstep”

André Gauw

André (1961) is born and raised in Amsterdam. He works as an independent contractor and project manager for the City of Amsterdam. From 2012 to mid-2014, he lives with his wife and daughter in a rental apartment on the Piri Reïs Square. He had hoped that a playground or a park would be built at the square, but now the mosque is there, little space remains. At the end of May 2014, they move to Amsterdam North, to a house with a garden and a playground. “It is out of town, cheaper, greener, more spatious, and there is no mosque at my doorstep.”