The electronics organisation Philips needed more manpower at the beginning of the 20th century, but there was no housing for the workers to live with their families. So Philips bought six acres of land on which they build a British-inspired village. Every house had a garden and access to water, electricity, gas and a sewage system, which was a luxury at that time. The houses, which have since been refurbished, offer a unique insight into the way the working class used to live before the war. All streets in Philips village lead to PSV’s home ground.