The 5 best Neighbourhoods to admire

1) Betondorp

‘Abandon all hope, he who grows up here’, that’s how the famous Dutch writer Gerard Reve described Betondorp. He wrote about this neighbourhood in his 1947 novel De Avonden (The Evenings). Other famous inhabitants include the football player Johan Cruyff and the photographer Ed van der Elsken. The 1920s minimalist houses are built from cement because bricks were too expensive at the time. Betondorp inspired the German Plattenbau.

Amsterdam - Betondorp

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