The districts of Geuzenveld, Slotermeer and the similar Osdorp are west of the Bos en Lommer quarter. It is divided into ten parts, conveniently named Buurt 1, Buurt 2 etc.
The buildings here were constructed between 1920 and 1940, with some additional 1950s social housing. Although there are some nice two-storey houses, most of the neighbourhood consists of the grey blocks along windswept streets that have given Amsterdam west such a bad reputation over the years.
Tensions between immigrants and police have helped create a largely undeserved ghetto image for the neighbourhood. However this helps to keep the rents low: 3-room apartments range from about 325 to 450.
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Geuzenveld, Slotermeer and Osdorp districts
Geuzenveld, Amsterdam, Netherlands