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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
  
This district can be split in '''West''', a modern neighborhood built in the first half of the twentieth century, and '''New West''', a multicultural area built after World War II and generally off-the-beaten path to tourists. The heart of West is (confusingly enough) the neighborhood of '''Old West proper''', the area closest to the city center, bordered to the south by Overtoom and the Vondelpark and in the west by the Rembrandt Park. Other areas in West are '''Westerpark''', a large park bordering the center with some interesting nightlife; '''De Baarsjes''', a neighborhood built in Amsterdam School and New Objectivity architectural styles; and '''Bos en Lommer''', most similar to New West with some remarkable buildings.
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This district can be split in '''Old West''', a modern neighborhood built in the first half of the twentieth century, and '''New West''', a multicultural area built after World War II and generally off-the-beaten path to tourists. The heart of Old West is (confusingly enough) the neighborhood of '''Old West proper''', the area closest to the city center, bordered to the south by Overtoom and the Vondelpark and in the west by the Rembrandt Park. Other areas in Old West are '''Westerpark''', a large park bordering the center with some interesting nightlife; De Baarsjes, a neighborhood built in Amsterdam School and New Objectivity architectural styles; and '''Bos en Lommer''', most similar to New West with some remarkable buildings.
  
'''New West''' has often dominated the headlines for social and ethnic tensions, crime, urban decay. Most infamous is '''Slotervaart''', bordering West to the east; other districts are '''Geuzenveld/Slotermeer''' and '''Osdorp'''. A special district is the vast area of '''Westpoort''', a harbor occupying a large area to the north of Amsterdam West, but not of much interest to most visitors.
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'''New West''' has often dominated the headlines for social and ethnic tensions, crime, urban decay. Most infamous is '''Slotervaart''', bordering Old West to the east; other districts are '''Geuzenveld/Slotermeer''' and '''Osdorp'''. A special district is the vast area of '''Westpoort''', a harbor occupying a large area to the north of Amsterdam West, but not of much interest to most visitors.
  
 
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