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Westerpark

Vibrant atmosphere against a green backdrop

Adjacent to the centre lies the lively Westerpark neighbourhood, part of Amsterdam West. Home to the eponymous park, which combines expansive greenery with the Westergasfabriek's wealth of cultural goings on, this lively neighbourhood is home to a varied mix of independent shops, old-school street markets, shiny new restaurants and traditional brown cafés.

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Just west of the scenic Jordaan, Westerpark has an energetic and creative vibe that’s provided by the sprawling Westergasfabriek cultural complex.

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‘I come here to walk my dog every day. In Spain the parks aren’t this huge, so I’m really glad I moved into this neighbourhood – which is very safe, even at night.’ // Ana Castan, 33, entrepreneur from Spain
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‘In the summer I come here almost every day and sit by the canal to enjoy the sun and the water, or to have a picnic. And there is always something great going on: a festival, a fair, a party. I love this place so much.’ // Fatima Zahra Nouzi, 27, stylist at Gustafson
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‘We’ve lived in Westelijk for two years now and we love it. The park is such a peaceful and beautiful place, and the Westergasfabriek always has something great on the agenda.’ // Jeva Koop, 19 and Leon Oswald, 21, students at UVA
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