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Amsterdam neighbourhood lures hipsters with cheap waterfront housing

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 05:50

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Rents of working-class houses in the tuinwijken - quaint villages built in the 1920s and 1930s for Noord's wharf workers - stand at about 895 euros a month, around half of Amsterdam's average.

Amsterdam

WHEN Vincent Vollenbronck was living in Amsterdam's northern harbour as a teenager, it was a derelict expanse of potholed streets and abandoned docks where he would sometimes throw bricks through the windows of empty warehouses. Now, he is helping developers transform it into

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