Amsterdam is one of the most well-known cities in the world. But often, people have a very narrow view of what you can do or see in Amsterdam. One of the places often overlooked in Amsterdam is de Bijlmer, and if people do hear about it, they are often advised to stay away from there for safety reasons. But is this reputation really valid or outdated? Watch me in this video spend a day in de Bijlmer, with my friend Dior who is born and raised there!
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00:00 History of de Bijlmer
01:13 Introducing Dior
01:47 Amsterdamse Poort
02:00 Is de Bijlmer really a ghetto?
04:53 How is growing up in de Bijlmer?
06:23 Ganzenhoef Market
07:13 How has de Bijlmer changed over the years?
08:01 Smeltkroes 2.0
10:04 Were you ashamed of de Bijlmer?
11:56 What’s the future of de Bijlmer?
12:26 Would you raise your kids in de Bijlmer?
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