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Most big cities have a must-see multicultural district that will add a richer dimension to your visit. New York has Greenwich Village, London has Soho and Amsterdam has the Dapperbuurt. The highlight of this area is undoubtedly the Dappermarkt – which was voted one of the world’s “top ten shopping streets” by National Geographic Traveller.
Located to the east of Amsterdam’s centre, the Dappermarkt is a lively, multicultural neighbourhood which is undergoing a revival, thanks to an injection of investment and renovations. This working-class district has a rich architectonic history, with much housing dating back to the 19th century. The strong social ties of the neighbourhood have an influence on the Dappermarkt, which has been declared "Amsterdam's true people's market." The presence of the market and the attention given to keeping it clean also adds to the feeling of pride and safety in the neighbourhood.