Amsterdam isn't a very large city, but there are strong neighborhood identities. Over the years, I have come to know the ins and outs of several neighborhoods in Amsterdam, from Weesperbuurt en Plantage and Oostparkbuurt to Oud West and Oud Zuid. Having lived in the West for over two years, I am convinced that it is my favorite place in the city. This belief was further strengthened a few weeks ago when I rode past a new development on my way to work. The Stadsboeren is an urban garden located on the site of a demolished building with an array of graffiti as a backdrop. It's the perfect complement to the small animal farm located just around the corner and I'm excited to see how they develop it over the next months.
Photo via the Stadsboeren.