De Baarsjes

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De Baarsjes
Former borough of Amsterdam
Former Amsterdam borough of De Baarsjes
Former Amsterdam borough of De Baarsjes
Country Netherlands
Province North Holland
COROP Amsterdam
Borough Amsterdam-West
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

De Baarsjes was from 1990 to 2010 a stadsdeel (borough) of Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 2010 it was merged into the new borough of Amsterdam-West.

Built during the first half of the 20th century along a tram line that brought commuters to the city centre, De Baarsjes was formulated by the architect HP Berlage who designed the main square Mercatorplein. As it was mostly built before WWII, it was all built to last so when it came to urban renewal in the 1990s, most buildings were renovated and not razed to the ground. Facades were cleaned, suspicious bars and bordellos were closed and ambitious plans to deal with crime and safety were undertaken. Today, De Baarsjes is a community-oriented Amsterdam neighbourhood.

The borough contained the neighborhoods of:

Coordinates: 52°22′04″N 4°51′27″E / 52.36778°N 4.85750°E / 52.36778; 4.85750