|Former borough of Amsterdam|
Former Amsterdam borough of De Baarsjes
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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:
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