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Amsterdam’s newest neighborhood fears ‘white flight’

IJburg, Amsterdam's newest neighborhood A growing number of people who live in IJburg, Amsterdam’s newest neighborhood, are dissatisfied with the livability of their district.

They complain about nuisance caused by bored youths, break-ins, threats and violence.

Others cite the lack of adequate schools and childcare facilities. Yet others complain about the lengthy traffic jams on the neighborhood’s main connecting street with the rest of the city.

Reportedly, many of the early adopters had expected a ‘white enclave’ of exclusive, expensive homes…