Western Amsterdam is split into Oude West and Westerpark, both working-class neighborhoods with an urban city culture.
Some of the best deals for restaurants, cheap markets, and affordable nightlife can be found in Oude West, whose alternative and punky crowd has popularized the gritty rock bars, cultural clubs, and pool halls scattered around the neighborhood.
Westerpark, on the other hand, draws an up-and-coming crowd of young professionals and is best known for the Westergasfabriek, a vibrant park containing various cafés and clubs.
The Westerpark neighborhood is also home to a growing underground scene, and features some cool and trendy retro clubs that attract a crowd of creative trendsetters.
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