The number of foreign immigrants from Suriname, Turkey, and Morocco increased significantly during the 1970s. The increase of people resulted in an exodus to ‘growth cities’ like Purmerend, Almere, and other towns near Amsterdam.
The newly wealthy yuppies and students sought out neighbourhoods like the Pijp and the Jordaan, previously working class. Due to the new economic trend towards a service economy instead of an industrial economy, Amsterdam, which used to be a poor city in the Netherlands, has become a prosperous city economically.
Below is a collection of fascinating black and white photos of people on Amsterdam streets in the 1970s. They were taken by WOMEN & WORLD.