The Helmersbuurt is known by the inhabitants as ’’village within a city’’. The location is appealing with the Leidseplein around the corner and the Vondelpark as your backyard. Most of the inhabitants of this neighbourhood stay in this area for a long time and have good contact with each other. In recent years many young couples have settled in the Helmersbuurt and because of that an increase in neighbourhood parties and barbecues was noticed. The Helmersbuurt is known as a friendly and safe residential area with a high degree of social controle. Creative people, artists and creative companies make this area a lively neighbourhood.