Two of Amsterdam's ‘Western Garden Towns’, Slotervaart and its enjoining neighbourhood of Overtoomse Veld were built as residential areas after WWII. Redevelopment, community actions and active local politics have seen improvements to urban design and an integrated, community feel. It is appropriate that Overtoomse Veld is referred to as a ‘park city’, as it lies near such recreation areas as Rembrandtpark, Nieuwe Meer and Sloterpark. Always a winner is to picnic and BBQ in the park. In recent years, several trendy dining and drinking options have arrived.