What to do about rising rents? | DW Documentary – Amsterdam Video



published: 2019-06-11 18:00:05

Housing shortages and rising rent costs: a growing problem for big European cities like Amsterdam. We accompany Amsterdam locals as they search for a place to live, and find out what impact rising rents are having on the development of our cities.

Wendy Bijwaard is looking for a place to live after separating from her husband. For years she’s lived in Amsterdam-Oost, where she has her job, her two children’s schools, her friends and hobbies. But will she be able to stay there? The 52 year old earns well and could afford an apartment in the Dutch metropolis. The only problem is – she’s been unable to get anything. For the sake of her children, Wendy isn’t giving up. For now, she’s found a temporary abode with friends. But by the summer she will have to have found a new place to live.

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  1. in merica if you really wanna win just have kids for a living on welfare, get a job that docent pay enough to support your child (any job) then you're accepted 😀 just keep having kids then half of them will probably be disabled and you get even more $$ for that. My friends with the best houses, cars and vacation time are the people doing this going onto their 4th to 5th kid in their mid to late 20's…

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  2. Tax all the annoying transplants moving to the already crowded areas. Dont like it, then move to another smaller city and help that area grow instead of contributing to the homeless crisis

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  3. There’s 2 Disneylands in Europe. One in Paris, the other Amsterdam. XD

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  4. Could it be due to mass immigration ? .. Gotta house all the immigrants and give them benefits .. Nahh .. that can't part of the problem

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  5. This is nyc. Gets worse every year

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  6. It went from Poverty (thumbnail) to HGTV (looking at houses) to National Geographic (Zoomed in of doggy peeing) lol.

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  7. Building zoning and density regulations make housing unaffordable. High demand for housing plus low supply equal high prices

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  8. Same as in all cities of the world.

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  9. Housing, rentals or sales, should not be on commission!

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  10. 23:16 HE WOULD MAKE A KILLING ON EBAY, ONLINE SALES; All That STUFF, Looks Like A Thrift Store😝

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  11. LOS ANGELES is The Homeless Capital of The World. Every Year the Homeless Population Increases😩 INEQUALITY, CORRUPTION, GREED Has Driven People Onto The Streets, Cars, Trailers. It is Absolutely Insane That Hardworking People are Being Swindled By the SYSTEM Thats Suppose to Take Care Of US. In The 2008 Economic Crisis The BANKS Were Saved on the Expense Of the PEOPLE😪 My Only Hope Now Is For WORLD Wide Revolution to Dispose GOVERNMENTS and The BANKING CARTELS💯

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  12. Remember communes from the 1960s?

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  13. Cities belong to speculators. Get out of there and never come back.

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  14. It's always the students that struggle the most 😩 and most schools don't provide enough apartments for us

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  15. 12:00 the immigrants are the ones jacking up the prices

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  16. Love this YouTube channel it give a honest overview of Europe . Cause let other media tell you Europe has little to no poverty and everyone happy

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  17. whats with all the ads,,,,,,

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  18. You need to be an immigrant to get affordable housing, buddy!!! LOL

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  19. This is a shame prices should be affordable

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  20. people should start more share houses so that life is more enjoyable when you live with other people and it is cheaper so everyone benefits. Living alone can be very boring…
    I have lived alone, I have lived in share houses and I have lived in backpacker hostels. The more people the more fun!

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  21. Look! No burglar bars, barbed wire or fences! Clean, with working infrastructure. What a pleasure it must be to live like that. Not in Sunny South Africa.

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  22. Even in Malaysia 🇲🇾 cost of living is too expensive. Everyone need to move out.

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  23. At 15: 00 ….can"t afford the rent…but eats out all the time…!!!

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  24. life is getting tougher & complicated in every new generation, this is why many had choose not to breed so that their children will not suffer the same faith

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  25. Uh how about not living in Amsterdam? Problem solved.

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  26. It is not just Amsterdam. It is everywhere in the Netherlands.

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  27. I was in Amsterdam last summer and to be honest I didn’t like it that much 😏 i wouldn’t live there. I would rather go to the country..

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  28. My parents were born in Suriname and you just reminded me why I am studying Media. A lot of people from Suriname in Amsterdam are doctors, lawyers, engineers. I can go on and on why this report is an insult to my intelligence

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