I am looking for a place to stay in Amsterdam and this time I would like to stay in a "bobo" neighborhood of Amsterdam.

I do not know how to translate "bobo" (bohemian bourgeois), maybe hipster is the closest. The bohemian bourgeois are rather wealthy people who support the counterculture, and have characteristics like being "urban, environment-friendly, idealist".

So, where could I find some hipster neighborhood?

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    Hello Max, I think you should take a look at what questions we expect here. In particular, this website is not a travel agent, trying to guess what hotel you will enjoy. There are a lot of tools for that. Usually people search for hotels, hostels, B&B and private apartments. For these, Kayak, Booking, Hostels.com AirBnb, Couchsurfing are the common websites you can look up. Good luck finding your favorite place!
    – Vince
    Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 16:57
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    Sure Vince, anyway, I'm looking for BoBo places, which means that I'm looking for anwers from locals. This website could be work for that? Best, Max Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 17:17
  • PS:. I'm not looking for favorite places, I'm looking for locals and (experienced people) answers. Anyway, Thank you for your advice and answers. Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 17:17
  • So you want to know where the bobo neighborhood of Amsterdam is?
    – Vince
    Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 17:19
  • Yes. I don't know if "BoBo" is the best term. I'm looking for some advice about good neighborhood to sleep in amsterdam. Maybe local websites to find good places to stay. Commented Feb 4, 2015 at 17:22

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In the case of Amsterdam, what you're looking for are (ex-)squats. Ex-, because squatting in Amsterdam became illegal in late 2010. "What's up with Amsterdam" has some back-story for that.

Squat Vrankrijk in Spuistraat

One of the most famous ones is Squat Vrankrijk, which is right in the center, on Spuistraat.

You can find these kind of places in the Canal Belt, Old Center, but especially in Jordaan, which also has quite a few hip restaurants etc.

Also, you have to realize that Amsterdam is very small, so staying anywhere in the center you're in walking distance of all these neighborhoods.

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    +1 for Jordaan but I would also recommend De Pijp as a semi hipster area.
    – medina
    Commented Feb 5, 2015 at 10:21

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