You can tell that there are Indonesian influences in Amsterdam hence you can find streets (Straats) in Javaplein are named after islands and places in Indonesia. We have Baalistraat, Bencoolenstraat, Borneostraat, Sumatrasraat just to name a few.The location was just perfect. Quaint and lovely. The people around the neighborhood were friendly and you really feel at home! (A lovely old lady approached us asking if we were lost and help direct us to Balistraat) There are many halal grocers and eateries around. Perfect for us Muslim travelers. Overall experience - I LOVE IT. I am the sort who loves to have a feel of other people's culture. Javaplein made me feel at home. Although our stay was short, we had an awesome time living like/amongst them. The people are friendly and warm. Really made our stay excellent. Furthermore, our house is right beside a police station. Should anything happen I think my scream would alarm them.