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The Jordaan

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: This charming neighborhood is Amsterdam's Greenwich Village, with its...
This charming neighborhood is Amsterdam's Greenwich Village, with its narrow alleys, leafy canals lined with 17th-century houses, quirky specialty shops, cafes and designer boutiques.
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The Bells of Westerkerk

Beneath the bells of the Westerkerk, which chime every 15 minutes, the Jordaan is teeming with small shops, wonderful restaurants and various nooks and crannies to explore, as a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beneath the bells of the Westerkerk, which chime every 15 minutes, the Jordaan is teeming with small shops, wonderful restaurants and various nooks and crannies to explore, as a couple, family or with friends. We stayed int the Jordaan for a long weekend and my teen daughters identified with the same pealing church bells that Anne Frank enjoyed during her... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Full of Great food and shopping, I was told this is where people in Amsterdam go. You notice that most of the food menus start appearing in Dutch but don't worry, everyone seems to speak English.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Loved this area and definitely the place I look to stay whenever I visit. Laid back, quieter and free from stag and hen parties! If you want to feel more like a local than a tourist this is the spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The center of Amsterdam is like a jewel case . One of the jewels is Jordaan. It used to be the Jewish neighborhood. Now it is a very nice area to explore. There are a lot of interesting choices for food and drink nearby .

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

De Jordaan is the Real Amsterdam , wonderful area to walk , eat , have a Beer , and just Chill . Still has the old merged with the new and is always the Amsterdam of plesant surprises . Away from the Tourist madness you can really enjoy Old Amsterdam .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very unique to wanter around the seven little streets in th heart of the Jordaan, with all the tiny shops

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Jordaan, is the he most colorful folk district in Amsterdam. I could not figure out the name,but after doing some research, and seeing the states of the musicians, I figured it out. There were 5 statues in total, and one of them was of Jimmy Jordaan. I guess,he was one of the most prominent ones.There is also an annual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I went on a foodie tour of this area. We visited disperse areas in the region and sampled different Dutch food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It's very pretty here, more like what you expect Amsterdam to look like. Less popular with boozy revellers (thankfully). A smattering of restaurants and bijou shops will keep you out of pocket, the canals and traditional architecture will keep you snap happy. Waste a few hours here soaking up the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

During our recent stay in Amsterdam, my wife and I stayed on a houseboat very close to The Jordaan, and we spent much of our time in that part of Amsterdam. While the Red Light District is just embarrassing, and the Rijksmuseum and Heineken "Experience" are a bit of walk (and touristy), The Jordaan area offered wonderful shops, restaurants, and... More 

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan

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Jordaan
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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