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The Jordaan

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #8 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
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Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This charming neighborhood is Amsterdam's Greenwich Village, with its narrow alleys, leafy canals lined with 17th-century houses, quirky specialty... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

We spent several hours wandering around this area - looking at the shops, buildings and then just sitting in a cafe along the canal banks.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Shops, cafes, architecture and a sense of what a city can be. Worth the effort to stroll about. Take your time and enjoy.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Nice shops, cafes and restaurants in this area. We visited on a lovely sunny day so we saw it at its best. Lots of things going on in this working area, lots of graphics and the like. Really enjoyed it. Has some lovely looking restaurants but only went into one bar and one coffee shop.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Some really old canal houses, a houseboat museum and some great little galleries, shops and cafes, it's a must see whilst in Amsterdam.

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PA
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Not a "must see" but worth a stroll if you have time. Some very unique shops worth visiting. I was impressed with the number of owner / artist shops.

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UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Jordaan is a beautiful part of the city. It has independent, quirky shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Wander along the canal banks and get lost - it's the best way to stumble across fantastic places. The buildings colourful and interesting. We loved it here.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We just wandered from street to street, bouncing off one canal to another and criss- crossing blindly, past cosy cafes and classy boutiques. No two streets are the same, each having its own unique character and aura. A lovely area to spend a couple of hours. Our favourite cafe lies in its southern part - Festina Lente!

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Leominster, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A lovely area to take a walk, the houses and little shops are beautiful. You can stroll for hours along the canals and the narrow streets.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

lovely little neighborhood to just wander the streets and meander with no direction or purpose in mind. Visited here while visiting the Anne Frank Haus. Lots of shops, cafes, and quaint little flower gardens adoring windows of houses. Seemed like a quiet little oasis somehow.

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Alba, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Don't miss a walk in the once workers quartier: interesting and pleasant, quiet and partially historical, mostly regarding the buildings along the canals.

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