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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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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Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour
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Small-Group Amsterdam Bike Tour

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The Best of Amsterdam

If you want to get a feel for the real Amsterdam, this is the area you want to stay in (see my review of the Jordaan Houseboat) or at least wander around, eat and drink. It's got... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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Eastern Shore, Maryland
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309 reviews 309 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

If you want to get a feel for the real Amsterdam, this is the area you want to stay in (see my review of the Jordaan Houseboat) or at least wander around, eat and drink. It's got history and it's got some great canals. And... LOTS of bikes. :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A beautiful neighborhood packed with cute shops and restaurants and families going about their days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Allow yourself to stroll along the streets of the Jordaan and discover its houses and streets in a most pleasant walk. There are many cafes and bars where you will enjoy a warm cup of coffee or a jenever and enjoy the amsterdam way of life around you. Not to miss and come back many times to this place.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We were staying in the Museumplein area but we knew that The Jordaan was thriving with locals so we decided to take a little trip there. We got a tram there and asked a local where to go and he told us the way. I can't remember the name of the cafe but he told us they sold the best... More 

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Nuneaton, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It is always pleasant meandering around the canals in Amsterdam. The Jordaan is a particularly interesting area for shoppers. This area includes the 'nine streets'. These are marked on tourist maps and include a wide variety of unusual shops. Great for browsing and, perhaps, buying a little souvenir to remind you of your visit though some prices are high. You... More 

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Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nice area to walk around enjoy the day, less people in this area so you can enjoy it more. Lot of interesting thing to see here.

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rhinebeck,ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We loved walking alongside the many canals. The homes are beautiful, the shops and cafes very appealing. We spent several hours just strolling with occasional stops for coffee. Great for photos of Amsterdam.

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The area has interesting shops, but prices are just unreal, its a nice place to wander around if you have the time.

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Kalmar, Sverige
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

it was a nice visit there, went to a local bar/pub for having some late lunch. It was nice to sit there together with people who live in the area and they were easy to chat with. It was like you just come to there living-room and sat down. Not to many tourists in that area!

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Despite being a nice city, security seems to be a big issue. My husband and me have been robbed in the daytime in the real center of the city, Jordaan, by a dutch guy that thretened us with a knife. All this with no cameras recording it so that the thief could escape with a motorcycle without the police being... More 

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