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The Jordaan

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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As featured in 3 days in Amsterdam
Ranked #7 of 298 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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Vienna, Austria
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

On friday evening or saturday, when the weather is good, lots of little streets are full with people sitting in front of little bars and coffeehouses. The streets are beautiful, with lots of plants and flowers. Brouse the internet for the markets that take place in that area, near the Noorderkerk, worth getting all kinds of fres tings!

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Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, charming, best place to stay in Amsterdam. Feels like you are part of the real Amsterdam, staying alongside the locals. We always use our bikes to get around, it's so easy to get from one side of the city to the other.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Expensive but very nice - beautiful individual shops and lovely people - overall a very nice place to be

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Athens, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I walked around the neighbourhood, guidebook in hand, looking at the buildings/ houses and reading about the stories behind them. I think this is the way to do it. I you don't feel like walking, ride your bike from street to street. But don't do it without the information. Otherwise, it may look like an ordinary neighbourhood...but it's not! A... More

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Kuwait
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

One of the favourite days was walking through the Jordaan, It takes you to another time. We were lucky to walk during one of the sunny days and perfect weather.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Quieter but had lovely shops and restaurants. Pretty canal side cafes and bars without the noise of the more popular tourist areas. Just how I imagined Amsterdam to be.

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Koh Chang, Thailand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Street cafés, canals, narrow streets, typical old houses making it a good place to wander and see what you can find.

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Cornwall
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190 reviews 190 reviews
39 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Did this area by bike and it was a real pleasure, very picturesque and I suppose the true old Amsterdam. Nice cafe's and a lovely atmosphere. A must if you visit Amsterdam. Very popular as you would expect.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Great area to explore for both interesting architecture, local scene, and shopping. It is worth strolling through for an hour or two . . .

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Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I liked the lively streets, cosy shops, elegance and peaceful relaxed people. Houses seemed worth living, would liike to live there myself.

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