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The Jordaan

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 310206249038
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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We have had a nice half day here. Went trought the Jordaan, saw the nice houses. If you like architektur, this is right place. I recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have had a nice half day here. Went trought the Jordaan, saw the nice houses. If you like architektur, this is right place. I recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took a boat cruise through the Jordaan area and the views all along the canals and river were splendid. We were able to closely view stately old buildings, homes, bridges, and ships converted into house boats tied up along docks and water. It was a very interesting ride and the guide on our ship did a nice job entertaining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We rented an amazing house in this area and we were not disappointed. You can walk in walk for miles and explore the canals and shops in architecture. When we come back to Amsterdam, we will definitely stay in this beautiful area to be right in the middle of all there is to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely quiet part of the city with loads of good architecture and views to match. Worth a visit. Unique collection of shops. Close to the centre and easy to get to. Loads of good photo opportunities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Of course this is my misunderstanding as this was my first time back in Amsterdam in over 40 years. The area below Central Station to Dam Square was not the nicest-lots of alcoholics and others sleeping along the streets. Now the area below Central station and West to the Jewish Section towards the Anne Frank House-the Jordaan has been revitalized.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just go there!! Have a boat cruise, try to watch that wonderful view of canals and take some pictures!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have just spent six days at the Studio Elf which is situated in Amsterdam's characteristic Jordaan district. We rented the top floor which consists of an attic in and old typical Dutch house complete with steep winding staircase. The house is situated about 600 metres from the famous Anne Frank House and very near to important tourist attractions which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay as well as wonder around for fabulous small, high quality restaurants away from the crowds near redlight area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Special stores! (not chewed up like around the Dam Square)... quite expensive, I'd suggest window-shopping. (;

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ask somebody from Amsterdam which areas they like the most, Jordaan will be most likely in the top. This area stretches out over a part of historical Amsterdam, with its protected sights, houses and views. On a sunny day or on a nice evening a typical Amsterdam feeling is what you can catch here. Walk around through the small streets... More 

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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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