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The Jordaan

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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As featured in 3 days in Amsterdam
Ranked #7 of 296 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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Montville, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is the most beautiful area in Amsterdam. We rented an apartment here and enjoyed the relaxed ambiance of this area. Unique cafes and shops, Nine Little Streets, picturesque canals.

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Leicester
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53 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Firstly, watch out for the BIKES...Crazy. I love this area for the sheer diversity of things found here. Sex, drugs and rock and roll come to mind. The canals are just lovely. We wandered around here without a care in the world. We felt totally safe and enjoyed everything about this area. Please do visit if you are going to... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is an excellent neighbourhood to wander around, day and night - though there are some sights in red-lit windows on stylish main streets beside the canals you'll almost certainly not want your younger kids to see. There are numerous 'brown cafes', bars, restaurants and shops to linger in and at night the lit-up canal bridges look beautiful. It's an... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you could take classic Amsterdam and bottle it, add canals, people, and life, bam! you've got Jordaan! It's a wonderful district and awesome to wander around in.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A lovely part of Amsterdam,9 streets of quirky classy .shops and cafes all crisscrossing the canals.Perfect for strolling around.

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Oslo, Norway
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Get away from the maddening crowd and escape into the jordaan area!! Lovely shops and restaurants where the locals go and prices are lower than around the centre of town.

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Adelaide
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43 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Having rented a unit in this area I realised its a great area to stay. Its far enough out of city not to be too touristy but close enough to easily walk to Dam Square. It has great access via the Tram system to central and also along the edge of the canals. Its great to walk amongst the main... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Lovely area to walk through , great architecture , nice ambience , but as with all of Amsterdam , you have to watch out for the cyclists

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Oslo, Norway
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Lovely shopping and dining area. A must for those who prefer atmosphere and genuine experience. You can walk around for hours so bring comfortable shoes.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Not great either. Looks like the rest of Amsterdam. Less crowded though, a big plus for that. And no smell of you-know-what :-)

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