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“The best experience in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Jordaan

The Jordaan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour
Ranked #9 of 272 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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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 shops, cafes and designer boutiques.
Rivoli, Italy
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“The best experience in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Walking through this neighborhood is an endless pleasure ... a huge variety of amazing houses , art galleries, small 'brown' bars and, last but not least, ....... a sweet honey stroopwafel at a bakery facing a canal.
Don’t miss a walk in the “nine streets” district, one of the city’s most picturesque shopping areas!

Visited January 2014
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“Lovely Neighborhood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Lovely neighborhood to stroll though and find a cafe to enjoy a meal. Within a short walk from the Anne Frank House. We found a grocery store here - Jumbo. A great grocery store if you are looking for snacks or food cheaper than what you can find in convenience stores. Also a nice selection of Danish snacks to take home for gifts. Great pricing on Stroopwaffles (8 individually wrapped for Euro 1.75).

Visited January 2014
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Moscow, Russia
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“We lived here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I like everything about the district. Both very quiet and comfortable and practically in the center of the city. Close to all major attractions and at the same time full of authentic Amsterdam chic.

Visited January 2014
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“Fascinating area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is a fascinating area to wander through, lying along the main canals to the immediate east of the centre. The streets are narrow, the pavements even more so, and there are bridges over the canals. So you have to watch where you are walking - not least to avoid being run down by a bicycle or falling over a group parked at some corner! But it's all part of a very vibrant area. The area is home to a number of excellent restaurants and cafes and to some interesting shops - we ate there one evening and bought some good items produced by local craftspeople. There are several "hofie", hidden courtyards with almshouses, some quite old and all very peaceful. Unless you have endless time, it's worth carrying a guidebook or map with walk routes in it so that you can cover some of the best streets andfind cafes, shops and "hofie".

Visited November 2013
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“Best place to shop and enjoy Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Jordaan is very interesting with its narrow alleys and the various spread of restaurants and pubs and coupled with the local Amsterdam crowd, this place gives you the best option to the see the real Amsterdam unravel in front of you. The whole Jordaan along the canal looks beautiful and breathtaking added with the charm of Village, cobbled streets and the lively atmosphere. Jordaan is the best possible destination in Amsterdam where you eat, dine, wine and shop in full glory and that too within a nice budget and experience. Do try out the small cafes around which surprises you. The place has a very unique character and has to be visited for that alone.

Visited December 2013
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