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“A quaint, authentic shopping district in Central Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Jordaan

The Jordaan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #7 of 303 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Neighborhoods
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.
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“A quaint, authentic shopping district in Central Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Walking through the Jordaan is certainly not to be missed when visiting Amsterdam. The shops, restaurants and cafes are more quaint and you are able to mingle with the locals rather than being surrounded by tourists. There are plenty of shopping opportunities, everything from food and art to independent shops and everything in between. Don’t hesitate to spend your time strolling down the street just window shopping or taking in the atmosphere. Beautiful architecture lines the streets. This is a true look into the real Amsterdam.

Visited August 2013
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“Picturesque, the Amsterdam you came to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The Jordaan is the best part of Central Amsterdam. While most visitors spent there time in and around Dam Square, Red Light District, etc I felt as if I had this place between myself and the locals. You do not need a map, just wonder the streets, visit the small cafes and eat in the local restaurants. The architecture is what you would expect but with the never ending canals, bridges and small, quaint side streets it is a wonderful area.

Visited February 2014
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“A part to dream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

we have dreamed during this visit : we would like to live there !
this makes us to dream...
We have walk a long time in the small streets...

Visited January 2014
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“creativity in every niche”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

the combination of shops, cafés, art, restaurants...things and places you don't expect or haven't thought of...with the historic atmosphere of the buildings...you need to experience it :)

Visited January 2014
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“A village within the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

A great area - like a village within the city. Close to everything but quiet. Part of the old area of Amsterdam and very picturesque

Visited January 2014
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