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“Genuine Amsterdam” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Jordaan

The Jordaan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
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Ranked #8 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.
Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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“Genuine Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This area is very old Amsterdam in my opinion, nice area that isn't ruined with modern design. I think it's a wonderful area to visit. Lots of places to eat and chill out while people watching.

Visited August 2013
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“Lovely area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is a lovely area which is well worth exploring. As well as being a residential area there are plenty of shops and cafes.

Visited June 2014
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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“Photo on every corner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

That typical Amsterdam view of a long canal with a bridge in the distance covered in bikes and flowers? Well the Jordaan is that image on every corner. Cafes, bars and restaurants everywhere!

Visited July 2014
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“Beautiful area!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The Jordaan is what one imagines a trip to Amsterdam to be. We booked an apt. right in the heart of the Jordaan and loved it! Great atmosphere, fantastic restaurants & shops and still convenient to Centraal Station, public transportation and all the sights.

Visited May 2014
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“A pleasant area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went for a walk around the Jordaan district on a Monday morning, a very quiet time. Many of the streets are residential and also not accessible to motor vehicles, they have lots of plants in tubs and boxes and it is altogether a very pleasant area away from the main stream area of the city. There are pleasant areas of canal and it is less than ten minutes from the Central Station.

It helped us to re-charge after being with so many people for several days. We found one or two cafes on the edge of the area to get a coffee and snack.

Visited June 2014
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