This area just oozes charm character and is full of locals enjoying life in this great suburb. Quiet streets with more charming canals and a fantastic selection of bars, restaurants & shops.
And only a 10 min walk to the more central attractions ( Anne Franks Hse, 9 Street, Red light district, lots of museums). So close enough so that you can spend all day in town, pop 'home' relax change and pop back into town for a meal, although you can find pretty much any kind of restaurant locally from posh places booked for months, to informal places
A bunch of recommendations to eat:
Donna Sofia on Anjeliersstraat (a Little Italy)- local pasta/ pizza excellent lunch there and always packed walking past at night
Hostaria- another Italian almost opposite Donna S- had supper there and ut was good food at a good price with charming lady owner been there for 20 yrs.
Daalder- on Lindengracht- could get in tried twice need to book well in advance for wkends but looks fab
Brasserie Vlaming in Princengracht- excellent, fab night defn worth the 10 min walk from Jordaan
L'Invite- on Bloemgracht- couldnt get in tried hard but will visit another time
Restorante Pepe- on Westerstraat- looks average to be fair but fantastic pizza and a cheap meal
And to work off that food, hire bikes from Bike City in Bloemgracht- dutch cyclist are nutters but is good fun and a great way to get about
Final tip...use AirBnB.com to book accom !