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The Jordaan

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 0207708953
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This charming neighborhood is Amsterdam's Greenwich Village, with its...

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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love everything about it....

There are a lot to like in Amsterdam but for me the best part is its canals... Lovely ,cozy , familiar streets and canals with lovely canal houses, which makes you want to walk... read more

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are a lot to like in Amsterdam but for me the best part is its canals... Lovely ,cozy , familiar streets and canals with lovely canal houses, which makes you want to walk all over the city and if you like to sit and rest for a while you would be amazed by plenty of restaurants and bars here,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Jordaan is a great place to sit on a bench or outside a cafe/ restaurant to just chill and people watch. The canals here are beautiful and there are many quaint shops and cafes.

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We rented bikes and spend the day biking round Jordaan. It is the cosiest place. laid back - nice stores and historic architecture everywhere. Would not miss it if I where you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There's a lot to like here and perhaps the best attraction in town. Lovely streets, canals and alleyways to stroll the time away. I was surprised at how many restaurants and bars are now here, many of which are subtle and upmarket. Very classy part of the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once you get into the area you feel a sense of calm descend. Lovely canal houses to see and canals to walk by in a peaceful atmosphere. Bars pop up now and again for a drink to refresh yourself. Surprised to see the odd red window dotted about as not in the red light district.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this part of Amsterdam. Full of interesting history, shops and restaurants. Any visit to Amsterdam would be incomplete without devoting a day or more to the Jordaan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was once a working class neighborhood but has now become gentrified and is home to well off residents and many shops and restaurants. There is a house where the famous painter Rembrandt lived and worked for many years and is also the location of the house where Ann Frank hid from the Nazi's in world war 2. A map... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wander around this mostly residential neighborhood. It's a great way to see how Amsterdam families live life in the large city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Jordaan is an amazing area, I would suggest to choose a place to stay somewhere around it. As well it is great to cycle through and rental bikes in Amsterdam are great, cheap and in my opinion it's the only way how you can enjoy every inch of this amazing city!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very walkable and lots to see. The shops and restaurants are aplenty and the people watching is fun. A great place to enjoy the city.

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Jordaan
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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