The Jordaan

The Jordaan, Amsterdam: Address, Phone Number, The Jordaan Reviews: 4.5/5

The Jordaan
4.5
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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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The area
Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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Janet M
Cordova, TN631 contributions
Aug 2021
We did a guided walking/tasting tour through the Jordaan district of Amsterdam in August 2021. This was an Avalon Waterways river cruise optional excursion call “Bites and Highlights of Amsterdam” that costs $78.00 per person and lasted about 2-1/2 hours. This area has many specialty shops and unique eateries, as well as historic buildings. We got to taste delicious traditional street food. For example: Poffertjes (mini Dutch pancakes), Bittenballen (ground meat croquettes), and Dutch Cheese. Our guide, Robert, entertained us with interesting stories about this historic neighborhood. On the edge of the Jordaan (on the Prinsengrach Canal), you will find Anne Frank’s house where she went into hiding during World War II. We also got to visit a ”hofjes (an inner courtyard/hidden garden)” which were built centuries ago to house single women or house staff whom were too old to work. Another feature of houses in this district are the stone tablets above the doorways that were carved to reveal the vocation that once occupied the house i.e., scissors for a family that worked as tailors). This tour was well worth the money and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Written January 24, 2022
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Denise K
Walnut Creek, CA434 contributions
Sep 2021
Try to stay here in an AirBnB or one of the small hotels. It's close to everything and yet apart from where most people go. It's a nice, quiet walk with some of the prettiest canal houses. The boat tours don't go here, there's not a lot of public stuff, so you can just feel like you have a private retreat here. A good Indonesian restaurant tucked away on one of the streets. Check it out
Written October 11, 2021
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lexi3
136 contributions
Feb 2020
The area was a working class neighborhood, just west of the canal ring (Prinsengracht). It's now a thriving area of restaurants, boutiques, bars and "coffee" shops to which the young and young at heart gravitate. If that's your thang, go west....
Written March 8, 2020
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Emerald1SteelCity
Southport, UK35 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
A pleasenter area of Amsterdam. Nice to walk around, see architecture and canals. Lots of little bars to sit outside and people watch. Like the rest of Amsterdam, it's relatively dirty with fag butts and rubbish generally strewn around and has an unkept nature (like the rest of the city). Lots of restaurants and pancake places to choose from. A young crowd, like the rest of Amsterdam. The ubiquitous foul odour of smoking something dodgy is hard to get away from. If visiting Amsterdam, then this is one of the nicer areas to stroll around. But like the rest of Amsterdam, pedestrians are not the priority here. Take care not to get taken out by a speedy cyclist. Lots of walk ways are taken over by chained bicycles and you sometimes have to walk into cycle lanes to get past, taking care not to get mowed down. I would not visit if I had mobility issues. I would not take a trip to Amsterdam especially just to visit here.
Written August 5, 2020
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Muddy LaBoue
Draveil, France10 contributions
Aug 2021
Here in the Jordaan, a 65-year-old woman can walk during the day or even the evening and feel safe. It's close to both the Centraal Station and the famous museums of Amsterdam. If you stroll down the Prinsengracht, you'll come to the area where the Anne Frank House is located, and there you'll find a lot of cafés, bars, restaurants, and other shops. Flagship Netherlands offers a cozy and fun canal cruise on an open boat from just in front of the Anne Frank House. The Amigos Grill serves delicious Argentinian food with a vegetarian option as well. But if you prefer to be more economical, there's also an Albert Heijn supermarket with a multitude of choice. Make it your own Amsterdam, as calm or lively as you choose. The Jordaan is on the quiet side, but for me, that was a good thing.
Written September 1, 2021
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Anthony G
Wellington, New Zealand1,124 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We LOVE the architecture of Amsterdam and if your like us and just like strolling around this city, slightly baked, taking it all in then The Jordaan is the place to be.
Grand old house la and wonderful views down the canal. Wish I could live here ❤️
Written December 31, 2020
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jimpack
5 contributions
Mar 2020
Easy to reach by tram lots of coffee shops and interesting museums. The pianola museum has an amazing collection with several rolls made by the original composer of the music. The tulip museum is worth a visit.
Written March 17, 2020
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hajwanders
Mumbai, India258 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
Amsterdam is beautiful every inch in it's own unique way. The Jordaan is one of Amsterdam's hip localities with many eateries (chic & cafes),local boutiques, galleries. Also near it is the the Noordermarkt square market where one get jewellery, clothes, antiques and scrumptious organic food. Also do check out the Cheese Museum, you can taste an assortment of cheeses before you buy and be ready to be full and the shopping bag to be full if you're a cheese lover like me.
Written January 28, 2020
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Lakhbir Singh
Brighton, UK39 contributions
Dec 2019
Follow Rozengrct, and you are rewarded with a chilled-out neighbourhood with cheap gym facilities, ex-pat craft shops and nice sidewalk canals, with lots of young friendly people.

On the negative side the hotels are overpriced, as most in the center - so stay more towards vondell park. At least this area is safe from muggers.
Written November 16, 2020
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SimilarGent
Leeds120 contributions
Feb 2020
A spent about 2 hours walking around the Jodaan district. Relaxing is the word compared to most of Amsterdam where it is a bit more like a capital city!

There are some lovely boutique shops around the district and nice coffee shops. A must visit for anyone.
Written February 3, 2020
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