The Jordaan
The Jordaan
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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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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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  • Alanna
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such friendly and attentive staff in a wonderful location in Amsterdam
    Mr Jordaan was extremely accomodating. I had a lovely room overlooking the canals and the staff were all so welcoming and friendly - can’t say I have had any better attentive staff at any other hotel I’ve stayed at. A great location with lots of restaurants and cafes close by.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 26, 2023
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,593 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amsterdam canals
    Jordaan is a quaint neighborhood west of Amsterdam's city center. Full of lovely canals and beautifully restored rowhouses, the area is a perfect place to experience the maritime character of the Dutch city. It is also not crowded and thus allows more relaxing exploration.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 5, 2023
  • Melyssa L
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quiet, historic and simply beautiful.
    The Jordaan area of Amsterdam was a great place to stay. Because it is mostly residential, it was quieter than the city center yet still had the charm of the bustling areas of the city. I felt very safe, even at night walking the streets with my 16 year old daughter. There are many cafes, boutiques and canals to visit throughout the streets and the Anne Frank Museum is in the heart of it. This area is also within a 25 minute walk of most major tourist attractions including the Van Gogh Museum, Dam Square, and the Rijksmuseum. We stayed in the Mr. Jordaan hotel which I highly recommend! Definitely check out this part of the city if you plan to visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 28, 2023
  • karheart
    Linköping, Sweden148 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice are that used to be the poorer parts of the city
    Very nice area that is a bit quieter than the centre and old parts of Amsterdam. Learned from a local guide that the direction of the streets is laid out different from the rest of the city's street pattern. In the past, these neighbourhoods were the poorest and dirtiest, and were built that way simply for people not needing to see in along the streets from the more nicer areas.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 3, 2023
  • Vanna P
    17 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great vibrant city .
    Great city . Beautiful canal . I heard alot of rain in August . Luckily was beautiful weather when we was there not too hot like fl where we come from . Every body speaks English make alot easier . This is a Bike city almost everybody drove Bike make sure you watched when you walk around they drove very fast . The city has a nice tram drove around very convenient . Alot of museums make sure you book in advance if you interested . The canal beautiful the boat dive was very relaxing . We took hop on hop off boat drive it was good for 24 hours . We took a bus from city central Station to Voterdam took around 30 minutes outside the city . Very nice place on the water good restaurant . Dutch tradition . Highly recommend . We was only there juts 3 days from paris . It was great . Will come back again .
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 4, 2023
  • Joh
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming walks
    Lovely shops, charming strolls around to see the neighbourhood. Great restaurants and places to eat. Easy to walk out and hop on a tram or bus to go elsewhere in the city. We stopped in the mechanical toy store with our kids and they loved it - spent quite a while playing with toys there.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 25, 2023
  • Beverly B
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beauty, history, and culture
    The Jordaan is a charming neighborhood in Amsterdam with picturesque canals, historic buildings, and a lively local vibe. Highlights include the Noordermarkt, Anne Frank House, and numerous cafes and art galleries. Don’t miss the Dutch apple pie and local cheeses. A must-visit for its beauty, history, and culture.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 15, 2024
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jimpack
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Emerald1SteelCity
Southport, UK37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Vanna P
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great city . Beautiful canal . I heard alot of rain in August . Luckily was beautiful weather when we was there not too hot like fl where we come from . Every body speaks English make alot easier . This is a Bike city almost everybody drove Bike make sure you watched when you walk around they drove very fast . The city has a nice tram drove around very convenient . Alot of museums make sure you book in advance if you interested . The canal beautiful the boat dive was very relaxing . We took hop on hop off boat drive it was good for 24 hours . We took a bus from city central Station to Voterdam took around 30 minutes outside the city . Very nice place on the water good restaurant . Dutch tradition . Highly recommend . We was only there juts 3 days from paris . It was great . Will come back again .
Written September 5, 2023
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Denise K
Walnut Creek, CA402 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Anthony G
Wellington, New Zealand1,272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Lakhbir Singh
London, UK37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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karheart
Linköping, Sweden148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very nice area that is a bit quieter than the centre and old parts of Amsterdam. Learned from a local guide that the direction of the streets is laid out different from the rest of the city's street pattern. In the past, these neighbourhoods were the poorest and dirtiest, and were built that way simply for people not needing to see in along the streets from the more nicer areas.
Written August 4, 2023
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SimilarGent
Leeds154 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Melyssa L
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The Jordaan area of Amsterdam was a great place to stay. Because it is mostly residential, it was quieter than the city center yet still had the charm of the bustling areas of the city. I felt very safe, even at night walking the streets with my 16 year old daughter. There are many cafes, boutiques and canals to visit throughout the streets and the Anne Frank Museum is in the heart of it. This area is also within a 25 minute walk of most major tourist attractions including the Van Gogh Museum, Dam Square, and the Rijksmuseum.

We stayed in the Mr. Jordaan hotel which I highly recommend!

Definitely check out this part of the city if you plan to visit.
Written June 28, 2023
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,921 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
The Jordaan area of Amsterdam is located in the east end area of the old city. There are plenty of lovely buildings to admire and many of the buildings are cafes, shops and much more.

There are also come cool restaurants and markets to check out.

It's also interwoven with canals and this can be one of the best ways to see the city.
Written July 22, 2022
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