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The Jordaan

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Address: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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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Lovely area

My daughter's boyfriend wanted to show us the Jordaan as he said it was the nicest area in Amsterdam and he wasn't wrong. It has a lovely feel about the place. Super shops and... read more

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My daughter's boyfriend wanted to show us the Jordaan as he said it was the nicest area in Amsterdam and he wasn't wrong. It has a lovely feel about the place. Super shops and bars.We thoroughly enjoyed mooching about.It is well worth a visit.

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Ravenna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visiting this Jordaan place under the rain has been a funny experience, pity that most of the shop were already close but we found a nice restaurant with good food and...interesting beers :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This neighborhood is where real Amsterdamers live. Stroll through and find great eateries and lots of shopping options. Enjoy some of the quieter areas of the city strolling around the beautiful canals.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an area that we did a lot of walking through. We had dinner in this area and it's full of great restaurants and bars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Exploring this neighborhood was a great way to spend the day. You can find breakfast, quirky museums, coffee shops and coffeeshops, history, and some of the loveliest canal views in the city all within blocks of each other.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

20 years ago the Jordaan was quite scruffy compared to today with a number of supermarkets and old pubs and restaurants where you wuld be able to have a Pils without running into other tourist. These days it is way more polished but still remains my favourite part of this great city: There are loads of great shops for those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

gorgeous, so much to see, do, eat, shop. easy to get lost and every street is as great as the next! try to find 9 streets, wonderful vibe. really miss it! very "hip" neighborhood. fine for a rainy day if you're ok with using an umbrella. if you can, also great to walk just outside towards westerpark and check out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can go around the neighborhood and meet the original "amsterdammer" life. Nice area with a lot of tiny art shop.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone says that a wander through Jordaan is an essential part of any trip to Amsterdam. We decided to do this on the last day of a 3 day trip. So we wandered up Prinsengracht on Monday morning. Shop after shop after shop was shut. It was a lovely walk and even saw the queue to Anne Frank Museum was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a stroll around here on a sunny afternoon. It's not far from the Anne Frank Museum. Lovely market for souvenirs and little cafes to stop for a drink and people watching. Completely different to the busy streets around central Amsterdam. Worth a visit

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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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