The Jordaan
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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Neighbourhood: 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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  • 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 28 June 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 September 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 October 2023
  • Beverly B
    34 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 May 2024
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Beverly B
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
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.
Written 15 May 2024
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SueHighWycombe
High Wycombe, UK79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A great base for a visit to Amsterdam. Lovely to wander around with lots of places to eat. Plenty of pretty photo opportunities from bridges.
Written 3 May 2024
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MrBizznessTraveler
Denver, CO8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We stayed three days and nobody ever attempted to clean our room. They did pretend by following us to our room around 4 PM the second day to ask after we had been gone 8 hours if we wanted the room cleaned. Great location obviously but you will likely listen to your neighbor singing for half an hour. Advice to management, spend less time crafting cheeky signage and do the bare minimum of making fresh towels available to guests.
Written 11 April 2024
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xLucy123
Cheshire, UK487 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a beautiful area to walk around, personally, I didn’t think it was as busy as other areas which was a nice change. Lots to see and photo opportunities to be had in this area.
Written 7 April 2024
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Shannon
79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful place with lovely food and the Anne frank museum! Lovely place to have a nice walk around and not too busy like central Amsterdam!
Written 10 March 2024
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK4 371 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
America has Michael Jordan, the UK has Katie Price (formally known as Jordan), the Middle East has the country of Jordan whilst Amsterdam has The Jordaan. This western district of town is super quaint and boasts rows of restored canal side properties and is a very pleasant area to wander around.
Written 29 February 2024
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emwhitnall
Sydney, Australia539 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
My favourite area to visit in Amsterdam! It’s such a pretty area to wander around, with plenty of little shops and restaurants to visit.
Written 13 December 2023
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Joh
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
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.
Written 26 October 2023
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redjumper2013
London, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Enjoyed a wander around this area. Lots of cute little coffee shops and restaurants. If (when) I come back to Amsterdam will definitely visit again. The area had a nice feel about it
Written 28 September 2023
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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 5 September 2023
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