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Preplanned City Guides and Travel Itineraries

Jordaan neighborhood

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Jordaan neighborhood.

Jordaan neighborhood features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Amsterdam City Guide5-day Amsterdam City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Atmospheric neighborhood
  • Island of tranquility
  • World heritage site

Time required: 45 minutes

Public transport:

  • Tram Line 13: Westermarkt stop
  • Tram Line 14: Westermarkt stop
  • Tram Line 17: Westermarkt stop


Things you need to know:

  • Jordaan is one of Amsterdam's most interesting neighborhoods with an intimate and easy-going atmosphere
  • Many successful artists, intellectuals, and slightly older yuppies live in the area
  • Small-scale streets, tiny canals with numerous bridges, centuries-old almshouses (hofjes) and inviting canal side cafés lend charm and an unforgettable character to the districts
  • The area is peppered with art galleries and all sorts of interesting shops

What to do there:

  • Take a long stroll in this lovely neighborhood up and down its beautiful tree-fringed canals
  • Look at the buildings and the houseboats and then stop for a strong coffee at a neighborhood café
  • Drop in your way the following streets: Bloemgracht, Egelantiersgracht, Tichel straat, Karthuizersplantsoen, Lindengracht

Jordaan neighborhood features in these preplanned City Guides: