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The Jordaan, Amsterdam

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Explore one of the capital city's historical neighborhoods, The Jordaan, known for its small, winding streets and cultural sites. This was a working-class and emigrant district in the 17th century but is now a popular neighborhood for young entrepreneurs, artists, and students. Discover art galleries, boutiques, pubs, and cafes throughout the charming quarter, where many significant figures in Dutch history, such as writer Joost van Vondel and artist Rembrandt, once resided. Visit Rembrandt's grave at Westerkerk church, the Anne Frank House, and many other important sites. View art studios, courtyards, and stone tablets, for which the quarter is famous. Using our international travel planner, Amsterdam attractions like The Jordaan can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Great quiet streets and scenic areas. People relaxed and friendly, not so crowded as more central areas of Amsterdam. We found nice quiet restaurants s in Jordaan that were great.  more »
  • Some really different shops, several cafes and restaurants and a nice district to get lost and see a part of Amsterdam that is more about life in the city than just tourists  more »
  • Quintessential Dutch neighborhood with lots of cafes, beautiful canals and busy streets with bikes zipping by. Not sure how other reviewers call it quiet - maybe in the middle of the winter? It is qui...  more »