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The Jordaan, Amsterdam

Originally created in the 17th century for the working class and immigrants as part of Amsterdam's Derde Uitleg expansions, the central neighborhood of Jordaan became gentrified in the 20th century to become one of the most posh districts in the city.

Originally created in the 17th century for the working class and immigrants as part of Amsterdam's Derde Uitleg expansions, the central neighborhood of Jordaan became gentrified in the 20th century to become one of the most posh districts in the city. It is home to old houses with inner courtyards, modern art galleries, quaint boutiques, specialty shops, and restaurants, offering a good mix of the old and the new.

Jordaan is bordered by the Lijnbaansgracht canal to the west, the Prinsengracht to the east, the Brouwersgracht to the north, and the Leidsegracht to the south. Explore the area on a walking tour or bike tour to admire the historical houses, several of which have a stone tablet on the façade that shows the profession or family sign of the inhabitants. The narrow streets of Jordaan have 19 preserved hofjes (inner courtyards), many of them with restored houses and peaceful gardens. The oldest preserved courtyard is the Sint Andrieshofje (1614) at 105 Egelantiersgracht. Other famous hofjes are the Huiszittenweduwenhof (1650) at 21 Karthuizersstraat, and the Hofje De Zeven Keurvorsten (1645) at 197 Tuinstraat.

At the east end of Jordaan on 263-267 Prinsengracht is the Anne Frank House Museum, which tells the story of life under Nazi occupation through the eyes of the famous diarist. The Westerkerk at 281 Prinsengracht was where Rembrandt van Rijn was buried, as the famous painter was a resident of Rozengracht in Jordaan. The Woonbootmuseum at 296K further down the road takes you aboard a 1914 freighter converted to a houseboat. The Pianola Museum, another popular museum in the area, has various automatic pianos for music lovers. Boom Chicago, Electric Ladyland, Het Muizenhuis winkel & werkplaats, Rockarchive, and Kahmann Gallery are art destinations.

The artsy neighborhood has several markets where you can pick up souvenirs, antiques, and curios. De Looier on Elandsgracht is one of the largest indoor art and antique markets in the Netherlands. On Monday mornings, Noordermarkt and Westerstraat have flea markets. On Saturdays, Westerstraat and Lindengracht host food markets.


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About The Jordaan

 Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Jordaan and Nearby Sights on Map

Prinsengracht

Prinsengracht or Prince's Canal, named after the Prince of Orange, is the longest of the main canals in Amsterdam

Fault in Our Stars Bench

Houseboat Museum

Located on the Hendrika Maria, a 1914 barge converted into a houseboat on the Prinsengracht, the Houseboat Museum shows you life aboard a typical vessel in Amsterdam

Het Grachtenhuis

Het Grachtenhuis or Canal House is the Museum of the Canals - a gateway to the world famous Amsterdam canal ring ending in the de IJ Bay

Max Euwe Centrum

The Max Euwe Centrum is dedicated to chess, tracing the historical origins and development of the game

Bijbels Museum

The Bijbels Museum or Biblical Museum, housed in 2 buildings of the Cromhouthuizen on the Herengracht, displays Bible-related artifacts from the Judeo-Christian tradition

Braggiotti Gallery

The Braggiotti Gallery on the Singel Canal has 4 rooms showcasing Dutch and international contemporary glass art

De Negen Straatjes

De Negen Straatjes is a neighborhood comprising 9 side streets of the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Singel in central Amsterdam, lined with boutiques, designer outlets, antique stores, and jewelers, making it a favorite with shoppers

Antiekcentrum Amsterdam

The Antiekcentrum Amsterdam, also known as De Looier, is the largest indoor antiques market in Netherlands, selling vintage paintings, ceramics, porcelain, jewelry, furniture, silverware, watches, toys and bric-a-brac

Torture Museum

The Torture Museum is certainly offbeat, with exhibits showcasing the history of different torturous techniques used over the centuries