The Jordaan | Neighborhoods in Amsterdam - Hello Amsterdam

District: Jordaan


The Jordaan is probably one of Amsterdam’s most famous neighborhoods. There are many things to see and do. It is full of cute shops, cafés and restaurants. The Jordaan was built in the early 17th century to house the working class and immigrants. To this day, the neighborhood in Amsterdam truly embodies the “live and let live” mentality of the city. You will see people of all walks of life living together in perfect harmony. The district is known for its beautiful houses, nice restaurants and original shops. When in Amsterdam, it is a must to stroll through the little streets and walk by the canals.

Visiting the Jordaan can be a bit overwhelming with so many things to see and do. Hello Amsterdam has got you covered! We´ve carefully created the perfect day in this part of the city.

A Day in this neigbourhood

A day in the Jordaan starts by strolling along the Noordermarkt on Saturday or Monday. It is the best farmers market in the city that also features stalls full of arts, antiques and curiosities all along the beautiful backdrop of the Jordaan. On Saturdays the Lindengrachtmarkt is your next stop, this general wares market is the best place to get more bang for your buck! Don´t forget to stop by `Winkel 43´ here they serve the best piece of apple pie in the city!

After that visit the Anne Frankhuis to learn about the Achterhuis and the history of Anne Frank and the Homo Museum that is located between the Westerkerk and the Keizersgracht.

For shopping you stop at the 9 straatjes, The Elandsgracht, The Royal Streets and the Haarlemmerbuurt, here you can shop till you drop at all the cute boutiques and concept stores! You can end your visit to the neighbourhood at Café Nol or Papeneiland, the oldest café in town!


So, what else is there to do in the Jordaan? This small piece of the city is packed with cool things to do and to see. Please check out this page before heading in to the area, you wouldn’t want to miss anything of this typical Amsterdam neighborhood. We´ve carefully compiled a list of all the great things you can do in the Jordaan right here on your website.