Jordaan Overview

Jordaan is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in Amsterdam because it represents the dutch way of life in the best possible manner. It is home to high-end boutiques, beautiful streets, magnificent canals, legendary restaurants and some of the most well renowned artist studios as well. The streets are decorated in a very stylistic and aesthetic manner, which are further complemented by the adjacent canals.

Not very far away from the city centre of Amsterdam, lies it's one of the most popular neighborhoods, Jordaan. Moreover, Jordaan is considered as one of the most favourite neighbourhoods in the whole of the Netherlands. Jordaan is decorated with some of the most beautiful streets, giving way to the magnificent canals lined with magnificent flowers. High-end boutiques, legendary cafes, and restaurants, some of the most popular artist studios, you name it and Jordaan has it all.

This very place is the best-suited example which depicts Dutch life and culture in the best possible way. Once you visit this beautifully distinct neighbourhood, you would certainly wish to visit it again and again to experience its serenity and charm, yet again! Explore the serenity and charm of Jordaan with our Europe tour packages. The artistically decorated streets along the scenic canal of the Amsterdam city make Jordaan one of the most photogenic as well as a touristic spot in the whole of the Netherlands.

From being one of the cheapest localities of Amsterdam, Jordaan grew up to one of the most expensive and charming neighborhoods. Worldwide known Anne Frank House, where Anne Frank went into hiding during World War II is also situated well within this beautiful area, making it even more prestigious, historically, as well as emotionally.

Jordaan also has some of the most high-end markets in the world to stop by. Ranging from the best of the fine dining restaurants in the world to some of the most iconic and reputed art galleries, Jordaan has a story to tell which attracts travel enthusiasts from all over the world.

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• It used to be one of the cheapest neighbourhoods in Amsterdam but over the past few years it has become one of the most charming and expensive neighbourhoods.
• This beautiful area is also home to the world renowned Anne Frank house, the residential place where Anne Frank hid for quite some time.
• Apart from strolling through the aesthetic streets, don’t forget to check out the high-end market area which is one of the best and posh in the entire world.
• Jordaan is also home to some of the most fascinating art galleries and fine dining restaurants which are renowned in the entire world.
• It is also one of the most photogenic places in Amsterdam, given the magnificent canals that run adjacent to the gorgeous streets.
• You can explore the hidden gardens of Jordaan or take a boat ride in the canals to call it a day.

How To Reach

By Train: If you wish to board a train directly to Jordaan from the Schiphol Airport, there’s an intercity train which will take you to Amsterdam Centraal. The Amsterdam Centraal is right next to Jordaan and shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes for you to get there by foot.

By Bus: From the Schiphol, you can take a bus ride to the Amsterdam bus station which is in close proximity to Jordaan. It might be a cheaper option as compared to the Intercity train but keep in mind that it is going to take twice as much time.

By Taxi: You can directly book a Rideshare, Uber or any other taxi service from the Amsterdam airport to reach Jordaan. It might be the most convenient way of travelling in Amsterdam but it is the costliest as well.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit Jordaan or Amsterdam in general is from the month of April to May. You can also consider exploring Jordaan during the months of September to November. During these months the weather remains quite pleasant and you can explore the streets of Jordaan freely.

If you can bear the cold and are fine with exploring Amsterdam during the winter months, then it’s a whole different experience altogether. During the months of December to February, the tourists are less and the city vibes are at their peak.

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Other Essential Information

History of Jordaan

Established in the early 1700s, Jordaan was built majorly to cope up with the increasing population of the working class citizens of Amsterdam. This locality hit its lowest point during World War II when it literally converted into a slum.

However, the will and the passion of the residents of Jordaan gave it a second life and converted it into an arts district. Their passion not only saved this beautiful neighborhood from widespread destruction but converted it into one of the most charming and desirable areas of the whole of Amsterdam. Jordaan has also been home to some of the most legendary of the musicians, whose statues still stand as a symbol of pride in various popular spots of Jordaan.

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Places to Dine in Jordaan

1. La Olivia: Situated in the heart of Jordaan, La Olivia is a fancy Spanish restaurant which offers some of the most favourite delicacies from northern Spain. Also, do not forget to try out the Wines from the best of the vineyards of Spain.

2. Moeders: If you wish to indulge in the most authentic of the Dutch food in a homely restaurant, Moeders is the very place for you.

3. SLA: A salad bar, café, and restaurant which runs purely on the organic produce bought from the local farmers. If you want to give something good to your body as well as the planet, visiting this minimalist café is a must.

4. Nomads: An Arabian restaurant that brings in the best of the food as well as the culture of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Morocco. They also serve Lebanese as well as Iraqi dishes.

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Tips to Visit

  • To stroll down the entire Jordaan lane, you need at least 2 hours to explore. However, you can even spend an entire day here, chilling at the cafes and restaurants or exploring the nearby attractions and landmarks.
  • Make sure that your camera or smartphone is charged to the brim because the streets of Jordaan are very photogenic and you wouldn’t want to miss out on all the beautiful memories that you will be making.
  • There are many iconic cafes and restaurants lined up on the streets of Jordaan. Instead of sticking to just one, you should try exploring different cafes everytime. Moreover, recommendations from a local resident would also go a long way.
  • The streets of Jordaan are beautifully lit up during the night so make sure that you catch a gorgeous sunset from Jordaan itself and spend some hours thereafter the sun sets.
  • Jordaan is also home to different and rather unique museums. Even if you aren’t a history buff, you will have a great time exploring unique museums like the cheese or Tulip museum.
  • If you’re planning to go street shopping in Jordaan, make sure to explore the entire market. Some sweet deals might be awaiting you.

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Point of Interest for Jordaan


You may visit many markets in Jordaan, such as the Noordermarkt which hosts a flea market every Monday from noon till 1:00. It is the ideal location to purchase vintage Dutch plates, pots, and linen. Additionally, there are other stalls offering apparel and leather accessories. Be sure to arrive early to find the best treasures! You can purchase food on Saturdays at the Lindenmarkt on the Lindengracht or on Mondays at the market on the Westerstraat. At the Noordermarkt, there is a market for organic food every Saturday.

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The Westertoren is a prominent structure in Jordaan. The stunning tower and its bells may be seen and heard all throughout the area. Climbing the Westertoren to get a view of the Jordaan and the rest of Amsterdam is a lot of fun. The major church of the Jordaan is the Noorderkerk, despite popular belief that the neighbouring church, Westerkerk, serves as its primary location. Built in 1623, the Noorderkerk is still in operation as a Protestant church. There are concerts occasionally and visitors are welcome to both churches.

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There are many small and less crowded museums here in the neighbourhood. You may check out the Electric LadyLand Fluorescent Light Museum, the Pianola Museum, which has vintage mechanical pianos, and the Theo Thijssen Writers Museum. One can also visit the brand-new Jordaan Museum, which is devoted to the history of the quarter, if you want to learn more about the Jordaan. The Anne Frank House is located on Jordaan's edge. The museum is located in Prinsengracht, which offers a detailed history of her life story and time in Amsterdam. 

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Courtyards and Stone Tables

Courtyards and Stone Tables

There are a lot of "hofjes"—best translated as "inner courtyards"—in the Jordaan. These were constructed centuries ago to house elderly house workers or solitary women. These lovely homes and courtyards were restored and cared for by Monuments Care. There are still 19 "hofjes'' today. The Sint Andrieshofje at the Egelantiersgracht is the oldest. The Huiszittenweduwenhof and Hofje de Zeven Keurvorsten are two other well-known courtyards. Not all "hofjes'' are accessible to outsiders. However, during the 'Hofjes Concerts,' which are free summer concerts, you can visit several of them.

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Jordaan FAQs

What is Jordaan famous for?

Jordan is famous for its trendy streets flowing against the beautiful canal, the best of the cafes and restaurants, markets, art galleries, and of course, the Anne Frank House!

Is Jordaan a good area of Amsterdam?

Jordaan is considered as one of the best areas of Amsterdam and has everything that can attract a keen tourist.

Where is the best area to stay in Amsterdam?

Some of the best areas to stay in Amsterdam include Old Centrum, areas near Oud Zuid, and Centraal Station. If you want a cheaper stay, you can look for a place near Haarlem. If you want a romantic stay and are not concerned about the budget, Canal Belt is the area for you!

Is there any transportation facility available to reach Jordaan?

Yes, you can easily reach Jordaan via the intercity train or bus. You can also book a direct cab to visit Jordaan. There is direct connectivity from Amsterdam Airport to Jordaan.

How far is Jordaan from Central Station in Amsterdam?

Jordaan is Just 2.4 kilometers from the Central Station of Amsterdam. You can even consider walking on foot if you wish to explore the streets and have ample time to spend.

How far is Jordaan from Dam Square?

Jordaan is 4.4 kilometers away from Dam Square and has good connectivity through the public commute.

How big is Jordaan?

Jordaan is not spread over a very large portion. Its area spreads around the central canal for approximately a length of 1.5 kilometers which can be easily covered on foot.

What can you do in Amsterdam for free?

There are several things that you can do in Amsterdam for free and still make the best out of your visit. Some of the best things are as mentioned below:

- Take a free guided tour initiating from Dam Square to explore the history and culture of Amsterdam. The guides work on a tip only basis.

- Visit the Floating Flower Market

- Take a Free Boat Ride and Explore the monuments of Amsterdam from a ferry for free. The Amsterdam Public Transport ferry initiates from behind Central Station and takes you to a free tour of the city.

- Explore the Canal Best: UNESCO World Heritage Site Explore the exquisite art galleries.

Apart from the above-mentioned things, there are a whole lot of other things that you can experience for free in Amsterdam and make a lot of beautiful memories.

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