The Jordaan

The Jordaan. (Open Map)


The Greenwich Village of Amsterdam, cozy and quaint

The Jordaan is a charming neighborhood in the city. The picturesque canals are lined by 17th century houses. There are specialty shops, designer boutiques, and an abundance of cafés along the streets. This is a less crowded, more relaxed area.

Bikers are not as aggressive here, so the streets feel safe. Some say that Jordaan is the nicest place in Amsterdam. Less nightlife means quieter nights for sleeping. The hotels are attractive and clean. The locals are friendly, and in the summer everyone visits with their neighbors outdoors.