Jordaan



The Jordaan is Amsterdam's hippest neighborhood and a great place to stroll along the canals and enjoy one of the many outdoor cafes. The name "Jordaan" may come from the French word for garden, 'jardin", because many of the houses have hidden gardens and the neighborhood is generally green. The Dutch word for little garden is "hofje", and it is common to go on walking tours of these gardens.

You will also find a high concentration of the city's famous houseboats in the Jordaan, which is a result of the fact that this used to be a neighborhood of the working class, and houseboats were a housing solution for the poor. Today, however, houseboats are some of the most expensive property in the city.

The Jordaan has Amsterdam's biggest tourist attraction, the Anne Frank House. The house is near the Westerkerk, or Western Church, which is at the border of the neighborhood called Westermarkt. Located in the city centre, the Westermarkt has many little cafes, most of them scattered around the "9 Straatjes" or "9 Little Streets". At café Lust you can find the best Dutch coffee in town, a koffie verkeerd, or Dutch latte.

If you're looking for some great traditional Dutch food, check out the Pancake Bakery located near the Anne Frank House, or café Winkel, located next to the Noordmarkt. Winkel has the best apple pie in town, while Noordmarkt holds a weekly market each Saturday. Here you can find arts and crafts, organic food and various antiques.

Nightlife

Heineken Music Hall
Amsterdam ArenA
Vakzuid
Brandmeester's
Bijlmer Parktheater
World Press Photo
Amsterdam Verlicht Kerstplein
Het Perron Try-Out Podium
Hannibal Lunchroom
Mansion (The)
't Smalle
Sal Gorda
Samba Kitchen
Altmann Restaurant & Bar
Papeneiland
Vondelpark Openluchttheater
Twenty Third
Cobra Cafe
Brasserie Richard
De Compagnon
Cafe Welling
Cafe Restaurant Dauphine
Cafe Restaurant De Ondeugd

Attractions

Kids & Docs
Negen Straatjes (De)
Society Shop (The)
Oldenburg
Natuurwinkel (De)
Boek 'n Serve
Questo
Vromans
Amstelborgh Golf & Conference Center
Amsterdam Verlicht Kerstplein
Van Gogh Museum
Knutsel Frutsel
Winkel van Nijntje (De)
Gemeentearchief Amsterdam
Pauw
Vondelpark
Anne Frankhuis
Ace & Spyer
World Press Photo
Godiva
Brouwersgracht
Houseboat Museum
Amsterdam Young Artists Circuit
De Waterwinkel
Molen van Sloten
Sino House
Olympisch Stadion
pAn Amsterdam
Hollandsche Manege (De)

Restaurants

Altmann Restaurant & Bar
Vakzuid
Kushi-Tei of Tokyo
Restaurant De Ondeugd
Brasserie PAYS-BAS
Vertigo
Sal Gorda
Brasserie Richard
Visaandeschelde
Restaurant VandeMarkt
La Rive
Pancake Bakery (The)
Genet
Mansion (The)
Winkel
Foodware
Yamazato Restaurant
Xinh Vietnamese Cuisine
China Grand
Zuidlande
Ciel Bleu
Aujourd'hui
Burgermeester
't Smalle
Cafe Restaurant Dauphine
Samba Kitchen
Balthazar's Keuken
De Compagnon
Cobra Café
Mangerie de Kersentuin
Kong Kha

Hotels

Zandbergen
Amsterdam PRINX Bed and Breakfast Apartments
Hotel Imperial
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