Are you planning a trip to the Jordaan? Here at Hello Amsterdam we’ve got you covered! With the best tips and things to do in the Jordaan, a very picturesque part of town. The area is bordered by the Singelgracht canal and the Frederik Hendrikbuurt to the west; the Prinsengracht to the east; the Brouwersgracht to the north and the Leidsegracht to the south. The area is one of he most famous in the city and we can understand why. It is full of culture, shopping districts, interesting street art, beautiful sights and the embodiment of the local mindset better known as “Amsterdamse gezelligheid”.
A day in the Jordaan
Take a stroll by the cute canals and architecture in the Jordaan. Everything in this neighborhood is in walking distance so it is the perfect place to explore by foot. On a Saturday, start at the Noordermarkt and brows the stalls of the famous farmers market. On Mondays the market is full of antiques, vintage, art and curiosities, while you are there you can explore the beautiful Noorderkerk and stop at “De Winkel” for the best piece of apple pie in the city. On Saturday there is also another market in the area, the Lindengracht market on Saturdays has everything you could want. From flowers and curiosities to food, this is a market where locals and tourists come to get the best bang for their buck.
After that visit the Anne Frankhuis, don’t forget to buy your tickets in advance though, the lines can be very long for those who want to buy a ticket at the door! Close to the museum you will find the Homo monument, located between the Westerkerk and the Keizersgracht, it serves to commemorate all homosexual men and women who have been prosecuted for their orientation.
In the mood to shop? Then you are in luck, the Jordaan is full of good places to shop. One of the most famous shopping area’s is the nine streets. This is where you find all kinds of shops, restaurants, galleries and concept stores that are all worth a visit. But that is not the only shopping district in the area. The Elandsgracht, The Royal Streets and the Haarlemmerbuurt are all perfect for people who like to browse and buy all sorts of things.
End your visit to the Jordaan at Café Nol located on the Westerstraat for some old fashioned, Amsterdam nightlife. The Jordaan is also home to the oldest café in the city, Papeneiland at the corner of the Brouwersgracht and the Prinsengracht.
Things to do in the Jordaan
The Jewish girl, Anne Frank, hid from the Nazis in a secret backhouse on the Prinsengracht with her family and close family friends before being betrayed and transported to concentration camps. Her beautifully written diary became a symbol of life under German occupation. A visit to the Anne Frank House is not a happy one, …
Amsterdam is full of markets where you can find all sorts of things. Today we would like to zoom in on the Noordermarkt on Saturday. This market takes place every Saturday and is located at the edge of the Jordaan district, surrounded by lively bars and cafés. Do as the locals do – Noordermarkt The …
This convivial wine bar has built up a loyal fanbase with its list of premium yet affordable Italian wines and high wine tastings hosted by diVino’s very own vinologist. There are appetizing bar bites too, from garlicky bruschetta and olives to antipasti platters with quality Italian charcuterie and cheese, as well as simple pasta. You’ll …
For a taste of the Northern Spanish kitchen in Amsterdam, head to Jordaan-based La Oliva, where you’ll discover delicious pintxos artfully arranged on the bar. Pintxos started off as a convivial Basque bar bite but has developed into such a popular culinary concept that it has ousted tapas in much of Southern France and Northern …
Hutspot – Jordaan
Hutspot is a chic concept store that has created its own shopping experience, combining design and open workspaces with shopping. It offers a variety of items from clothing and jewellery to art and furniture and a sizeable array of beautiful photography books. As the owners constantly search for up-and-coming brands, designers and artists, the items …
Recently named “Best Promising Chef 2018” by Gault & Millau, chef Dennis Huwaë delivers a Michelinquality 5 to 7-course tasting menu in a deliciously down-to-earth environment. Expect exquisitely presented plates that are also pleasing to the palate without the hushed reverence that often accompanies this kind of food. In fact, the folks at Daalder believe …
Dutch design front man Marcel Wanders has created an exhibition place and shop at MOOOI Showroom and Brand Store. Right in the middle of the Jordaan area, you can wander around and admire some of his most exclusive furniture, lamps and other art/design objects. The place is also worth your time if you have less …
Stew, braised pheasant or filet with celeriac puree, restaurant Moeders has it all. This local hero on the corner of Rozengracht and Nassaukade is the perfect place for a lunch, dinner or drinks. Moeders (literally translated: Mothers) is particularly favored by mothers and daughters. On the wall of the living room you will find many …
KochxBos Gallery is committed to new and cutting edge art. Rewarded by Time Out Critics Choice and Top Ten Independent Galeries by The Guardian it provides a stage for artists to explore their ideas of tolerance and liberation in high and low art. With artists like Ray Caesar, Harma Heikens, Sarah Maple, Jed Martin, Ciou …
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