The irresistible Jordaan district oozes an authentic spirit and an undeniable charm that has contributed to its prestigious position as the most desirable neighborhood of central Amsterdam. Conceived as an extension to the city centre in the early 1600s, this compact area was originally utilized to accommodate the mounting working class and immigrant populations, resulting in a rather unpleasant and overcrowded residential sector. Continuing in this vein for the next three centuries, the Jordaan eventually submitted to a respectful restoration in the 1970s, thankfully preserving the region’s distinctive original character and historical architecture, and creating the hip and trendy quarter that exists today.
Wonderfully located west of the city centre, the Jordaan houses an eclectic populace of artists, students and older citizens in a picturesque and peaceful environment, characterized by scenic canals, hidden courtyards and narrow cobbled streets. Saturated with cozy cafes, vintage boutiques, fascinating museums and a diverse collection of excellent restaurants and bars, this beautiful district certainly offers something to suit every discernible taste, and combined with close proximity to Central Station and the capital’s focal core of Dam Square, the Jordaan provides a convenient and pictorial base for an unforgettable Amsterdam experience. We have many Amsterdam Jordaan apartments available for your selection.
Although encompassing a relatively small area, the Jordaan boasts a multitude of interesting attractions and is favorably positioned for accessing the city’s principal tourist hotspots on foot. The best way to discover this enchanting setting is through a guided walking tour, which grants admission to otherwise overlooked inner courtyards and exquisite examples of 17th century architecture, plus provides intriguing anecdotes regarding the neighborhood’s colorful heritage. Art galleries and museums are in abundance in the Jordaan, ranging from the traditional Amsterdam Tulip Museum to the more unusual Electric Ladyland, the world’s first museum dedicated solely to fluorescent art. On the edge of the neighborhood lies one of the most visited destinations in the capital, the thought provoking and deeply poignant Anne Frank House.
Shopping enthusiasts should head to the delightful Haarlemmerstraat, showcasing an incredible collection of independent and unique stores, which recently received the prestigious title of the best shopping street in the Netherlands. Highly recommended restaurants are scattered throughout the Jordaan, ranging from the exceptional service and cuisine at the Vlaming to typical Dutch dishes at Stamppotje to the fantastic Japanese Pancake World, adding a refreshing twist to a traditional favorite. With so many possibilities for the day or evening’s activity, an unrivalled atmosphere and a wonderfully convenient location, the Jordaan provides the perfect base for discovering Holland’s enchanting capital.
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Most popular Jordaan apartments