jordaan

The Jordaan is one of the most famous neighbourhoods in the Netherlands. This once working-class bastion was renowned for tight community bonds, radical politics and a love for drink and over-the-top sing-a-longs. Gentrification has attracted many more galleries, restaurants, specialty shops and upwardly-mobile residents to its scenic streets.

Canal-side museums

Amsterdam’s maritime success in the Golden Age not only led to urban expansion, but a boom in trade and architectural development. This was marked by ...

Life in the Jordaan

This once working-class bastion was renowned for tight community bonds, radical politics and a love for drink and over-the-top sing-a-longs. Gentrific...

Neighbourhoods

Each area of Amsterdam has its own character and charm, and its own unique variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, museums and attractions. Take time to...

Amsterdam Centrum

In addition to the world-famous historic Canal Ring, Amsterdam's City Centre district ('Centrum') is home to a host of renowned museums, charming and ...

Jordaan

The Jordaan is possibly the most famous neighbourhood in the Netherlands. Akin to the reputation enjoyed by London’s Cockneys, this once working-class...

The 9 Streets

The quaint and quirky streets that straddle Amsterdam’s grandest canals form the city’s most photogenic micro-neighbourhood. Known to locals as De Neg...

Local markets

Amsterdam's markets abound with the vibrant colours, smells and sights that define this multicultural city, meaning open-air markets are one of the be...