Celebrating the JordaanThe Jordaan Festival celebrates the neighbourhood's colourful history with open-air performances by Dutch singers at the festival grounds by the bus station near the Elandsgracht. The programme is always lively and mass singalongs. More than anything, the festival is about the ballad or levensliederen (songs about life).
Jordaan spiritFamous Dutch minstrels return annually to croon among local folk heroes and when the sun sets on the festival, the action often continues at classic singalong bars in the Jordaan.
Check the Jordaan Festival website for more information (in Dutch).