The Jordaan was a district for the working class and emigrants, like protestant Flemings, Spanish and Portuguese Jews and French Huguenots who mainly settled in the Jordaan. You can still explore this vibrant atmosphere down here,
In the 19th century many political refugees found their home in the Jordan. Because of the low rents over 80,000 people lived here. back in the days Now it’s 20,000 people, imagine!
The most popular streets in the Jordaan are the Prinsengracht, the Westerstraat, Haarlemmerstraat and the ‘9 straatjes’ (nine little streets). The area contains an upscale assortment of art galleries, patio restaurants, cafes and street musicians. Brown Cafes are easily to find.
You will find Anne Frank House on the border of the Jordaan and 9Straatjes.
The Jordaan has 4 weekly markets.
- On Saturday you will find the Lindenmarkt, a general market, on Lindengracht and a biological food market at Noordermarkt. (When you are here visit the Noorderkerk)
- On Monday a flea market is organised at Noordermarkt and a nice fabric market (Lapjesmarkt) on Westerstraat.
Domenica | Italian | De Jordaan
| Average price: **** | Mediterranean, Italian | Perfecto for dinner with family and friends Restaurant Domenica is a city bistro situated at the Noordermarkt and serves Italian as well as fresh Mediterranean dishes. They put attention to local products and talented wine…
Toscanini | Italian | De Jordaan
| Average price: **** | Cosy restaurant with surprising menu | Lunch & Dinner Toscanini, the most applauded Italian restaurant in Amsterdam! They cook according the Italian tradition: pure, simple and honest. Every day, except on Sundays, the chefs prepare dishes with carefully…
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