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From humble roots, Jordaan has evolved into an attractive, highly desirable neighborhood.
Studio / 1 BR
53% Complete
1,297
2 Bedrooms
67% Complete
1,637
3 Bedrooms
73% Complete
1,800
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
2,450

Good For
  • Couples without kids
  • Creatives
  • Families
  • LGBTQ
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 211 Shops
  • 30 Fitness options
  • 167 Restaurants
  • 10 Grocery stores/markets
  • 0 Banks
  • 72 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITGood

WALKABILITYGood
Safety

Jordaan has an average violent crime rate and an above average property crime rate for Amsterdam.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Jordaan LIKE?

Just west of the famous canal district, across from Anne Frank’s house on Prinsengracht, you'll find the Jordaan neighborhood. Originally built in the early 1600s to house the working class and the servants of the rich folk living in mansions along the canals, the Jordaan is now one of the most desirable parts of town to live in. This means real estate is at a prime here. The narrow streets, relatively small houses, and lack of parking spaces require a Bohemian mindset however.

Gentrification has left quite a mark here and is not to everyone's liking. At one time the Jordaan was considered the most typical of Amsterdam neighborhoods, where everybody knew everybody and where workers united in their left-wing political beliefs. Many residents have since moved to the suburbs, often forced out because of increased rent or the lack of affordable homes.

But much of its glorious history is still present in the daily markets, brown cafés (local pubs), and specialized shops. They now share the attention with great restaurants, upscale galleries, and boutiques selling clothing, accessories, antiques, and novelty foods. 

Though technically not part of Jordaan, the bell tower of the Westerkerk, the Westertoren, is a landmark of this part of Amsterdam. The annual Jordaan Festival, a celebration of Dutch folk music known as ‘Smartlappen’ had its home on the square below the tower for many years.

The location can’t be beat. With the Jordaan being walking distance to all major attractions, Central Station just a stone’s throw away, and some of the best restaurants on your doorstep, living here will certainly tickle the fancy of those looking to breathe in as much of the city as possible. Because of this, Jordaan is home to creatives, students, professionals, members of the LGBTQ community, and young families.

Jordaan is bordered on the north by Westelijke Eilanden, on the east by Grachtengordel, on the south by Oud West, and on the west by Westerpark.

Jordaan Amsterdam Neighborhood Guide

 

Local Flavor   Jordaan LOCAL schools

14e Montessorischool De Jordaan
Government Rating:
School Phase:Primary
Type:Public
Basisschool De Burght
Government Rating:
School Phase:Primary
Type:Public
Burght
Government Rating:
School Phase:Primary
Type:Public
Cartesius2
Government Rating:
School Phase:VMBO (G) T, HAVO
Type:Public
Obs Burght
Government Rating:
School Phase:Primary
Type:Public

 

Local Flavor   Jordaan Local Flavor

Café Nol
Café Nol WESTERSTRAAT 109, 1015 LX AMSTERDAM MAP
http://cafenol-amsterdam.nl

Coined "the living room of Amsterdam", Café Nol is where you can still experience the old Jordaan. Former frequent customers on a sentimental journey, students, expats, tourists, and locals mingle and sing along with the artists on stage at this spot.

Noordermarkt
Noordermarkt NOORDERMARKT, 1015 MV AMSTERDAM MAP
http://www.noordermarkt-amsterdam.nl

Every Saturday, Noordermarkt square is home to a farmers market with the same name. Organic foods and local produce, as well as vintage clothing, curiosa, antiques, and second hand items are for sale here.

Wildschut Antiques & Oddities
Wildschut Antiques & Oddities EERSTE LOOIERSDWARSSTRAAT 8B-HS, 1016 VM AMSTERDAM MAP
http://wildschut-antiques.com

The owners of this quirky antique store, Michiel and Baukje, have a love for the unusual and source their goods from markets and fairs. They sell taxidermy, vintage toys, old school supplies, and wonderful, mostly French, antiques. They also take on interior design and styling jobs. Fashion and interior stylists often use their ware for photo shoots.

Radar Gallery
Radar Gallery EERSTE ROZENDWARSSTRAAT 17 HS, 1016 PC AMSTERDAM MAP
http://www.radar-amsterdam.com

This novelty gallery was founded by architect Marco di Piaggi. His aim is to showcase art where the maker showcases more than just the art alone. Or as they put it: “There is no space in Radar for formal or decorative manifestations’.  It’s a bit highbrow, but their art is often amazing.

Kitsch Kitchen
Kitsch Kitchen ROZENGRACHT 8-12, 1016 NB AMSTERDAM MAP
http://www.kitschkitchen.nl

The founders of Kitch Kitchen started importing colorful plastic home supplies from Mexico as far back as 1994. After they started making bags and other accessories from the plastic tablecloths, sold by the meter, the brand gained immense popularity. Their large store is a feast for the eyes. This store is a big hit with trendy, crafty moms and their kids.

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