Conveniently located right in central Amsterdam, Jordaan is one of the city's most important, and most interesting districts. Never short of things to do, it is the location of the famous Anne Frank house, where renowned holocaust victim Anne Frank hid from the Nazis during WWII.

Currently, the district is bustling with life, with tons of opportunities to visit one of its many specialty shops, soak in Dutch culture at an art gallery, or try some of the local delicacies at its street markets.
Prideful of its early 20th-century music culture, this central district also features wonderful music festivals and has scattered statues throughout, commemorating the likes of local hero and Dutch patriot Johnny Jordaan. Not dead, you can go check out Jordaan's lively modern music scene at many of its bars and club venues, these days mainly featuring alternative, punk and grunge music.

Practical Info

This highly accommodating and lively part of Amsterdam is quite easily navigated, and with hotels scattered about, there is no difficulty finding a place to stay close-by. Many travel by bicycle, however, trams number 13 and 17 both land right smack in the heart of the action, from other populated stops in the city. If all else fails, the Dutch are renowned English speakers and are generally more than happy to help out a lost traveler.

Tours & Tickets

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Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 310 Reviews

There is no better way to see Amsterdam than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Amsterdam attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $20.49

Private Tour: Amsterdam City Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 61 Reviews

This private walking tour shows you some of Amsterdam’s highlights from a local's perspective. With a knowledgeable private guide by your side, learn about the ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 4 or 8 hours

From USD $53.37

Small-Group Amsterdam Bike Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 163 Reviews

Explore Amsterdam the ‘Dutch way’ – by bike! Following an expert local guide, enjoy a leisurely 2- or 3-hour bike ride around Amsterdam’s typically flat and ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Varies

From USD $22.64

Best Amsterdam Jordaan District Food Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Taste Amsterdam’s culinary specialties on this 4-hour walking tour of the historical Jordaan district. Following a passionate foodie guide, visit some favorite ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.48

Amsterdam Walking Tour Including Dutch Snacks and Optional Canal Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Get an eye-opening look at Amsterdam on this 2.5-hour walking tour led by a knowledgeable local guide. Trace more than 800 years of history, culture and ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2.5 - 3.5 hours

From USD $21.57

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