The Jordaan area of Amsterdam is one of the most popular and charming neighborhoods in the center, filled with the distinctive facades of Dutch townhouses.

Within easy walking distance of Amsterdam’s central station, the path takes you over charming canals lined with beautiful houses.

Small pleasure boats as well as houseboats line the canals.

The Noorderkerk (North Church) anchors the Jordaan by providing a large square (Noordermarkt) that hosts a flea market on Monday mornings and a bustling organic farmers’ market on Saturdays.

Detail of Dutch bike / Door of the Noorderkerk

The Bakfiets bike (cargo bike) popular with young families / View of houses looking onto the Noordermarkt

Originally built to house the working class, it is now one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the city, with an interesting mix of authentic and original ‘brown bars’ as well as trendy new restaurants and shops.

Winkel is a cafe popular with the locals and tourists alike and looks out directly onto the Noordermarkt.

The Jordaan area is highlighted in red with the Noordermarkt pinned with the little blue circle.