The Jordaan District as seen by Oriane

The Jordaan District has a soul, much like Montmartre and Saint Germain des Prés in Paris…

Welcome to Amsterdam’s Jordaan District
Welcome to Amsterdam’s Jordaan District

The Jordaan, historically a working class district, whose alleys are made up of old modest houses, are full of small traditional cafés: the brown cafés where you sing your heart out in the evening while drinking a beer. Funny little vintage or local shops give it an almost intimate village-like feel… I advise you to spend a lot of the time you spend in Amsterdam in the Jordaan District.

The famous façades of Amsterdam’s Jordaan District
The famous façades of Amsterdam’s Jordaan District

Today, this picturesque part of the city has been chosen by artists of all sensibilities who have established many art galleries here.

Barge in the Jordaan
Barge in the Amsterdam’s Jordaan District

A bohemian bourgeoisie, a number of intellectuals (students, journalists) and long-time residents who proudly claim their working-class origins rub shoulders here.

Westerkerk Church as seen from the Jordaan District.
Westerkerk Church as seen from the Jordaan District.

You can stroll through the streets in Amsterdam Style, through its winding cobbled streets full of hidden treasures, its hidden courtyards, and its lively little markets.

Canals and Barges in the Jordaan District
Canals and Barges in the Jordaan District

When we got lost, we found a small shop that only sells articles dedicated to dental hygiene: De Wittle Tanden Winkel.

Amsterdam: canaux du Jordaan
Twilight view of Amsterdam’s Jordaan District

We got lost again when we arrived at the Noordermarkt Square, for the farmer’s and organic market (the boerenmarkt) on Saturday at lunchtime!

Café Brun d'Amsterdam
Café Brun Chris à Amsterdam – Jordaan

Café Brun Chris in Amsterdam - Jordaan
Café Brun Chris in Amsterdam – Jordaan

Another discovery we made as we got lost: we stumbled into Amsterdam’s oldest Brown Café around 6pm: the Chris Café, to drink an authentic beer in the dim light.

The famous Amsterdam organic market, found in Jordaan
The famous Amsterdam organic market, found in Jordaan

Jordaan Organic Market
Jordaan Organic Market

The best way to visit Jordaan is to get lost…

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