Amsterdam - Jordaan & the West  (PDF Chapter)

Amsterdam - Jordaan & the West (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Jordaan & the West chapter from Lonely Planet’s Amsterdam guide-book.

The Jordaan was once a rough, densely populated volksbuurt (district for the common people) until the mid-20th century. Today, this neighbourhood is a curiously enchanting mix of a gritty, hard-drinking, leftist character and a revitalised, trend-conscious sheen.

  • lose yourself in the labyrinth of narrow streets and charming canals before spending the evening in the neighbourhood’s bruin cafes such as De Twee Zwaantjes – nothing is more quintessentially Amsterdam
  • maps
  • learn about the fascinating history and production of the country’s favourite bloom at the Amsterdam Tulip Museum
  • transport
  • listen to rare jazz and classical tunes play on vintage pianolas at the Pianola Museum
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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