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The best cafes in Jordaan, Amsterdam

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The best cafes in Jordaan, Amsterdam

Jordaan is one of the most sought-after addresses in Holland. Heck...even Rembrandt decided to spend his last years here! The once somewhat dodgy hood has blossomed into one of the trendiest areas of Amsterdam and is the ideal base for anyone who wants to experience the true essence of the idyllic city, yet be far enough from the tourist crowds to have a relaxing break as well. Narrow leafy streets, endless romantic canals, trendy boutiques and hip cafes give Jordaan a most splendid atmosphere and the eclectic mix of locals also make it a varied and intriguing area to explore at length. Yet despite its relaxing vibe, Jordaan is still within walking distance of the Dam, the Central Station and all of the city’s main attractions, so basing yourself here on your Amsterdam vacation will certainly be convenient too. Jordaan is home to no less than 70 cafes, most flanking the suburbs canals. Some are renowned for their excellent coffee blends, others for their trendy and hip patrons and some offer a unique taste of what Amsterdam is all about. Book your holiday rental apartment in Jordaan, perhaps in one of the many characteristic houses along the canals, and come experience ...

Best Amsterdam’s Markets in Jordaan

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Best Amsterdam’s Markets in Jordaan

[pinit] Jordaan, one of Amsterdam most exclusive central suburbs, has come a long way from its working class and rather humble beginnings. It is this very humble beginning however, which has ensured Jordaan has retained its genuine artistic, alternative and ever so eclectic side. The influx of immigrants and struggling artists has turned Jordaan into on of Amsterdam’s most enticing corners, and has become the hub for some of the city’s best open-air markets. From the weird, wonderful, delicious and fragrant, there’s not a thing you won’t find when you scour Jordaan’s superlative markets; so book an apartment in Amsterdam and shop your heart out! Flower Power Market at Bloemenmarkt This most famous of Amsterdam bazaars is the world’s only floating flower market, and by far one of the most fragrant corners of the city. Rare and gorgeous flowers are sold from one-time houseboats which are now well and truly permanent fixtures in Amsterdam’s western canals. Famous Dutch tulips in every shape and colour (including the elusive black tulips) can be found here, and you’ll have the chance to buy bulbs to take home, as many sellers cater for the tourist market and make the bulbs export-friendly. The Bloemenmarkt may be very popular ...

Top 5 art galleries in Jordaan area, Amsterdam

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Top 5 art galleries in Jordaan area, Amsterdam

The upmarket area of Jordaan in Amsterdam is home to many of the city’s best art galleries and great area to stay in while on holiday in Amsterdam. Below are some worth checking-out during your stay in Amsterdam: Rock Archive Gallery Amsterdam Web: Rock Archive Art Gallery This is a gallery of international pedigree as it has galleries in many of the major cities around the world. The building itself has a light and contemporary feel to it, whilst the art is a collection of classic rock and jazz images which will appeal to the art lover who enjoys how a photographer and artist can capture the charisma and character of a person or people. The photos are not just of artists in action, they are also limited edition prints staged specifically for the shoot. Dolf D. van Omme Gallery Address: Eerste Bloemdwarsstraat 19, Jordaan, Amsterdam In an area of Amsterdam where many of the galleries are focussed on modern concepts, this gallery offers you the opportunity to enjoy fine art from around Europe created in the 19th and 20th century. Amongst the best attractions of this gallery are the fantastic paintings of the city of Amsterdam over the years which really capture how it has ...

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