Jordaan area Amsterdam

bloemgracht is a typical canal of the jordaan area amsterdam

What is now the Jordaan area Amsterdam was in the seventeenth century the place of housing for workers who built the mansions on the canals.
It looks like a miniature version of the canal belt, but smaller houses with narrower canals and bridges.
This gives this district an intimate and small-scale atmosphere.
Best to discover by walking that takes you past cozy markets, authentic cafes, hidden courtyards, the many modern art galleries, the famous Westerkerk and Noorderkerk.
The Jordaan is a former working-class neighborhood. Nowadays the Jordaan is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Amsterdam, but this was very different in the last century.