Jordaan Walking Tour, Amsterdam

The Jordaan is a district of the city of Amsterdam. It was originally a working class neighborhood, but in recent years it has become quite upscale and home to many museums and art galleries, particularly those focused on modern art. The district is also dotted with specialty shops, markets and restaurants. This tour is a perfect opportunity to see the main attractions of the district of Jordaan.
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Jordaan Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Jordaan Walking Tour
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam (See other walking tours in Amsterdam)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Author: alexei
De Colibri

1) De Colibri

De Colibri is an antique shop located in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam. It is the place to find a mixture of antiques, curiosa, and porcelain & glass collectables, like Murano glassware, Tiffany lamps and various Dutch pottery manufactures. It also has a fine collection of all kinds of 20th century accessories too.

Operation Hours Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 1.30 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00...   view more

2) Noordermarkt

Noordermarkt is a weekly flea that is held in front of the Noorderkerk in the Jordaan district of Amsterdam. Over here, on Saturdays, you can find vintage and antique items, such as home accessories and clothing, while, on Mondays, you can find furniture and all kind of textiles. On both days, antiques and secondhand books are usually available.

Operation Hours Saturday & Monday: 9 am - 4...   view more
Noorderkerk (North Church)

3) Noorderkerk (North Church)

On the Noordermarkt Square in Amsterdam, reflecting the ideals of Renaissance Protestantism, is a beautiful cross-shaped church; the Noorderkerk. The name Noorderkerk means the “northern church” and is called so since it is located in the northern part of the Jordaan neighbourhood. The architect of this church was Hendrick de Keyser, who also built the Westerkerk. This Church has a unique octagonal floor. The structure resembles a Greek cross which has four arms of equal length and each...   view more

4) Rockarchive

If you are a fan of music and photography, the Rockarchive is one place you cannot afford to miss. Get some of the most exclusive pictures of your favorite bands, artists and musicians at the Rockarchive.

Founded in 2004, the Rockarchive is the place where you can get limited edition pictures, posters and exclusive photographs of your favorite rock artist. With contributions from music photographers all over the world, the Rockarchive has a growing collection of exclusive, limited and some...   view more
Tulip Museum

5) Tulip Museum (must see)

Located in Jordaan is a small but quite a fascinating museum dedicated to the most notorious flower in the history of Netherlands -- the Tulip. A flower that has played such an important role in shaping the history of the country is bound to have a museum dedicated to telling its tale and the Tulip Museum or the Tulpenmuseum does exactly that.

Tulips were introduced in the Netherlands and Europe in the mid-16th century by the Ottoman Empire. The delicate flower soon caught the attention of...   view more
Theo Thijssen Museum

6) Theo Thijssen Museum

The Thijssen Museum is a cozy little museum on Jordaan, just a short distance from Anne Frank House and the Tulip Mansion. The Museum is dedicated to Dutch educator, politician and writer Theodore Thijssen (1879- 1943).

This museum seldom makes it to a tourist’s ‘must-see-list’ in Amsterdam. Nevertheless, if you do get the opportunity to visit, the Museum offers a great insight on the life of Thijjsen along with some very interesting glimpses into the past of Amsterdam. The staff at the...   view more
Antiek 58

7) Antiek 58

Established in 1995, Antiek 58 is located at Bloemgracht Street in the beautiful Jordaan area of Amsterdam. It specializes in antique furniture, decorative objects like lamps, sculptures, mirrors and paintings. This charming antique shop has a brocante air atmosphere. Antiek 58 also offers advice on restoration and...   view more
Electric Ladyland

8) Electric Ladyland

Fluorescent Art Museum, also known as Electric Ladyland, is the first and only museum of fluorescent art in the world. It opened in 1999. The museum offers its visitors a unique experience by letting them become a part of the pieces of art. The museum includes a wide collection of fluorescent minerals, gray rocks that turn into fascinating multi-colored wonders of nature under different wavelengths of light. No one will leave this museum unimpressed. Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, from 1:00...   view more
Annet Gelink Gallery

9) Annet Gelink Gallery

Annet Gelink Gallery features photography and painting exhibitions. The gallery opened its doors in 2000. It's basically focused on the promotion of unknown young talents but also holds exhibitions by such world-known masters as Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse and many others. Open Tuesday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. to 6...   view more
Antiekcentrum Amsterdam

10) Antiekcentrum Amsterdam

Located in the Jordaan district, Antiekcentrum Amsterdam is the largest indoor antiques centre in the Netherlands. Open daily except on Tuesday, its 1,750 square meters space gathers 72 stands, several bigger shops, 90 display cabinets and a cozy cafe. This is the place to find a wide variety of antiques, including jewelry, glassware, silver-plated dinnerware, candlesticks, mirrors and pictures, and lighting fixtures. This antique mall also features an assortment of furniture, collectibles,...   view more
Houseboat Museum

11) Houseboat Museum

With canals that substitute roads and boats that are used as a means of inner city transportation, Amsterdam will never cease to surprise its visitors. One of the most common sights in Amsterdam is a houseboat.

Although common, it is also one of the most intriguing aspects of Amsterdam lifestyle. How do people live on water, is it practical, what about electricity and disposal? These are just some of the questions that arise when sees one. Living in a houseboat may sound like an exotic thing,...   view more
Ron Mandos Gallery

12) Ron Mandos Gallery

Focused on the interaction between artist, location, design and the public, Ron Mandos opened his first gallery in 1999. Exhibitions are held by both renowned artists and emerging young talents. This gallery is a visual feast for every art lover. Hours of operation: Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00...   view more

Walking Tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Creating your own self-guided walk in Amsterdam is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Canal Belt Nightlife

Canal Belt Nightlife

A major cosmopolitan city with an absolutely electrifying nightlife scene, Amsterdam offers a variety of entertainment, from live music to underground house music, including ultra-chic to casual hangouts. Amsterdam is also home to variety of bars and clubs located inside historic buildings, allowing some of these former establishments to live on thematically, including the industrial chic of a former printing house, the heavenly theme of a converted church with large stained glass windows still intact, and more. Take this Nightlife Tour of Amsterdam's Canal Belt and discover what this great city is all about.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Amsterdam without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Amsterdam, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Western Canal Belt Walking Tour

Western Canal Belt Walking Tour

The Western Canal Belt is one of the most scenic parts of Amsterdam, it is where the web of historic canals is most tranquil. Various attractions are found here, from tiny shops and cafes to churches, museums and galleries. Take this tour and see the best sites of the Western Canal Belt.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Southern Canal Belt Walking Tour

Southern Canal Belt Walking Tour

Grachtengordel (Dutch for the Canal District) is an international icon of urban planning and architecture in Amsterdam. Still very much intact after four centuries, the area is known for its small bridges, crossing the canals, and 17th-century homes. Forming a horseshoe around the Old City Centre, the Canal Ring comprises Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals, built during Amsterdam's Golden Era. Interconnected with streets, the three canals offer a plethora of shopping, eating and drinking opportunities, complete with cultural attractions, among which are the Pipe Museum, The Cat Cabinet, the Torture Museum, the Mint Tower and others. A walk around Amsterdam Canal Belt will leave you anything but bored.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Plantage Walking Tour

Plantage Walking Tour

Plantage is a neighborhood of Amsterdam, located in the Centrum district. It dates back to the 1600s and has been throughout the centuries a place of rest and entertainment. It is one of the greenest neighborhoods in Amsterdam, in part thanks to the fact that is home to the Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, and the Artis Zoo.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Old Side Walking Tour

Old Side Walking Tour

Amsterdam's Old Side or Oude Zijde in Dutch is a neighborhood of true contrast. On one side we have centuries old medieval buildings, churches and landmarks, and on the other hand we have the Red Light District, which is not in fact a district, but an area within the Oude Zijde of Amsterdam.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km

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