Destination guide

The joys of Jordaan

Back in the 1600s, Jordaan was a radical hotbed of working-class politicos. These days, its brick-faced rowhouses have been converted into swish Jordaan vacation rentals, and gentrified mansions hide between the neat alleys, creating what's considered by many to be the most famous inner-city district of Amsterdam. A UNESCO tag for the canals that wiggle through its blocks have bolstered things even more, while the unmissable Anne Frank House and bustling Noordermarkt magnetize visitors to the streets. Jordaan is also rammed with kitsch boutiques, off-beat bars and smoky coffeeshops _ if you know what we mean.

Things to do

World-class museums in Jordaan

If you can pull yourself away from the beatnik coffee haunts or stylish Jordaan vacation rentals for a moment, this area of Amsterdam also has some top museums. The most famous of the lot surely has to be the Anne Frank House. Telling the sobering, striking story of Anne Frank and her family, it reveals the secret annex where they hid from the Nazis during WWII. Inside, you'll pass the hinged bookcase which concealed them, and learn all about the destructive and devastating years of war in the Netherlands and Europe.

Activities

Markets and more in Jordaan

When the Monday morning Noordermarkt bursts with everything from age-stained antiques to curious tribal trinkets, bargain hunters flock to Jordaan. Then there are Saturdays, which see organic produce touted in the farmers' stalls there. Haggling done, you can lose yourself in the narrow lanes and alleys of the area, wandering canals and arched bridges. There are culinary hotspots and foodie workshops and food tours to be found in Westerstraat, and plenty of cozy cafes come vintage boutiques lurking in the courtyards _ you just need to find them.

Weather

Jordaan's there throughout the year

As with the rest of Amsterdam, there's no best time to visit the maze-like lanes of pretty Jordaan. Some will come in the summer, the most popular season, to find the cafes and canals in full swing _ barges sail and street shindigs erupt ad hoc between May and September. In the fall, Jordaan vacation rentals can be a bargain, there are fewer folk in the museums, and the rings of canals look gorgeous as the colors change. Winter can mean sporadic falls of snow and rain from December to March, but also some beautiful wonderland walks amid the 17th-century blocks.

Natural features

Jumping out to Noord from Jordaan

Jordaan's wedged into the inner city of metropolitan Amsterdam. You might think it's far from any real swaths of Dutch nature, but not so. Firstly, there's the uber-famous Vondelpark on its southern fringes, where ponds and ducks and clicking bicycles all merge. A quick jaunt to the docks and a ferry ride will get you to Amsterdam Noord, too. That's the greenest area of the capital, where the verdant fields and pastures and windmill-topped woods of pretty Ransdorp can be discovered.

Can I find a vacation rental around Jordaan?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 448 vacation rentals near Jordaan. From 312 Condos/Apartments to 39 Boats, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Jordaan for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Jordaan?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Jordaan:

  • Amsterdam-Centrum: 582 vacation rentals
  • De Pijp: 282 vacation rentals
  • Westerpark: 427 vacation rentals
  • Watergraafsmeer: 624 vacation rentals
  • Haarlemmerbuurt: 208 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Jordaan?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Jordaan. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • De Drie Hendricken: 2,328 vacation rentals
  • Boom Chicago: 2,328 vacation rentals
  • Amsterdam Central Station: 2,067 vacation rentals
  • Amsterdam Museum: 2,301 vacation rentals
  • Haarlem Station: 2,733 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Jordaan listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Jordaan?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 312 Condos/Apartments in Jordaan. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Jordaan include:

  • Boats: 39 rentals available
  • Houseboats: 34 rentals available
  • Houses: 45 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Jordaan?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 10 vacation rentals with pool available in Jordaan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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