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Amsterdam's Jordaan District Walking Tour

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Amsterdam's Jordaan District Walking Tour

From US$ 123.32 per person

On this private walking tour of the Amsterdam Jordaan area, see its highlights from a local perspective. Besides being one of the city's hotspots today, the district also has a long history as a working class area. Experience both worlds on this tour!

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Duration 2 hours
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English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch
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  • Explore a hotspot of Amsterdam
  • Visit a local "Hofje" (innercourt garden)
  • Wander small streets and along idyllic canals
Full description
Your morning or afternoon in this area will start from the convenient meeting point at Westermarkt 1 near the West Church. Set off at a relaxing pace to make sure you really get to see, feel and learn all about this district. The Jordaan district of Amsterdam is definitely known as one of the real hotspots of Amsterdam. The origins of the area can be traced back to the 17th century where it is believed to have been erected for the city's laborers and immigrants. Many of these immigrants originated from France or near, then being the agricultural part of town, was subsequently named Jardin which is French for garden. This word eventually changed into Jordaan, the name of the district today. As a working class neighborhood this area ceased to exist in the 1980s. Due to urban renewal the rent price rose and many of the original inhabitants moved to satelite towns such as Purmerend and Almere. After their departure the area became the trendy place to be, attracting students, artists and young entrepeneurs. During the walk your guide will enlighten you with many stories and anecdotes about these contrasting periods in the Jordaan. We will also visit a typical Dutch "Hofje" (innercourt or patio garden) and show you the famous Westchurch and many small streets and idyllic canals. On Mondays and Saturdays we will also visit a vibrant local market. In addition to all the sights, your personal Jordaan guide will reveal the district’s unique character, teach you local history and culture, and give you insider’s tips about great local restaurants, shops, attractions, activities, public transport and more.
  • Private tour in chosen language
  • Experienced, knowledgeable and friendly guide
  • One drink at a local cafe
  • All local taxes
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuity
  • Hotel pickup
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Westermarkt 1, the corner of the Westermarkt and the Keizersgracht. Tramline: 13 and 17, this is close by the Westerkerk.

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  • This tour involves approximately 2 hours of walking. It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing and to not bring any heavy bags.
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4.7 /5

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Gijs guided us through the streets of the Joordan district, showing us how it has changed over time and making us understand how people lived in the past and also in the present! Gijs is a nice and very prepared person, it was a pleasure to do this tour with him, despite the rain that came and went! Thanks for everything!

August 18, 2019

February 2, 2020


Notre guide, Jérôme, était très sympathique. La visite de cet ancien quartier ouvrier devenu l’un des quartiers les plus prisé d’Amsterdam était très intéressante. Notre guide nous a fait découvrir l’histoire du quartier Joordan en particulier et également celle d’Amsterdam.

August 14, 2019

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