A Girl’s Guide to Amsterdam 1: JORDAAN

Amsterdam has officially risen to the top of my favourite cities list.

The architecture is unparalleled. The food is divine. The shopping is insane. And the way of life seemed to be ideal. Strolling along anyone of the canal-lined streets, you’ll notice that houses’ front doors are open, the curtains are not drawn shut, and children run through the streets or whizz by on bikes. It felt like such a safe, welcoming community. One of my favourite sights was this little girl eating a bowl of pasta on a picnic bench outside her home, while her dog roams loose:

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The amazing sense of family and care-free atmosphere is no more apparent than in the area of Jordaan.

This family-friendly neighbourhood has everything from great little restaurants, unique shops, an array of galleries, to some of the most picturesque canal-lined streets in the city. It’s also within ideal proximity to the core’s centre, as well as the main train station and Amsterdam-Noord. It’s an ideal location to stay.


Jordaan Area Amsterdam

Here are the Jordaan District’s must see’s, do’s, and eats:

Shop at Noodermarkt. Pick up picnic supplies, flowers, freshly baked bread and treats.

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Blogger Guide to Amsterdam


Coffee at Screaming Beans, one of the best roasters in the city.


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Shopping on Haarlemmerstraat: Sukha for everything white, fresh, and bright.

Blogger Guide to Amsterdam

Blogger Guide to Amsterdam

Blogger Guide to Amsterdam


Buying nothing you need (read: everything) at Kitsch Kitchen.

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For the snacks, and the best double chocolate chunk cookies: Stach.

Blogger's Guide to Amsterdam

Blogger's Guide to Amsterdam


Pick up supplies (either from the Noodermarkt or Stach), and plant yourself alongside on the canals.

Jordaan Canal Dinner



Stay at the Room Mate Aitana . Ideally located on the northern edge of Jordaan, within walking distance to the Central Station, modern amenities and amazing third places.


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  1. November 12, 2016 @ 4:36 am an Architect Abroad / A Girl's Guide to Amsterdam: de Pijp - an Architect Abroad

    […] in 3 of the best neighbourhood’s of Amsterdam. For the other two parts, click here for the Guide to Jordaan, and here for the Guide to the 9 […]


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