Jordaan Nieuws News Journal
The Amsterdam Jordaan is undoubtedly the most sung about, described and romanched town district of the Netherlands. Started as a district for the poor, today it is a favorite place for students, artists and young proffesionals.
This new inhabitants of the Jordaan, together with the people that stayed behind from the erarly days, made this neighborhood a pleasant place with a mixture of all kinds of styles and activities.
If you are planning to stay the night in the Jordaan, we have made an overview of all the hotels.
any people wonder where the name Jordaan comes from. The most heard explanation is that the word has been derived from the French jardin (garden). The French immigrants of the 17th century might have called the district Jardin, because the most of the streets of the Jordaan are named after to flowers.
Some say that the name has been inspired by the river Jordaan, the well-known water from the holy land. Historian Kannegieter is convinced that the name comes from the French river the Jordanne in the Auvergne. The historian explains that the french compared this polluted river with the Prinsengracht, which at that time also was not too clean itself.
Met de Jordaan INFO Webcam heeft u live zicht op de hoek Prinsengracht en Bloemgracht. Deze locatie is zo'n beetje de belangrijkste toegangsroute naar de noordzijde van de Jordaan. U ziet de bootjes door de Prinsengracht varen en de vele mensen die de Jordaan bezoeken.
Jordaan factsDid you know that:
- The Jordaan was founded in 1612 for the workforce
- Nowdays the Jordaan is one of the most wanted locations in Holland
- Rembrandt lived the last years of his life in the Jordaan
- The streets and canals where build according to the old ditches and paths
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For the people that like to stay overnight in the Jordaan, the district contains hotels in the range from one till five stars. This way you can really taste how it feels to live in the Jordaan. Most hotels are situated in former canal houses, that still contains the historical ambiance of the old Jordaan.
The Jordaan is the area at the west side of the 'grachtengordel' (main canals). De district's borders are formed by the Lijnbaansgracht, Brouwersgracht, Prinsengracht and the Passeerdersgracht. It is located on walking distance of the Central Station, the Dam or the Leidseplein. It is also easy to reach with public transport. It is not recomended to go there by car, because of parking problems.
Links to sites about the Jordaan
|On Internet there is a lot to find about and for the Jordaan. Of course there are the sites for tourists, who sometimes also mention something about the Jordaan. But more and more you see inhabitants of the Jordaan itself, who write something about their neighbourhood on Internet. So if you still can't get enough of the Jordaan, via this links you can even found out more about this neighbourhood. |