Canal Ring And Jordaan

Canal Ring Architecture

Let us guide you on a walk along the Amsterdam canal ring, along world’s wealtiest merchant’s houses, the canals and bridges. Amsterdam Canal Ring is a masterpiece of urban engineering in the 17th century, listed on the UNESCO world heritage list.

Meet the residents that shaped Amsterdam: Bankers, merchants, philosophers, freethinkers, arms traders, slave owners. Discover medieval remains, the narrowest canal house… and the birthplace of New York.

The Jordaan

The Jordaan is a blueprint of Dutch social housing, with a vibrant pub culture, colourful markets and picturesque almshouses. The Jordaan has it all. Get the real Jordaan vibe with its singers, criminals, artists and philanthropists, and end up in the neighborhood’s oldest bar with a ‘pikketanussie’ (Dutch gin).

The Canal Ring and Jordaan combination gives you a great insight on what Amsterdam is all about.

To go:

  • We start at the Herenmarkt, on the Brouwersgracht, Behind the ‘West Indisch Huis’, a 10 minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station

  • Including: a drink in the West Indian House or an old ‘Brown Café’.

  • Duration: 2,5 hours  

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