To Warm you up a little bit
for your adventurous holiday on a Houseboat in the Center of the Jordaan
(the morst wanted area of Amsterdam)
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LOCATION OF THE HOUSEBOAT - CANAL DISTRICT
Why the Jordaan called the Jordaan:
Many 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.
In earlier times, when this canal was still used for freight, was living on a houseboat a sign of poverty. Nowadays it is the most trendy way of living especiality for artists and musicians.
The Jordaan was a former working area. The warehouses are now for yuppies and is the most wanted area if you don't have children. The prices of an appartment or a big houseboat are between € 400.000,- and € 600.000,- for only 85 m2. A whole Canalhouse is more than a milion.
Rembrandt lived the last years of his life in the Jordaan
And our good friend the Heron likes cheese and ofcourse fish or meat. This neighbourhood feels like a village within a big city. And specialy early in the morning or evening a serenity hangs over the canals. Romantic bridges and authentic lampposts.
LIVING ON A HOUSEBOAT HAS SOMETHING SPECIAL.
It's a little bit magical. A unique piece of nature between the famous beautiful historical canal houses in the hart of the Jordaan. The comfort of a home and the freedom of a ship.
The Jordaan is the most characterful place of the city and is described in countless songs and books, It is also the most celebrated neighbourhood in the Netherlands. And offers a wide variety of fun and special shops and galleries. Many Café’s and Restaurants.
You can enjoy feeding the various waterfowl/swans/goose/ heronand other birds and ducks who visit every day. Watching the boats go by, it is a top way of experiencing Amsterdam
SAILING through the canals of Amsterdam :
Shopping and Sightseeing begins around the corner, 100 meters and there begins the longest shopping promenade : Five streets in a row
Haarlemmerdijk with Cafe's, Restaurants, nice little shops, but also 3 Supermarkets It is a very old Centre so the shops are very small but have charm. Specialized delicatesse shops Nieuwendijk a lot of food and sexshops. and Fashion shops Leidsestreet,Fashion shops with the department store Metz for a High tea
sightseeings and worth while tourist attractionson you will find on this nice walk.discover what is today "in" and whether the trend will be tomorrow
(100 meters walk from the houseboat)
Saturday Lindenmarkt– 9.00 - 16.00 you will have food and fruits of the best quality – fresh fish, excellent cheese, good vegetables, as well as clothes, general goods,flowers, bicycles, DVD’s. and
Noordermarkt" - 9.00 - 15.00 (100m walk) The Farmers Market is so popular, that it draws crowds not only from the Jordaan, but also from the whole city. and even outside the city
Haarlemmerplein 10:00 tot 17:00 also a Farmer market with biological products
approx 250 Restaurants.com, eating cafe's and take-aways in the Jordaan (within 1 km)
the nicest place to eat - with the ambiance of the Cinema - Haarlemmerdijk 161-165 The Movies.com around the corner
also around the corner Cafe Oranjerie Binnen Oranjestraat 15 a small cosy restaurant.
SeaPalace - Chinese food.com (near central station)
On Haarlemmerdijk you will find many coffeeshops for lunch and softdrugs like the best in townBarney's , Dampkring . Tourist are still welcome
Nightlife- Rembrandt Square - Leische Square
nightlife amsterdan - 10 best.com
Calender of events: http://www.iamsterdam.com/nl-NL/Media-Centre/mediaondersteuning/plan-je-bezoek/evenementenagenda
RENT A BIKE:
There are three bikes availale on the houseboat. If you need more bikes than you can rent it at Brouwersgracht 79 for 10,- per day Phone 0031-20-6245509 .see bike ride jordaan
easy to reach
ONE DAY TRIP
9-streets.com side streets f the Prinsengract / Herengracht / Keizersgracht: - You will find here the most most peculiar shops you ever seen
- Reestraat - Berenstraat - Runstraat
- Gasthuismolensteeg - Oude Spiegelstraat - Wijde Heisteeg
- Hartenstraat - Wolvenstraat - Huidenstraat