The Jordaan is an extremely interesting place to explore during your visit to Amsterdam. The 17th century architecture of the area is absolutely delightful. Look out for the interesting stone tablets on the front of many of the buildings which denote the professions or the family name of the original inhabitants. You will see carvings of perhaps a pair of scissors or a pig denoting a tailor’s shop or a butcher. Some of them have been carefully restored and hand painted with bright colours.
There are some 750 houseboats moored on the old canal system of Amsterdam with a further 1650 others floating around the outskirts of the city. If you want to know more about life on the city’s water ways then pay a visit to the House Boat Museum at 296K Prinsengracht. Here visitors can explore the interior of a pretty House Boat called the Hendrika Maria. Its spaciousness, clever design and comfort will take you by surprise.
The Netherland’s most visited museum, the Anne Frank House Museum is located on the very edge of the Jordaan at 263 Prinsengracht. Here you can learn about the stressful lives of Anne, her family and friends whilst in hiding during the Nazi occupation until their ultimate unfortunate discovery. Be sure to visit as early as possible in order to avoid the extremely long queues that occur particularly in the summer months.
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