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Where to Eat, Shop and Explore in Amsterdam’s Nine Streets and Jordaan Neighborhoods

Two of the most picturesque areas in Amsterdam, the Jordaan and Nine Streets neighborhoods, located west of the city center near the canal belt, are teeming with charming boutiques. In the ’70s and ’80s, the Jordaan, primarily a district where workers and immigrants lived, began drawing a large number of artists and designers. Now, it is one of the most coveted—and expensive—residential areas, although pockets have resisted gentrification. Read on for the best places to eat and explore in one of our favorite neighborhoods in the city.

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For A Quick Bite

Pluk
This stylish café serves coffee and healthy fare such as açaí bowls and smoothies in the morning and salad and sandwiches later in the day.

Lotti’s
This Soho House-owned, all-day restaurant has a hipster chic dining room and seasonal American-Italian cuisine.

Pancakes!
The tiny café is a favorite for its Dutch specialty: pancakes.

Café t’Smalle
One of the city’s oldest tradition pubs, this spot is ideal for a canal-side beer or cocktail.

For Culture

Tulip Museum
A small museum that traces the history of the tulip and has a lovely gift shop. Prinsengracht 116

Anne Frank House
It is imperative to book tickets to this historic landmark as far in advance as possible, as it is perhaps the most-visited attraction in all of Amsterdam.

Westerkerk
This Protestant church, with its 279-foot-tall bell tower—the highest tower in Amsterdam—offers expansive city views.

For Shopping

Noordermarkt
The popular Saturday-only market is the place to go for find organic cheeses, flowers and freshly made pancakes, as well as an assortment of curiosities, including antiques, LP records and home accessories.

Nuvo Niche
A fun boutique stocked with cute home accessories and Scandinavia-inspired designs.

SPRMKT
This warehouse sells up-and-coming as well as vintage furniture, books and accessories.

X Bank
An avant-garde concept store, located in the W Hotel.

Reypenaer Proeflokaal
A good Dutch cheese store and tasting room.

Frozen Fountain
This Design Mecca is located in a multilevel canal house.

Urban Cacao
A chocolate shop with craft chocolate bars (the blended caramel sea salt is a favorite) and desserts such as the mudcake brownie, which comes slathered in ganache and coated in milk chocolate.

Sky
This tiny boutique on Herengracht Canal carries all the chicest international brands: Ulla Johnson, Carven, Isabel Marant and A.P.C., among others. Herengracht 228

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– Emma Pierce on August 27, 2018

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