Amsterdam Sights

Courtyards of the Jordaan

Discover the many picturesque streets of the Jordaan with its hidden gardens

The Jordaan has a high concentration of hofjes (inner courtyards or almshouses), beautiful yards with little houses and peaceful gardens.

Some of the courtyards are closed to the public, and only opened on special days ('open monuments days'). But if you do come across one of the entrances, and it is unlocked, most residents won't mind if you sneak a quiet peek.

Take a walking tour along the inner courtyards of the Jordaan.

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A hidden oasis of peace and quiet

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