Historical Jordaan Walking Tour - in Amsterdam - LikeALocal Guide

Historical Jordaan Walking Tour


15 EUR

Travel back in time and get to know what Amsterdam used to be like in the 17th century! See famous historical landmarks, hear heartbreaking stories of the past, and discover the vibrancy of the Jordaan neighbourhood!

Duration: 1.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Dutch
Tour by breklyn

Roots in the tropics, born and raised in Amsterdam due to Dutch invading activities.
I love history, endless walks, inspirational talks, uplifting music and good vibes!

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  • Hear stories of the oppressed people who once lived in Jordaan
  • Pass by Anne Frank’s House
  • Learn about the hidden artworks in the Jordaan

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We’ll start at Begijnhof – a group of historic buildings that used to be a Béguinage. This secret courtyard was founded in the Middle Ages and was once a place where unmarried or widowed Catholic women lived. You’ll hear their stories as you walk quietly around the courtyard with your guide.

After that, we'll slowly wander through the Jordaan area where you’ll be told fascinating and heartbreaking stories of the many different oppressed people who lived in the area including Catholics, Jews, artistic youths and labourers. You’ll hear how these outcasts rose up and stood together to create better lives.

You’ll then have the chance to learn about a popular musician in the 1900s as we walk through the shady square known as Johnny Jordaanplein.

We'll pass by the Westerkerk and Anne Frank’s House before strolling along the Tweede Egelantiersdwarsstraat where you’ll be shown funky cafes, restaurants and hidden art.

The tour will then head to the Noordermarkt area and then Willemsstraat which used to be one of the most neglected streets in the city. You’ll learn how the neighbourhood has changed over time.

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Meeting point

Oranjebrug (on the Brouwersgracht) is a bridge near the Coffee company at Haarlemmerdijk. (Oranjebrug, Amsterdam, Nederland)

Reviews from travellers (1)


Fascinating and informative guided tour
for breklyn’s tour (Historical Jordaan Walking Tour)
Fascinating and informative guided tour about the history of the old Amsterdam neighbourhood ‘De Jordaan’. Guide Breklyn takes you to places tourists would not normally find by themselves, and some other hidden gems. Interesting places: the corridors of Willemstreet, Johnny Jordaan Square, Begijnhof (former Béguinage), Westerchurch, Homomonument, and so much more.

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Amazing guide and guy!
for breklyn
Breklyn was a great guide and brought me to really nice places, not full of tourists, but full of history. I was so glad to know Amsterdam through his eyes! I totally recomend.
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