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About: Amsterdam Noord

A short ferry ride from Centraal station will take you over the River Ij to Amsterdam Noord. Noord (literally meaning ‘north’ if you hadn’t already guessed) offers a decidedly different aesthetic to the rest of the city with the section running along the Ij having once been home to Amsterdam’s shipping industry.

About: the Jordaan

One of Amsterdam’s most distinctive neighbourhoods, the Jordaan is the blueprint for charm, seemingly purpose-built for strolling about within its picture-perfect backstreets. The wedge-shaped area is divided into several portions by a handful of peaceful canals and a few busy main roads. While the main roads break the Amsterdam idyll, don’t overlook them; some interesting interiors shops are to be found here, such as Raw Materials, Nordic New and Anno.

About: de Pijp

Now well-established as the hippest area of Amsterdam (and one of the priciest to live) de Pijp has everything that locals could crave. There’s the beautiful Sarphatipark, bustling Albert Cuypstraat market, and enough shops, bars, cafes and restaurants orbiting those to keep locals and visitors entertained for quite some time.