The Jordaan is known for its calm tree-lined streets, peaceful waterways and picturesque historic canal houses. By day, the Jordaan provides the perfect opportunity to sit on a terrace along the water, but by night, this area turns into a cityscape fairytale. The soft glow of the lights reflects off the water, creating a romantic atmosphere for an evening stroll. Moreover, the neighborhood is home to some quality restaurants. Come with the love of your life, your family or your friends. Whether you are a die-hard foodie or just looking for a lovely meal out, this charming neighborhood is sure to please.
Several restaurants use seasonal, and often regional, products. Bordewijk, for instance, incorporates local products, fresh fish and seasonal game into their menu. If you want something international, Divan serves Turkish cuisine, while Toscanini is known for its authentic Italian dishes. La Oliva, on the other hand, has the best pintxos in town. For a laid back atmosphere, try De Reiger, which is one of the oldest pubs in the Jordaan, or Café de Prins, which is popular with both locals and tourists. If you’re looking to enjoy romantic evening with your significant other, head to Proeverij 274. Burgers Patio is the best choice in the summer months, as they have two outdoor seating areas. Want to leave the decision making process to someone else? Visit Café Daalder. This restaurant offers a three, four, five and six-course chef’s menu.