Jordaan is an upmarket district of Amsterdam, The Netherlands’ second largest and most visited city. This particularly pleasant part of Amsterdam is said to be named after its many tree-lined streets and parks, derived from the French word for garden - ‘jardin’. Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Jordaan will find that there is a great choice of self catering accommodation here, mainly in the form of spacious apartments, set in grand mansion blocks and imposing townhouses.
Perhaps Jordaan’s biggest claim to fame is that is was where the famous Dutch artist (Van Gogh) spent the last years of his life. To reflect this, there are numerous art galleries seemingly on every corner, which specialise mainly in modern art. Visitors spending their holidays in Jordaan will also discover that the district boasts numerous specialist shops, boutiques and fine-dining restaurants. These more upmarket establishments are somewhat in contrast to the more bohemian vibe to be found in the livelier parts of the city.
Most visitors enjoying their holidays in Jordaan will be drawn to spending some time visiting the many tourist attractions for which Amsterdam is world renowned. The city seems to offer something for everyone. As well as boasting a rich architectural history, which is reflected in its impressive buildings and landmarks, there are also such popular tourist draws as The Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and Hermitage Amsterdam. Amsterdam also remains a popular destination amongst party-goers, due to its relaxed, liberal atmosphere and lifestyle, which is reflected in its lively, often hedonistic nightlife.
Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Jordaan will find that most of The Netherlands as a whole has a mild, temperate climate, similar to that of the east of the UK. Summer temperatures will average in the early-twenties degrees Celsius, whilst in the winter temperatures will generally stay between 5 and 9 degrees Celsius. Jordaan and Amsterdam as a whole receives an average annual rainfall of around 29 inches.
Most tourists from the UK who are looking to spend their holidays in Jordaan will fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). There are a number of airlines operating regular flights to this busy international airport from the UK, including British Airways, KLM, Easyjet, Flybe and KLM. Flights depart from several region UK airports, to include London Gatwick (LGW), Southampton(SOU), Manchester (MAN), Leeds Bradford (LBA) and Edinburgh (EDI).