Negen Straatjes Amsterdam

Highlight, Tips from locals

Hey there, my name is Davey and I’ve lived in Amsterdam for 10 years. I’m here to spill the beans on one of our cities’ most charming secrets and one of my favourite areas: the Negen Straatjes (or in English: Nine Streets), nestled snugly in the heart of the Jordaan neighbourhood. This place isn’t just a location; it’s an experience, a vibe that you just have to feel for yourself. So, why should you walk these nine quaint streets? Picture this: historic buildings leaning over narrow lanes, a kaleidoscope of boutique shops, cozy cafes, and an air of creativity that’s as refreshing as a spring breeze in the city. This is the Amsterdam I love – unfiltered, vibrant, and full of life. It’s where the city’s heart beats the loudest, and trust me, you’ll want to hear it.

Hotspots in the Negen Straatjes

Now, let’s talk hotspots because the Negen Straatjes are peppered with them. Let’s go:

  • De Kaaskamer‘ – an absolute paradise for cheese lovers. Imagine walls lined with the finest Dutch cheeses, a treat for both your eyes and taste buds.
  • Mendo‘, a bookstore that’s more like an art gallery for book lovers. The place is an aesthetic dream, overflowing with the coolest coffee-table books you’ll ever lay your eyes on.
  • Episode‘ is where vintage lovers will find their heaven. From retro jackets to classic boots, it’s a treasure trove for the fashion-savvy. These spots are just the tip of the iceberg – every nook here has something unique to offer.

Of course there is much more to explore. The area is perfect to just stroll around and see where you end up.

History of the Negen Straatjes

The Negen Straatjes go way back and is full of history. Back in the 17th century, the Jordaan was the beating heart of Amsterdam’s craft and trade. These nine streets were home to workers and tradespeople, bustling with life and activity. Today, while the streets have transformed into a hub for fashionistas, artists, and entrepreneurs, they still echo the spirit of their past. Every brick, every cobblestone here has a story to tell – of dreams, of struggles, of a time that shaped Amsterdam.

So, there you have it – a little sneak peek into the Negen Straatjes. But, trust me, nothing beats experiencing it yourself. Walk these streets, soak in their energy, and let the vibrant pulse of the Jordaan take you on a journey. This isn’t just a tourist spot; it’s a slice of Amsterdam’s soul, served up just for you. See you in the streets!

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Ha! My name is Davey and I’m responsible to make sure more people are able to find Drop&Go. As a traveler myself my goal is for Drop&Go to grow to every big city in the world.