Research: The Jordaan

Positioned as the major center of commerce in the Netherlands during the early 1600s, Amsterdam experienced a period of rapid growth. The neighborhood district of the Jordaan became home to about 80,000 residents of Flemish, Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish, and French descent by the year 1900. Today the Jordaan is known for its scenic canals, hofjes (inner courtyard gardens), and as one of the city’s non-tourist shopping districts.

Authors: Kevin Fales, Saba Nowroozi, Morgan Fraser, Jordan Manning, Mike Kruk,