Jordaan tour Amsterdam | Boat trip and city walk

Jordaan tour from €84.50 p/p

Boat trip & city walk through the Jordaan

From September 1, Rederij Mokum will offer the Jordaan Tour, an original new package where you will discover the Jordaan by sailing and walking. Under the guidance of Guide Tijs you will explore both the Southern and Northern Jordan. You will become acquainted with the history of the neighborhood and its residents.

The Jordaan is an old working-class neighborhood bordered by the Brouwers, Prinsen, Lijnbaans and Leidse canals. No neighborhood is as much praised as the Jordaan. The skippers of Rederij Mokum are very welcome there.

During the Jordaan tour we sail along the foot of the Oude Wester. Along the way we pass the famous Elandsgracht, the cradle of Johnny Jordaan, Tante Leen and Manke Nelis. You will visit an authentic courtyard where time seems to have stood still.

How does the Jordaan tour work

Start Jordaan tour
You will be welcomed on board with a picketanissie (Pikketanussie is Amsterdam dialect for a drink of grain jenever)

2 hour boat trip
We cast off and sail straight onto the Amsterdam canals. You will complete the first part of the tour by sailing. Our ships have been transformed into an old brown café. On board original Mokum snacks, Amsterdam life songs and 3 drinks per person.

You can see most of the Jordaan from the boat while your knowledge about this neighborhood is updated by guide Tijs.

2-hour city walk
On the edge of the Jordaan you will disembark with Tijs to view the famous courtyards, the Carthusian cemetery and the reclaimed Palm Canal. You walk past the café where Freddy Heineken’s kidnapper worked out their plan….

During the walking tour you will also visit a real Jordanian café for a drink or a cup of coffee.

Tijs also tells you about the Jordaan today. How new residents find their home there and how the Jordaan is still a special part of Amsterdam, with crazy shops, art galleries and street art.

The walking tour ends at our home port within walking distance of the Jordaan.

What can you expect from Rederij Mokum

  • Two hours sailing through the Jordaan with a private ship
  • Two hours of walking including a visit to a Jordanian café
    >Drinks in a Jordanian café included
  • Unlimited Dutch bar on board
    Beer, good wine and soft drinks
  • Amsterdam drinks set
    Snacks included on board
  • Departure and arrival from our home port
    >Room Mate Aitana hotel, 10 minutes walk from CS)
  • Parking garagewith more than enough spaces
    Paid parking at your own expense
  • From price €84.50 per person ex VAT
    Our prices are based on a minimum group size of 15 guests. We also provide packages for fewer guests. Please note that the price per person will then be higher.
Jordaan tour Amsterdam | Boat trip and city walk

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The Jordan

“With us in the Jordaan, where the flowers are in the windows…” sang folk singer Johnny Jordaan in 1955 about his beloved Amsterdam neighborhood: the Jordaan. In the four centuries that the working-class neighborhood has existed, the Jordaan has developed into one of the most iconic neighborhoods of Amsterdam.

The poor farmers and craftsmen who lived where the canal belt was to be built were bought out or chased to a piece of island west of the new city district. That district, which was called ‘Nieuwe Werck’ and was built between 1613 and 1625, would later become Jordaan.

The Jordaan was a typical working-class neighborhood, where many craftsmen and small businesses were located. The district came to be located within the fortress of Amsterdam during the Third Explanation in the first half of the 17th century. The urban structure of the district more or less follows the pattern of the polder landscape that was created around 1100. Before the construction of the Prinsengracht, the Keizersgracht and the Herengracht, the polder landscape was completely redesigned according to a pattern that curved in a semicircle around the old city center. As a result, the streets and canals of the working-class Jordaan district are often located diagonally to the Prinsengracht and do not directly connect to the adjacent streets and bridges of the prosperous canal belt.

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Jordaan tour Amsterdam | Boat trip and city walk