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I’ve decided to add a new series of articles to this weblog about Amsterdam. There are several characteristic quarters in Amsterdam and they all tell a unique piece of history about Amsterdam.

The Jordaan

The Jordaan is definitely the quarter which is the most romantic. There are all kind of songs and poems inspired by this romantic quarter of Amsterdam. The story of the origin of it’s name is a really nice one.

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canals of amsterdamAmsterdam is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the North’ because it has so many canals and bridges. But why does Amsterdam have all these canals and what are the most important ones?
A short history of the Herengracht, the Keizersgracht, the Prinsengracht and other parts of the inner city of Amsterdam.
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