Jordaan district is the district most sung about, most written about and most romanticized in the whole of the Netherlands! Go for an exciting walk in the search for hidden courtyards - or hofjes as they are called in Dutch, - here you find the map that locates some of them.
How much space do you need to build a house? According to Amsterdam's experience - just a bit. Witness yourself the narrowest houses in Amsterdam. On Oude Hoogstraat 22 you find the narrowest one - only 2.02 wide and 6m deep, and not far from here on Klovienersburgwal 26 another one with facade of 2.4m ( and located just opposite the widest historical house in Amsterdam - Trippenhuis at number 29). And there is another house on Singel 7 that has a facade just 1m wide, but it is broadening to more normal size behind.
Located on the Singel canal between the Koningsplein and the Muntplein - Floating flower market is one of the most flavoured places in Amsterdam. Flower stalls are located on the houseboats and you can find here all sort of flowers and bulbs. Its history goes back to 1862 and today this is a must to see place in Amsterdam.
New building of EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam is a true masterpiece of modern architecture and a new landmark in city's waterfront skyline. Locates just behind Central Station it is easy to reach with the free 5-minute ferry to Buiksloterweg.
Out of all more than thousand bridges of Amsterdam the Magere Brug or Skiiny Bridge is the most popular. Originally built in 1670 it was later replaced by a wider one. Every twenty minutes the bridge opens to let boats through. Standing on the bridge you get one of the scenic views with Carre theatre from one side and Stopera on the other side.
Begijnhof courtyard and garden is a quite oasis you find in the middle of a busy city. Here you can find the oldest wooden facade building in Amsterdam - Het Houten Huis dating back to 1420 (at numberr 34).
De Oude Kerk is both the oldest church and the oldest building in Amsterdam. Dating back to 1250 it has been rebuilt and enlarged severl times, but you still can admire its old hand-painted wooden roof and stainglasses windows from 16th century.