I spent the morning of the fourth day in Amsterdam doing my own walking tour of the Jordaan neighborhood, an old working class neighborhood that is now the equivalent to Amsterdam as what the Greenwich Village is to New York City.

I started out with breakfast of apple pie and coffee at Winkel’s:

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There is a Saturday farmers market in the neighborhood. Much nicer things for sale as compared to the Albert Cuyps market I had been to the day before.

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The neighborhood was mostly quiet residential streets with pretty old houses and some canals with nice houseboats.

 

One of the larger canals in the neighborhood:

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A couple of houseboats:20140729-222131-80491376.jpg

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Many houses have interesting carvings:

 

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I learned that that you could push open certain doors and find common gardens behind them.

 

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Lots of bikes and lace curtains:20140729-222435-80675754.jpg0

 

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