Amsterdam Central Station is the city’s main public transportation hub.
Virtually all GVB trams and buses start their route in front of the station, which faces the historic center.
Most also stop at Dam Square in the center of town.
2. The Jordaan
Once renowned for radical politics and rowdy sing-a-longs, the Jordaan has evolved over decades of gentrification from a working-class area into an upscale neighborhood for arty professionals.
With its cobbled streets, gabled homes and tree-lined canals, the picturesque district is a living picture postcard with an eclectic mix of art galleries, sidewalk bistros, and trendy boutiques.
Beginning at Brouwersgracht just west of Central Station, the Jordaan arches around the western Canal Ring between Prinsengracht and Lijnba...