Centrum is the innermost district and borough of Amsterdam. West Centrum is one of the prettiest parts of the city and is only just out of the absolute centre.
At its northern end is Haarlemmerbuurt. Stretching south from there are the three grand canals of the Grachtengordel. At their southern end they are crossed by little bridges connected by narrow streets known as De 9 Straatjes. Finally, west of the canals, is the Jordaan.