Brouwersgracht (Brewers Canal) is one of the oldest and most beautiful canals in Amsterdam. It got its name from the breweries located here as early as in the 16th and 17th century. Different goods, like coffee, whale oil, leather and spices were stored in giant warehouses which later were turned into apartments. The canal is located in the popular and central Jordaan district, which name origins from the French word “jardin” meaning garden. Most of the streets in this area are named after trees and flowers and has a high concentration of inner courtyards (hofjes).