Zeedijk, Amsterdam

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#16 of 35 in Historic Sites in Amsterdam
Head to Zeedijk, one of Amsterdam's oldest streets, to get a sense of the city's transformation through the ages. Initially constructed as a protective dam, the site was an affluent promenade until the 17th century and the first street to have permanent lighting installed in 1544. After its wealthy families moved to houses built along the three main canals in the city center, the street became the center of cheap nightlife for visiting sailors. Cleaned up and rejuvenated over the past decades, this strip is now the heart of Amsterdam's Chinatown, filled with popular bars and Asian restaurants. The neighborhood also houses one of Europe's largest Buddhist temples, built in the traditional Chinese style. Put Zeedijk into our Amsterdam holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Is the food of Asia such as Japan, China, Thailand, narrow streets are clean and easy to walk. But Western coffee shop.
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  • July 23, 2017
    Authentic Chinese temple and run by Chinese monks and offers a place for religious ceremonies and in Chinatown. It is recommended to visit the temple, and building an atmosphere, to witness the ceremonies and, if there is one activity of the community including in place – a unique cultural experience wellbeing. You can visit the Temple in the temple hours open every day between 12:00-17:00 and Sunday 10:00-17:00.
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  • July 9, 2017
    Wonderful as this part of Amsterdam is on just snapped. A huge boost with years ago. Nice restaurants and cafés, very cozy.
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