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Zeedijk, Amsterdam
(3.7/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This is a nice place to take a stroll and look at the houses. There are places to eat at if you want. And the architecture is very interesting. 
  • Chinatown is worth a visit, if, like me, can't get enough of Japanese cuisine and all Asian details. There were like Korean, Chinese and Japanese restaurants. Thai cuisine on a couple of corners too. Love it when everything is so concentrated in one place.
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  • We loved dinner every night in this very lively and colorful Street. Part of chinatown includes many restaurants Asian but also a temple that can be visited during the day. However there are also restaurants of other nationalities whose one which also antiques, a very friendly and not too expensive manga shop populated cosplayers in short it is a permanent show. Well that located in the red light district, the atmosphere is quite family, nothing of sulfur.
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