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Zeedijk, Amsterdam

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • Visit the restaurants not the big once lik Nam kee but small once you can have a verry good meal for a nice price with lots of chines people.  more »
  • The road runs between the St. Nicholas Basilica and the new market and this through the heart of Chinatown. Great restaurants, traditional pubs, a temple and original shops can spend one on this road many hours.
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  • In the tourist traveled classic by red light district of the Dutch capital, if already is has fulfilled her patience with so much erotic offer somewhat old-fashioned, take this road is a good choice. There are several buildings and Chinese restaurants, stores with typical products from the far East. To relax a while.
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