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Once a seedy no-go area, now a pleasant street and Chinatown.

The Zeedijk now is a pleasant street for tourists to visit to get a taste of the oldest part of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Impressive chineese influence.

I did not get to stop anywhere in China town, just a brief yet mandatory walk through it to get to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Corrine R
England, United Kingdom
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The best selection of cheap eateries in Amsterdam is to be found on Zeedijk.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Oudezijds Kolk to Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 622 1763
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All reviews nam kee buddhist temple the red light district chinese supermarket brown bars barbizon palace central station lots of shops worth a visit stroll architecture dutch tourists
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Zeedijk now is a pleasant street for tourists to visit to get a taste of the oldest part of Amsterdam. This once used to be the old seafront and was the first location to receive street lighting by candles as early as 1544. In...More

Date of experience: December 2018
5  Thank Hermes_NL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not get to stop anywhere in China town, just a brief yet mandatory walk through it to get to our hotel. I was impressed by the Chinese influence structures and architecture. A prominent display of which area your in, not just a bunch...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Corrine R
Reviewed 12 December 2018

One of the oldest streets of the city, Zeedijk has a rough charm. At one end are chinese restaurants & food stores. At the other (nearer to Central station) are two very old jenever tasting houses. Enjoy !

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank david n
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely coolest vibes cigy around the world with loads of restaurants, cofeeshops and red light district. We had an amazing time. XxxLove Amsterdamxxx

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LegitMami Y
Reviewed 9 October 2018

After doing our obligatory visits to many sites including the Nemo Science Museum nearby we wandered over to the De Wallen district (also known as the Red Light District) which we did not know where we were at the time. We were in this section...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed 12 August 2018

If you want Chinese or Thai food then you might want to come to Zeedijk, where there are a number of restaurants to choose from. In the evenings, as my partner and I stroll along this colourful and bright street, we take in all of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Beebook3
Reviewed 5 August 2018

I recommend you walk the whole minute or so of the street and perhaps visit the temple. However, DO NOT EAT there. It is way too expensive and not good at all. We live in Beijing and my wife was missing her food. She saw...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

If you’re ever browsing where to eat in Chinatown, Amsterdam, DON’T, DO NOT ever eat at Dimsum Court for dim sum. Ew... ew... ew... terrible food, the worst dimsum we’ve ever had😡 Waste of money & they’re expensive! Literally, they’re buying their dimsum at the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jing A
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We were just walking back from a canal ride tour to the train station and walked down this street and realized we must be in Chinatown given the large number of Asian restaurants and the quite pretty and unique temple. You can walk through the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

The street has a small handful of Oriental restaurants, less than 20. You can walk the section in about 2 minutes. Very disappointing.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank giffenk
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Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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5 November 2017|
Response from Snowball23514 | Reviewed this property |
To my understanding, a lot of restaurants would still open at night until 10:30-11:00pm. However, I don't think the restaurants would so early on Sunday morning.