Zeedijk
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The best selection of cheap eateries in Amsterdam is to be found on Zeedijk.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. 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 hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
How to get there
  • Nieuwmarkt • 4 min walk
  • Centraal Station • 4 min walk
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Belle-Noel
Croydon, UK1,905 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Solo
This part of Amsterdam has an abundance of East Asian restaurants with all kinds of budgets catered for.

I think London’s China Town is more impressive but that could be due to the space.
Written 18 July 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,867 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Small but a nice area, this is where to come for cheap eats, with an Asian flavour, Malaysian restaurant Wau, does a good value lunch special.
Written 27 January 2022
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Harrison F. Carter
Auckland, New Zealand12,830 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
There was nothing special or unusual about the area. Wouldn't necessarily even realise it was Chinatown... Not distinct in any way.
Written 9 November 2021
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MeMbro
Bristol, UK863 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
You can't be impressed by Chinatowns in Europe. Most of the times, they are little more than a street where the concentration of Chinese restaurants is higher than the normal. Zeedijk is not different. A very crowded area, packed with tourists and with some nice eating options. There is what seems to be a temple but it was inaccessible when I was there. I can't say this place left a mark in my memory of this Amsterdam trip.
Written 10 April 2020
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James L
Richmond, Canada61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Interesting area. A brief 5 minute walk takes you through and out of Amsterdam's Chinatown. There is a relatively new Buddhist temple, along with a few Chinese restaurants. Didn't sit down to eat at any, but one of them has some buns for sale (can see from the street). Decent enough buns. About the only place in all of Amsterdam where one can get bakery items, which I found novel.
Written 28 August 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Solo
The "Chinatown" area of Amsterdam. There's certainly a large concentration of Chinese restaurants in the are, a Chinese temple and Chinese supermarket. Although the area is quite trendy and cosmopolitan and comprises restaurants, cafes and bars to suit all tastes.
Written 1 August 2019
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PDennis25
Melbourne, Australia83 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Friends
Great place to walk about as you leave Centraal and head towards the red light district, you can find some good bars or get some good and well priced Chinese food (Nam Kee).
Written 21 July 2019
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brian W
Belfast, UK103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019
great place to walk arond and experience amsterdam see the canals the redlight district and chainatown... loads of eating choices from cheap to top end plenty oof bars to sit outside and watch the world go by
Written 21 July 2019
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david n
Manchester, UK4,681 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Zeedijk used to be a rough area but is now home to more trendy bars (including a whisky & beer one !) as well as some independent shops. Starting at the north end (nearest to Central station) are some great old-fashioned jenever bars and partway along there are more Chinese shops / cafes. Ending up at Nieuwmarkt.

Well worth a visit !
Written 29 May 2019
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Norfolk n Good
Norwich, UK1,411 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
Great place to visit some bars, eat some food and generally get lost wandering around. Unlike in the 90's when the area was full of drug dealers, now it is safe and a perfect spot to have a mooch about.
Written 12 March 2019
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