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Zeedijk

Oudezijds Kolk (near Centraal Station) to Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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As featured in Amsterdam on a budget
Ranked #52 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Walking Areas
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The best selection of cheap eateries in Amsterdam is to be found on Zeedijk.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Zeedijk, was on our route during a city tour. This is a great area for cheap lunch / dinner and to explore the Chinese culture in Amsterdam.

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Sluis, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This area is a 10min walk from central station with plenty of options to find a good restaurants. The Zeedijk street takes you towards the busy Chinatown area and eventually the more relaxed Nieuwmarkt square. Plenty of Asian restaurants to choose from and at Nieuwemarkt plenty cafés and terraces. A good place to unwind from the more touristy areas.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We rented a self-catering flat on the canal at the Central Station end. This location put much of Amsterdam in easy walking distance, easy both in time and in navigation. There were plenty of beaneries nearby, including not one but two Argentinian steak houses, which one might not expect in Chinatown. We shopped at nearby Nieuw Markt. On our first... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Walking on the streets of Chinatown gives you immense pleasure of enjoying your vacation. This street is the liveliest street in Amsterdam. This street is fully equipped with bars, lounges and restaurants. It is the fine example of Dutch architecture. Name of the street and architecture of the buildings, perfectly complimenting with each other. In day time, this amazing street... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

As Amsterdam's very own Chinatown, this is one of my favourite streets in Amsterdam, if not my most favourite. It's colourful, very central, full of life. It has a nice variety of restaurants (mainly Asian, obviously) and shops (also very Asian). But not only Asian! There are Portuguese and Italian restaurants, gay bars, tattoos and trendy sneaker shops, etc... It... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Zeedijk is full of cheap places to eat, mainly focused around Chinese cuisine but many of the restaurants cater to other Asian cuisines in the form of fusion dishes. There are also some more western style steakhouses in the area. I recommend looking at reviews before entering, as the quality of the restaurants varies wildly. There is also a Chinese... More

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We have eaten in restaurants here for many years and you really can't go wrong choosing one for a meal, even if Chinese characters seem a bit out of place here in Amsterdam. And if you do like Asian food, I dare you to take a walk here and not be hungry within a few minutes.

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Had dinner one at Wing Kee Restaurant as Nam Kee was full. Noticed that there were a few LGBT friendly clubs/ pubs around this area and very near Red-Light-District. Walkable from Centraal Station if you do not wish to take public transport. Love the atmosphere, especially evening and night!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is Amsterdam small Chinatown. A narrow long street that in the northern part of it is actually China town. It has many Chinese food places and even a cheese temple

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Purmerend
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

After many years of renovations the Zeedijk has been restored to its former glory. You will find many excellent fusion restaurants and some interesting Chinese shops here.

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