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Address: Oudezijds Kolk (near Centraal Station) to Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Interesting Street with Amsterdam's Chinatown

Once a hub of the opium trade (and one of the most dangerous areas of the city) Zeedjik is a long street encompassing Amsterdam's Chinatown -- shops, restaurants (Chinese and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2016
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Lambertville, New Jersey
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Check out Nam Kee chinese restaurant or the Thai Bird restaurant and diner. Enjoy a stroll to see the parties in the bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Once a hub of the opium trade (and one of the most dangerous areas of the city) Zeedjik is a long street encompassing Amsterdam's Chinatown -- shops, restaurants (Chinese and other Asian restaurants) and bars/pubs. It's quite lively, and fun to walk in the area, which borders the Red Light District. There is a large and quite lovely Buddhist Temple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed very close to Zeedijk area. We enjoyed walking through, filled with people, restaurants, coffee shops(weed shops), cafes, and some shops. Lots of actions day and night. Very close to Red Light District, so see all together. Just wander through the area along canals and over bridges. Lots of good picture places.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I have been living in Amsterdam for years but since I was travelling back hometown with my kids, I showed them the Zeedijk. Its definitely not an area to visit with kids but with a son of 15 and curious, well there we go. Exactly what you expect, lots of sex shops, weed smell everywhere (but hey! Its Amsterdam...), shady... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

As a local I love this street! Eating with friends at Thai snackbar Bird, Vietnamese Little Saigon or Chinese Nam Kee. Tea and coffee at Latei or Wijs en Zonen. Food shopping at all the Chinese tokos, sneakers at Patta and Comme des Garçons Black is also here. The nightlife is amazing too! Lots of bars and a karaoke bar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The Zeedijk is a good spot to go to have drink in a typical Amsterdam pub or enjoy one of the international restaurants. For top cuisine you should not go there..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

The chinese quarter,in fact a street full of chinese shops,restaurants and pubs.But not only...there's a lot of other regular pubs or restaurants.A nightlife center. There's even a chinese temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

This is one street Chinatown in Amsterdam. It's near to red light district and in the city center. Nearest station is central station. Quite a lot of Chinese restaurants there and worth a visit. Just a short walk from the center of shops.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Zeedijk has changed a lot over the years. From an intens red-light district it has become more and more a place for trendsetters, fashion and wine and dine. Still it has some of the old shops, the temple and the chinese grocery. A must visit when in Amsterdam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favourite places for fast cheap good food. Small shops. China temple. Diverse people. Some young designer shops. 0riginal world class latex shop DeMask. I LOVE this street. Even massage..also at nieuwmarkt (end of the street). Beautiful when it snows.

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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