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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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The best selection of cheap eateries in Amsterdam is to be found on Zeedijk.

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Nice walk

This is a nice place to take a stroll and look at the houses. There are places to eat at if you want. And the architecture is very interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice place to take a stroll and look at the houses. There are places to eat at if you want. And the architecture is very interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Toko means shop in Dutch, so it's a chinese supermarket. Fresh vegetables, rice, condiments, in the basement they have kitchen utensils and porcelain. Clean shop, if you can't find something just ask a staff member. I'm native and i sometimes shop here for chinese/thai cuisine. Well worth checking out on a rainy day

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

A good walking area for tourists with lots of shops. The Chinese touch is evident as this is arguably the Chinatown of Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Once the boundary of the old city, literally facing the sea. Now a tourist walking area. It has lost much of its former "true grit" but still nice to walk to the Nieuwmarkt.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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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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