Head to Zeedijk, one of Amsterdam's oldest streets, to get a sense of the city's transformation through the ages. Initially constructed as a protective dam, the site was an affluent promenade until the 17th century and the first street to have permanent lighting installed in 1544. After its wealthy families moved to houses built along the three main canals in the city center, the street became the center of cheap nightlife for visiting sailors. Cleaned up and rejuvenated over the past decades, this strip is now the heart of Amsterdam's Chinatown, filled with popular bars and Asian restaurants. The neighborhood also houses one of Europe's largest Buddhist temples, built in the traditional Chinese style. Plan to visit Zeedijk during your Amsterdam vacation using our convenient Amsterdam trip itinerary app .
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  • After many days of Western food, I decided to come here to eat Chinese food. There is a Cantonese dish that has been in the camp for a long time. The other is Thai food and the other is Vietnamese. Fortunately, the dishes aspect of the dish has not yet begun to have a fire pot or spicy culture. At the corner, there is a temple temple. This is a mini Chinatown.
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  • 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 abou...  more »
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