Zeedijk, Amsterdam

Zeedijk, Amsterdam

The Zeedijk is one place that is beaming with fun and activity. Not only is its present lively, the Zeedijk has a dynamic and vibrant past as well. A perfect, in fact lethal combination of history, glamour, fun and entertainment, the Zeedijk is all wrapped in one.

The Chinese neighborhood of any city invariably makes it to the list of attraction of a city and Amsterdam is no exception. The Zeedijk, roughly translated- the ‘sea dikes’ is in the heart of the China town in Amsterdam. As with many mini Chinas in other cities, there are loads of fun stuff to explore in and around the neighborhood, whether it be related to sight, sound, smell or taste.

Sieve through numerous arrays of tokos, small Chinese stores, restaurants and herbal shops. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the only remaining wooden houses in Amsterdam, located exclusively in Zeedijk. Also worth seeing are some vintage structures that now house some of the most famous pubs and bars, a Buddhist temple and some high street fashion stores. The Zeedijk has long served Amsterdam as one of the most significant harbors, from disembarking voyage ships in the 15th and 16th century to drug vessels and traffic in the 20th century. Zeedijk also marks the boundary of the Red Light District of the city.

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Sight Name: Zeedijk
Sight Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark

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Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles

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