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
Guide(s) containing this sight: Old Side Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Creating your own self-guided walk in Amsterdam is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Old Center Museums Walk

Old Center Museums Walk

Amsterdam is home to more than 50 museums and galleries reflecting the city's cultural diversity and appealing to a wide range of visitors. This self-guided tour is the perfect opportunity to visit some of the most attractive museums located in Amsterdam's Old Center, such as the Maritime Museum and the NEMO science center.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Old Side Walking Tour

Old Side Walking Tour

Amsterdam's Old Side or Oude Zijde in Dutch is a neighborhood of true contrast. On one side we have centuries old medieval buildings, churches and landmarks, and on the other hand we have the Red Light District, which is not in fact a district, but an area within the Oude Zijde of Amsterdam.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Jordaan Walking Tour

Jordaan Walking Tour

The Jordaan is a district of the city of Amsterdam. It was originally a working class neighborhood, but in recent years it has become quite upscale and home to many museums and art galleries, particularly those focused on modern art. The district is also dotted with specialty shops, markets and restaurants. This tour is a perfect opportunity to see the main attractions of the district of Jordaan.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Churches Walking Tour

Churches Walking Tour

Amsterdam's numerous churches are an unique example of architectural diversity. Whether you are a keen church goer or simply interested in the architectural and historic aspects, Amsterdam will not disappoint. Take this tour to visit the most important religious sites in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Amsterdam is the capital and the largest city of the Netherlands. It is famous for its unusual life rhythm manifested in the air of cannabis, coffee shops, the Red Light District and many other elements that keep drawing in people from the whole world all year round. Here are some suggestions on the top-rated tourist attractions of this extraordinary city.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Old Center Gay Nightlife

Old Center Gay Nightlife

Amsterdam is second to none when it comes to tolerance and respect for individual uniqueness. This intimate city is an iconic gay destination and offers a wide range of gay bars and clubs. Follow this tour to visit some of the best rated gay venues in Amsterdam's Old Center.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km

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