Amsterdam-Shopping TC Portal
At the time Amsterdam was named Aemstelledam – after the river Amstel. Later became a part of a system of dikes that protected the city against the rise of water tides of the “het IJ” and the “IJselmeer” [IJsel lake] then called “Zuiderzee” - a shallow inlet of the Northsea through which ships reached the port of Amsterdam.
Nowadays this interesting street is part of Amsterdam’s Chinese district - bordering the Red Light District - note that the street signs in this area are in both Dutch and Chinese.
Nearby “de Waag markt” one of the smaller markets at “Nieuwmarktplein” [Nieuwmarkt square] in the heart of Amsterdam Chinese quarter and “ de Wallen” red light district has a daily market since the historic background of the Weighing house one of the oldest non-religious buildings of Amsterdam therefore an interesting spot to visit and browse the stalls or buy Asian food/vegetables at one of the many Asian shops making “De Zeedijk” made this old part of the city very entertaining and great fun to take a guest along.
During the 1970s and early eighties the neighborhood had a bit of a reputation as a result of illegal street trade in drugs - desperate junkies - pickpockets - juvenile crime - street thieves turning “De Dijk” [The Dyke] into a NO GO zone. During that time locals moved away from “de Zeedijk” while many bars and other shops closed
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This street also features one of the two remaining wooden houses dating back to 1550 and many authentic buildings as well as original and restored gables. Furthermore you will find many bars and pubs and a couple of the best Chinese restaurants in town like Nam-KEE and New King.
The Zeedijk Temple - you would not think finding the largest Buddhist temple in Europe in Amsterdam. It is a striking Fo Guang Shan He Hua Temple Temple constructed in Chinese palace style - designed by Fred Greven architect- opened in 2000 by Queen Beatrix.
After 1985 the ‘clean-up’ started and this street again became a popular street. Its many shops, boutiques, Chinese shops and restaurants make it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
Nowadays it has undergone a metamorphosis this district is significantly cleaned up and the entire Red Light District as well and people visiting this old interesting district can do so and enjoy it with piece of mind.
Keep track of live performance shows in the city. A great number of live performances varying from classical music-jazz-blues-rock pop concerts-entertainment-puppet and erotic shows are on in Amsterdam. Up-to-date list of music dancing halls cafes and places here
Amsterdam Calendar - 2013 will be a very special year in celebration of several events lots of things to do in the city from art exhibitions to a variety of concerts- processions and international sporting events so it will be a great year for Amsterdam shopping too.
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