Asian Shopping Street Zeedijk – Oldest Street in Amsterdam

Asian shopping in Zeedijk a street in the middle of Chinatown on the edge of the red light is visiting Asia in Amsterdam. This street hums with activity and brims with Asian shops. Amsterdam Chinatown is the centre of Asian culture in the city, Chinese supermarkets, shops and restaurants but also souvenir shops and cafés and even a Buddhist Temple, the Fo Guang Shan He Hua Temple. Restaurants featuring Asian food, from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and China, are dotted all over this district. Ambling along Zeedijk gives you the feeling of being in China as street names are both in Dutch and Chinese. If you are a connoisseur of Chinese merchandise and food, your place to be is Zeedijk.

Asian Shopping at Zeedijk

Asian Shopping Street Zeedijk is dotted with shops, supermarkets and naughty shops. This is Asia at your doorstep! Be sure to go to Dun Yong for tasty Asian treats. Soak up a bit of culture in Fo Guang Shan He Hua Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Europe. Drop by for a drink in ‘t Aepjen, a traditional Dutch pub.

Zeedijk 143, Cafe Latei
Café Latei is a happy marriage between a small restaurant and second-hand shop. Have a coffee and scrumptious apple pie, buy the plate is served on or go home with the hat stand next to the entrance door. Everything you see around in Café Latei you is for sale.

Zeedijk 100, Asia Station
Asian Station is the shop to be for Asian fashion, food and gadgets. Shanghai-dress ‘mini me’ for little girls and their mothers, T-shirts in 3D and fluffy tiger or ice bear mittens and hats from Korea.

Zeedijk 83, Toko Dun Yong department store
Spread over six floors, Toko Dun Yong is a slice of Asia. Here you buy everything you might possibly need from the Far East. Products from Indonesia, India, Thailand, Korea and Vietnam: fresh food, tinned food but also bowls, steamers and any cookware to help you prepare an Asian meal. What’s more, Toko Dun Yong offers cooking courses!

Zeedijk 73, BLACK, Comme des Garçons
They eye catcher in BLACK are three life-size, black sculptures of babies. Comme des Garçons specializes in fashion, scent and accessories. The collection of the Black Shop is updated every two months.

Zeedijk 67, Patta
Patta, a specialty shop in footwear and gear was founded by Edson Sabajo and Guillaume, prominent figures in the Dutch Hip-Hop Scene. They travelled far and wide to hunt for sneakers and other footwear. They now stock Addidas, Asics, Nike, Reebok and many other brands. It not just shoes you buy here, their selection of caps and bags is also impressive.

Zeedijk 64, Demask
Hardcore rubber fetishists, fashion for special wardrobes. All articles are handmade. The raw material comes from fair trade rubber plantations in Malaysia. This shop, on the edge of the red Light District, is specialized in rubber and leather corsetry and lingerie, sex toys and gifts.

Zeedijk 58-A, Sakura Tattoo
Sakura Tattoo specialises in tribal styles, especially Maori, old and new school, script-lettering and Hispanic.

Zeedijk 44, Mary Go Wild
If you’re into electronic music, Mary Go Wild is your shop in Amsterdam! Vinyls, books and clothes. The place to be for night owls between sunset and sunrise. Gathering place for ADE, the Amsterdam Dance Event.


Zeedijk is a narrow street in the old centre and close to Amsterdam Centraal Station. This shopping street runs from Prins Hendrikkade to Nieuwmarkt. Tasting House Café in ‘t Aepjen at #1 Zeedijk is housed in a wooden house, the oldest house in Amsterdam. The He Hua Temple at # 108-110 is largest Buddhist temple in Europe and built in traditional Chinese Palace style.


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