With the construction of the Zeedijk (Sea Dike) at the end of the 13th century, an end finally came to the floods that had ravaged Amsterdam many times in its history. Due to this protection Amsterdam became a metropolis. The Zeedijk is still visible, 700 years after its construction and is famous for its authentic buildings, original and restored gables and is also part of Chinatown. There are countless specialty shops, tasting rooms, lunchrooms and restaurants. Also, the Buddhist temple is located here. It is always very lively at the Zeedijk!
You can find a walking route in our free city map which will lead you to the most interesting and beautiful sights on this entertaining city walk in the old town of Amsterdam.