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    The best things to do in Chinatown

    15 april 2021


    Arjen van de Hof is a true local. As the owner of Vondel Hotels and resident of Amsterdam, he knows the city as its best! Every month he collects different tips to make you’re stay in Amsterdam even better! 

    In this tip summary, we’ve made a infuse of the best spots and Chinese restaurants in Amsterdam to get your  coffee, dinner, and everything in between. We have to be creative during the current lockdown.

    Toko Dun Yong | Stormsteeg 9

    This six level stage Toko Dun Yong has the largest assortment of Asian products in Europe. This is a unique thing to do in Amsterdam. As previous told in our blog about the history of Hotel Mai, the history behind the Toko is outstanding. Besides the clogs and sweater you will score in Amsterdam, this could fill your suitcase up to maximum level. Whether you’re looking for dim sum in Amsterdam or a Chinese restaurant in Amsterdam, this is the place to go. 

    Slagerij Vet | Zeedijk 99

    One of the first butchers of Chinatown. Easy to certify that Slagerij Vet is still known as the best butcher in Chinatown. If you’re hungry and looking for a great sandwich to go on walking distance from the hotel, check out Slagerij Vet. Curious what we would choose? Probably ‘Broodje Zeedijk’ This is definitely a sandwich worth trying, and a unique thing to do.

    De Koffieschenkerij | Oudekerksplein 27

    Looking for a great coffee spot? This is definitely one we would suggest. Owners Job and Anne rebuild an old sacristy in to an amazing coffee spot. Whether you’re looking for the most outstanding cappuccino’s or something sweet, they make it with love. When you’re here, do not forget to visit the ‘old church ‘. Daily opened for takeaway between 9.00 and 17.00.

    Nam Kee | Zeedijk 111-113

    Another amazing Chinese take away restaurant in Amsterdam. Restaurants currently closed for visits and dinner? Create you’re own ‘Nam Kee’ in your Asian influenced furniture and eclectic interior room in Hotel Mai Amsterdam

    Don’t forget to order chopsticks to make the Asian adventure complete.

    A-Fusion | Zee Dijk 130

    A-Fusion has a collection of 6 restaurants and offer the best dim sum in Amsterdam. The restaurant is located close to Hotel Mai Amsterdam at the Zeedijk. They have a great complexity of choices variable from Sushi to the most delicious chicken dishes. If you’re in the mood to spice up you’re stay  with some wasabi. Do not hesitate to order A-Fusion during your stay. This won’t disappoint. 

    De Prael | Oudezijds Voorburgwal 30

    Opened in 2002, de Prael is a real precursor in brewing beer. They opened their second location at the Oudezijds Armsteeg. A unique thing to do in Amsterdam is definitely visiting De Prael. The social impact of Brewer De Prael is that they work with people who are distanced from the labor market. Get one, share one. Tip from us; Barley wine. One is enough to sleep for ages…


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