Lonely Planet published, in the travel tips and articles category, some of the World’s best Chinatowns. The Netherlands most famous Chinatown is located in the former Red Light District of the capital city, Amsterdam. For decades, it has been a prominent tourist attraction in Amsterdam. Listed in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel: Top Ten Cities.
Come visit and have a glance at what the City offers in terms of promising upcoming cultural events and more. Click this link, “I Amsterdam” and toggle the language button in the right top corner. Scroll through or click directly on the main top bar for What’s On or See and Do information.
Important events to watch:
Individuals and their historic homes reveal more about a culture’s history. This theme will be essential to the World Interiors Event 2013. The exhibition is titled “Past, Present, andFuture of Interiors.”
Next visit is Den Haag and Chinatown in The Hague Take a peek at this album on the Chinatown Den Haag website. It has followed the example of Chinatown, London, with a Chinese Gate. A significant entrance to Chinatown connects directly with The Hague City Centre shopping area and historical sights for leisurely strolls. Throughout the week and on weekends, there are a variety of events to watch and participate in. Aside from various well-known sites, landmarks, and tours. I recommend signing up for the guided tour at the Dutch Parliament building known as Binnenhof. This is where the Dutch Prime Minister resides in the turret at the corner of the Hofvijver. For a concise overview of sightseeing highlights, read the information on the holland-hotel link.
Katendrecht was the first Chinatown in the famed port of Rotterdam. Residents preferred to call it as de Kaap. Erika Blikman and Yuen Han Lam collaborated on a project to honour the 100-year presence of Chinese in Dutch society. Their aim was to launch ‘China op de Kaap’ with a young group of enthusiastic designers, artists, and cultural specialists. The website is only in Dutch, yet it depicts an active programme clearly. The project received overwhelming enthusiasm and support. The Kaap today, reflects an eclectic blend of arts and traditions from the Chinese community. Established by the neighborhood’s early immigrants.
De Westkruiskade is located in Rotterdam’s city centre and conveniently near Central Station. Due to the neglect of city planning in the past, Katendrecht saw most of its proprietors move out. Due to the loss of business customers and visitors. New entrepreneurs started their businesses closer to the city with a new Chinatown named Kruiskade. However, it is elusive that next to Chinese, this neighbourhood also includes Dutch, Antillian, Surinamese, and African residents. With many Oriental shops, restaurants, and supermarkets catering to multi-cultural shoppers and attracting visitors on City day trips.
Enjoy great Chinese and other Asian cuisines in Chinatowns in Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam. Discover these Cities and have a great time with their offerings!
Note: Featured image source: Chinatown Den Haag, copyright: ©Arnhem.nl