One of the oldest streets in the city, the Zeedijk (sea dyke) dates from the early 1300s and traces the route of the old sea wall. One of the two wooden-fronted houses still standing can be seen at no 1. In the 1970s and early 80s it was a scary street full of junkies and shops selling strips of silver paper and lemons. The city council has invested millions in the clean-up. Today it is good for Chinese restaurants, and home to Amsterdam's only Buddist temple.