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In de Waag

4 Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
31-20-422-7772
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Ranked #109 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Historic Sites, Bar/ Clubs, Architectural Buildings
Activities: Nightlife
Description: This café is located in Nieuwmarkt or the Old Centre, and is housed in a weigh-house from the middle ages.
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had a dinner with Mediterranean customers. We had a good meal, good tenderloin (rare & hot) and some nice desserts. Personally, it was a good pick. What de Waag has on is menu-list is of excellent quality, but the list is short. If you like a good piece of meat, it's not a problem, but since we were with Mediterraneans,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

All three of us enjoyed our dinners very much. Two of us has the tenderloin and one had the cod. The fish is all sustainable. And the steak can be done gluten free- even the bernaise sauce! I had merengue for dessert (gluten-free but a little tough), while my daughter had the white chocolate mousse. Nice ambiance with candles and... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I have dined here several times, alone and with a party. Always fabulous food, excellent staff, great wine, terrific atmosphere. The place is lit by candles, and has a wonderful original medieval feel. I love it, head for it whenever I am in town. It is just on the edge of red light district, but nothing seedy is seen outside.... More

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Sofia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Situated next to the Red Light District it is a place where you can enjoy good cuisine in a nice atmosphere. It was really interesting fact for me that all the light in the restaurant is coming from real candles. Cuisine is nice, we had a 3 course menu including delicious food and dessert.

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Budapest, Hungary
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Visited with business partners from all Europe. The steak was medium rare instead of medium as I asked and a bit tough. The pumpkin soup was OK but too spicy for the ladies. (And it was not told before the soup was served)

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Cambridge, UK
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167 reviews 167 reviews
34 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

OK, it might be terrific for other occasions too, but late lunch is what we had. Wonderful ambiance, attentive staff, reasonable beers and snacks. We liked it inside, since it's such a special building. The "change of candles" procedure is rather impressive - a huge wheel is lowered on a chain for this. At 4pm on Sunday a very good... More

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We met outside De Waag at the start of our Exposure Photo Tours, with Genevieve Pring, our tourguide. We ended up in the area a couple of days later and decided to check out the lunch options, since we had seen earlier that they had a couple of vegetarian options in their menu. Once inside the server seemed a bit... More

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Lviv
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Restaurant located in the nice historical building on Nieuwmarkt. I like this place because they have Jopen Bokbier and bitterballen. So, overall it is just another place to drink a glass of beer, but it is ok.

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Almere, The Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Had a wonderfull evening with friends. Always nice to walk in this area. To think that witches were weight here?

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

We had a very lovely dinner here but the prices were high for the portions. Beef Tenderloin was cooked to perfection and the sauces served with it were mouth watering.

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