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De Waag

Nieuwmarkt, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
31 20 557 9898
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Ranked #131 of 303 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Walked all over looking for somewhere that served mussels, eventually stumbled upon this place. Lovely old building, large outdoor seating area, good staff and excellent food. Mussels (about ½kilo) were cooked perfectly, served with a large side salad and frites. All for €22.50. Not bad, considering the area. Beer is good too, but at €5.50 for a large one, it's... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Worth a look. The history of this building is extensive. An imposing structure near Central Station with many photo opportunities. You can sit outside at a restaurant and watch the passers by. Good value whey you are strolling around looking at the sights.

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Grafenwohr, Germany
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48 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is the old weigh station that was used to weigh goods being brought in and out on ships from Amsterdam. There is a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner at this location. The outside currently looks like they are doing some restoration. It is really close the red light district and close to Dam Square.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I've been by this place many times but never actually went in until a few years ago when I noticed it actually was a restaurant. We made reservations (I highly suggest it) and went back for a late night meal. It was outstanding - a bit on the fancy side for my husband, but we've been back twice since. I've... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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204 reviews 204 reviews
131 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

I walked from the Central Station to the Zeedijk and then to the Nieuwmarkt where the Waag is located. It's a wonderful building but when I arrived, unfortunately it was in scaffolds. Nonetheless I could take some nice pictures and enjoyed the area around the Waag.

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Perth, Australia
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226 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Provides a nice photo opportunity if you are passing by, however I wouldn't suggest you go out of your way to find it. We did not eat at the restaurant inside.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

we passed it one day and went back next day for lunch because looked lovely unfortunaty staff were not at all helpful and we walked out after two tables who arrived after us were served and still no one came to our table , soooo diapointed

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Bodegraven, The Netherlands
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Very good location + historical grounds. Good place for just a drink or lunch or dinner. Coffee + applepie is famous. Good selection for drinks as well. Nice outside terrace in the summer. Ideal spot for watching the world go bye. A bit on the high side pricewise but that's because of the location, obviously.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful old building with cafe and restaurant inside. This is one of my favorites in Amsterdam. Great ambience and good food. The restaurant is a bit pricey but the cafe makes excellent coffeeaand a delicious apple pie. Great atmosphere.

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

I didn't go into De Waag but it looked fab from the outside. Looks like an interesting place to go, tho.

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