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De Waag

Address: Nieuwmarkt, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
Phone Number: 31 20 557 9898
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Ranked #152 of 265 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Dundee, Scotland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
76 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

...what can I say, I was deeply disappointed with the inside as its not a restaurant on the inside which was not what we expected. The outside advertises culture and architectural beauty making you anticipate some masterpiece on the inside but it was a clear disappointment! I do love that the building is still in use but it would be... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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211 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Waag is an old city gate in Amsterdam that is interesting but more just an architectural curiosity if you are walking by. It is really only the exterior that you can see the renovated interior is now a cafe. There are not of course a lot of medieval buildings even in Europe and so this is interesting but it... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We have been to Amsterdam several times and really like the look of this place. We decided to book a table for Sunday night. We arrived 10 minutes late to be told our table had gone ? That's strange the restaurant wasn't full ? A table was quickly found, what was that all about ? Menu was limited but we... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stopped here for a drink one night and you couldn't have asked for a nicer setting. Good spot for a bit of people watching. We loved the atmosphere so much we decided to go back for dinner another night. So turn up, have one look at the menu, turn round and walk away. Very disappointing menu. Not many choices... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
35 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I love the location and building, the interior has been restored well. However, sad to say that the food and the service was very average. There's a choice of about 7 mains, 2 beef, 2 fish, 1 chicken 1 veggie, none of which are very inspiring, and apart from the veggie, all in excess of 20 euro. The dishes were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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325 reviews 325 reviews
172 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It was part of our city tour and there is a lot of history behind this building. The area is also great for a coffee or a nice lunch.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 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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312 reviews 312 reviews
181 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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