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De Waag

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Address: Nieuwmarkt, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 20 557 9898
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Just chilled on a Sunday afternoon

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon for drinks and snacks. Very busy but staff were friendly and service was fine. Good coffee, wine, beer and sharing platter. Very relaxed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Looked great buzzing thought a great place to stop for dinner. The young man organising tables at computer didn't even say hi ! I'm Busy just a moment , then turned and walked away... Needless to say we left ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon for drinks and snacks. Very busy but staff were friendly and service was fine. Good coffee, wine, beer and sharing platter. Very relaxed atmosphere, Sunday papers available and live jazz in the background (hmmm, nice). Decor is in keeping with the type of building and candlelit. Did not go for dinner but can... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about De Waag

Address: Nieuwmarkt, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 20 557 9898
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.