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De Waag

Nieuwmarkt, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
31 20 557 9898
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Ranked #127 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Grafenwohr, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
41 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
93 helpful votes 93 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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214 helpful votes 214 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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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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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

De Waag is a building on New Market Square that was used to weigh things. It was built in the 15th century and was part of the city walls. The gate was St. Anthony's Gate. Today the ground floor has a restaurant.

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Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Used to be one of the entrance gates in the wall of Amsterdam up to 15th Century. Turned into the building where official marking of the weights was done in 17th. Century (in the Munt, another former gate, the minting was done) and witches were also weighted there to prove their guilt. Now it is a restaurant. Average quality food,... More

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