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De Waag

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Nieuwmarkt, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 20 557 9898
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Medieval Amsterdam on display at Nieuwmarkt

De Waag is a 15th-century building at Nieumarkt. This is one of the oldest standing structures in Amsterdam and is a wonderful opportunity to see a late Medieval architecture... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

De Waag is a 15th-century building at Nieumarkt. This is one of the oldest standing structures in Amsterdam and is a wonderful opportunity to see a late Medieval architecture while sightseeing around the city. Originally built in 1488 as part of the city gate, De Waag became a weighing station in 1617. Over the centuries, it served a variety of... More 

Thank BradJill
Zaragoza, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are deutch beef...for 26 euros the main dish. Really delicious ..a bit expensive but really good. The gave us a bread prepared by them with a delicious butter and some olive oil. The waitress was very kind and friendly. We found a place where to eat ...waiting just 20 min. It could be a bit expensive but the local... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Feel this beautiful De Waag stunning during night rather during daylight. Looks very grand and Majestic from Far. Nice spot for some beautiful pictures.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This is the old weighing house where goods entering the Amsterdam port were weighed for taxing purposes. Now it is a commercial building with a restaurant and dining terrace.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

In Chinatown or if you want to call it the Red Light District, this place has a big terrace. We always have some drinks and snacks in the late afternoon. Perfect hangout for the summer after the "farmer's market".

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Guwahati, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

It is situated at a centre place easily accessible from all side and at a centre place with lots of pub and restaurants around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

During our free walking tour we visited many sites and attraction, this one was quite special to the fact is is the oldest non religious building in Amsterdam. Located in nieuwmarkt, this old weighing house built in the 15th century.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

Beautiful restaurant in the center of Amsterdam with excellent atmosphere. They even have original candles. Food is average. If you would like to go there, than book in advance because they are usually full.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

Charming restaurant in old town. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Meals were of high quality: Staters were tasty duck paté or innovative shrimps with dried meat - both were great choices. Mains Dutch beef and sole. Very good, but not matching starters. Desserts quite good local cheese selection (far above the quality of known brands) or fantastic chocolate... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

An interesting old building,with nice architecture,placed in the middle of Nieuwmarkt.Now it houses a restaurant

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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.
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