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De Waag

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Nieuwmarkt, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

afternoon stop off after shopping to recharge. Great space on Nieuewmarkt which was a part of the old city walls. Very attentive staff. Great architecture. You feel you are in an historic place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank david n
Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked the way that the place looked and decided to give it a try. Apparently De Waag is one of the oldest non-religious buildings in Amsterdam (15th century) and used to be a part of the wall around Amsterdam. Although it was pretty crowded...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank IonutTrufin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great real estate for a café, and nice background for photos. This baby castle is just another remnant of the old city walls, actually the wag was a city gate. It's said to be the eldest building remaining that is not of religious background. It's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Corrine R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I first visited here about 10 years ago with 3 of my Lovely, Lovely friends, it was winter, wet and cold! We had a brilliant afternoon in the cafe and the staff and food were excellent- a very happy memory which had stayed with me....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MissHappyPants
Reviewed October 24, 2018

My partner and I agreed to have a late breakfast at the In De Waag after we saw how stunning the castle restaurant looked the night we arrived. We arrived midday around 12:30 and many tables were available, so we chose one and sat. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ElenaDrivala
Reviewed September 17, 2018

de Waag is part of Amsterdam's history, Part of the old city walls. With its distinct architecture, you can not miss it. Located in the center of Nieuwmarkt District, a wonderful place to meet friends, have a casual beer, wine , coffee, cocoa, lunch or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anne-Marie R
Reviewed August 20, 2018

It amazes me the amount of people who visit here and just refer to this place as a cafe or restaurant, without having any knowledge of the history of this building. Quite interesting architecture and design. Take your time to walk around and view from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Randall K
Reviewed August 17, 2018

The terrace is very nice, also inside quite interesting. The coffee is very good. My Brie sandwich was expensive and could be beter. It was tasteful but they could have done a bit more, for instance warm the ciabatta and the roast the nuts. Because...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank biesjeb62
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We stopped at this place not knowing what it was at first. I thought perhaps it was a church and sort of looked like a castle. We went around and found out it was a restaurant! We weren’t hungry or thirsty but just wanted to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This town centre Cafe/ Restaurant is in an old tower. The staff were very friendly and the food promptly served and tasty. Waitress offered to supply separate bills for our party of 8 which was a nice thing to do. I would visit again

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AndyW5961
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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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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
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