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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
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Old weighing house

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2016
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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".

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
Guwahati, India
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3 of 5 stars 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.

Thank ManasBora
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4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank JnVSydney
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Ilya V
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Matyas L
Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

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

Thank zuv
Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

First impressions are how beautiful the building and layout is. The evening for myself was purely around a business trip but I did manage to soak in the nice relaxed atmosphere and tried the 8% dark beer in my photo which took me all meal to finish. The food was a set menu so I went with steak and it... More 

Thank Jediash
Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We passed by this building on Free Walking Tour Amsterdam with Marius and he was able to tell us the history. Although it is now a restaurant it was a weight house.

Thank Taxidevil
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

If you want to experience Dutch rudeness in its most pure form, look no further. We reserved a place for 13 for our MBA class reunion. On the day 2 cancelled due to death in the family. Another did not show up. We informed the restaurant and they separated the table. The spare place was quickly filled with other diners.... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Already written a review of the Waag , as it also appears under Cafe in the Waag which covers the restaurant. This was my favourite image, memory of Amsterdam. Walked passed in the afternoon, December 2015 and was impressed. Going back in the evening when it was floodlit, really made the building stand out in all its glory. Obviously aided... More 

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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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