Weeping Tower
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Centraal Station • 3 min walk
  • Amsterdam Centraal • 5 min walk
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4.0 of 5 bubbles148 reviews
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Very good
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Average
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geannith
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
This is the best place we ate at during our stay in Amsterdam. The service was excellent as was the food. We ate zucchini soup, traditional fried meatballs and a grilled cheese and turkey sandwich with pesto and rocket. The interior is really beautiful. I really felt the Dutch vibe! Highly recommended!!!
Written February 15, 2020
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Cristiano C
Milan, Italy646 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Friends
If you pass by the Central station and you have 20 minutes to spare and perhaps feel like having a beer in an unusual place, head down to the schreierstoren the weeping tower. In the past was the last building that separated Amsterdam from the sea, where parents, relatives, lovers waiwed the last greeting to the departing sailors that were heading colonies, west indies etc...
You have to imagine standing in front of the cafe' that the street, Central Station, bus lane etc.. all that was not existing, out there was simply sea.. water! Did you start to cry already? Don't be sad the best has yet to come..
So where everyone use to go to cry for departures, you can go and enjoy a beer.. is an amsterdam cafe' so you can enjoy drinks, coffee and some food as well..
Altough here in tripadvisor is classified as a place of interest, in amsterdam someone just knows it as VOC Cafe'.
refer to the website link if you wanna have a preview of the place or see what facilities offers.. if can even be rented for events, is a small places but personally i really like it.
Written February 13, 2012
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Dr. Vorravee
Brooklyn, NY500 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
The Schreierstoren (Tower of Tears) is one of Amsterdam’s oldest
buildings. Unexpected Sights On a Canal Tour – a surviving fragment of
the medieval city wall. Schreierstoren, built as a defence tower in 1481, is
now a café. So just walk pass and not spend long time.

Best regards,

Dr. Vorravee Pattaravongvisut
Man on the Move
Written July 27, 2018
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Greg
Cambridge, UK5,228 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Part of the old fortification structures of medieval Amsterdam, the Weeping Tower is named as such as the seafarer’s wives waving their partners off would cry as they sailed into the distance. We saw this building - one of Amsterdam’s oldest - as part of our canal cruise.
Written June 18, 2019
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FPAdventurer
Miami, FL377 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
This bar makes you feel like you arrived at an old tavern back in the mid 1700’s. The food was ok but the service was great. Don’t expect much from the place but they serve you with a smile. Don’t forget to have the local snacks like bitterballen.
Written January 3, 2019
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lancsrubygem
30 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
The food is terrible. We are both spending our last evening in the city lying in bed trying not to vomit.

He had the burger (cheap, frozen and deep fried with a sad looking bun). I had fries which were crispy, hard and filled with oil.

We've both felt ill soon after leaving.
Written August 21, 2016
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_NF_70
Belgium246 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011
Strange looking building near to central station. Although the bar is very beautiful, go to the back room, here you have a nice view on the canal in the direction of the Waag. I only tasted the soup at lunch so no idea if the other food is any good. The staff is very friendly once you get their attention. Yes we were in the back room but that does not mean you can forget about your customers. And we were not the only ones there. Anyway, if you are in the central station and have some time to kill ... go to the Schreierstoren iso these station bars, coffe is much better and that view ;-)
Written March 13, 2011
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6,137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
it looks like a mini castle but it now a small old bar. a nice place too have a beer and experience an old dutch bar.
Written December 7, 2018
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KiwichickAuckland
Kerikeri, New Zealand519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
We had exited the main Railway Station and had started to walk back to our Hotel, when we spotted a Tower close by, that appeared to be really old.

A closer inspection revealed that there was a bar inside. We entered and were immediately charmed by the very old atmosphere and decor inside. The barmaid told us that the Tower was constructed in 1485 for defence of the City walls, and was the second oldest building in Amsterdam.

There was a good selection of beers available, Dutch and international.

Behind the Tower is an open air terrace where customers can enjoy a drink overlooking a canal, if outside seating is preferred.

The barmaid told us there was a bookshop on the floor above the bar, but we didn't go to it.
Written September 4, 2018
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PaulofSydney
Sydney, Australia125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
It is near the main train station and a good spot to rest our tired feet after a morning of sightseeing.
We went there around 2pm and could get a seat easily, although the outside seats were all taken.
Had some bitten balls, toastie and local beer for light lunch. All tasted good.
Will be back again when we are in Amsterdam in future.
Written May 16, 2018
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