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Dwaze Zaken

#184 of 2,902 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Prins Hendrikkade 50, 1012 AC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 612 4175
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dwaze Zaken is one of our favourite places. Dutch porridge, pancakes, omelets are delicious. We had dinner of Thai cod and 4 cheese gnocchi which was so tasty and good value. Service can be slow but when on holiday there is no rush. Staff friendly.

Thank Gemma M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I suddenly had a few hours to kill so I popped into this place because I didn't want junk food, pancakes, or chance it with the hotel nearby. I was on a bit if budget that being a Tuesday night so when I first saw the menu I was a little worried - not expensive, but not cheap either with... More 

Thank tonydcomposer
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for breakfast. Reserved at first as the place seemed empty. The decor is cool and the outside seating area very comfy. Perfect on a sunny day. The apple and cinnamon pancake is a must try if you like sweet things. Great cup of coffee to get you going in the morning.

Thank Henryk S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a quaint little building with in and outdoor seating. The atmosphere is wonderful and welcoming. You can seat yourself. Very clean! The staff was wonderful and the prices aren't terrible. If I were to ever come back with friends, this would be the breakfast place of choice!

Thank alwayzup2smthn
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were coming from a tour and we wanted to give try out Dwaze Zaken which is a few minutes from the Central Station. We did enjoy the interior which very beautiful. There was some Christian text on the walls which makes the place unique. The service was welcoming and good. We took 2 dishes: Cheese fondue (with goats cheese... More 

Thank Freddy_on_trips
Redding, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dwaze Zaken has very quality cafe food and is at a central location, being virtually across the street from the Centraal Station. The service was good, though not tops compared to high-end places or restaurants in Amsterdam. The decor is beautiful inside. The venue itself is small, but cozy.

Thank m h
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had some good breakfasts in hotels and cafes in Amsterdam but this was stunning this morning! Superb coffee, real fresh great orange juice and the breakfast itself was top quality and really good value. They open at 0900 and I arrived at 0904 and there was already two ladies enjoying the placement of this place for 'people watching' and... More 

Thank drez999
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate breakfast here two consecutive days ,we enjoyed it so much. Great value for money, all breakfasts come with fresh juice and a choice of tea or coffee. The homemade jam was delicious and the staff lovely and friendly.

Thank Anya F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good breakfast. The price included coffee and juice. Limited selection but well presented and enjoyable breakfast. Very friendly staff.

Thank Bart_simpsonCanada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great spontaneous lunch here. They have a big menu, suitable for breakfast, lunch & dinner. We had the hummus with grilled veg on toast with salad which was delicious. The waitress was very friendly and was working very hard, when we arrived she seemed to be running the place alone! We did have to wait a while to... More 

Thank Hannah M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $26
French, Dutch, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prins Hendrikkade 50, 1012 AC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 612 4175
Dwaze Zaken is a cafe in the centre of Amsterdam. We serve, without exception, great food and tasty drinks for a reasonable price. The artistic and Christian character of our place offer a unique dimension for anyone who wants to explore. Striving to serve excellent meals, we're always on the lookout for new products and better ways to serve our customers. Why not let our menu, art, interior and personnel inspire you and help make your stop at our cafe a unique and unforgettable experience.

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighborhood Profile
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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