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Dwaze Zaken

#213 of 2,841 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Red Light District (De Wallen)
French, Dutch, Cafe, European
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Prins Hendrikkade 50, 1012 AC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 612 4175
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Richmond, Canada
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100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This little restaurant faces out on to the square/harbour across from Amsterdam Central Station, the city's main train station. Very convenient if you are just arriving or leaving the city this way. We found it our second day in the city. Also one of the main places to catch canal boat cruises is across the street. The restaurant is interesting... More 

Thank Lisa T
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely location just off the main streets, by centraal station. We had some open burgers before heading off. Quick, polite service. Will remember them for the next visit!

Thank Jon G
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived in A'dam early one morning and went to get pancakes in Dwaze Zaken. Despite there being a multitude of free tables and empty spaces, we were told that they couldn't serve us or many others breakfast as they were too full! ? Many I suggest having less tables in your pancake house so that you can provide for those... More 

Thank Katharine A
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for a coffee as it is close to the station and wished we'd found it earlier! The decor is fabulous and the staff really helpful and friendly. The wifi worked immediately unlike some other places. Great food selection although we only had coffee.

Thank tregster
Hamilton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We decided to head out for breakfast to soak up as much of Amsterdam on our very limited time in the city. We stumbled across Dwaze zaken as my son was determined to have pancakes and we were attracted by the large pancake sign next door to it. Upon arriving we were attracted by the look of Dwaze zaken and... More 

Thank Stuart A
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The food is very good,worn tipical sandwiches are low cost and absolutly well done! We will certainly came back,maybe for the dinner

Thank Barry_Thehowk
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Decent menu, good beer list and great service. Grilled steak was excellent. Don't miss the daily specials. Recommended.

Thank Ranesh V
Borlange, Sweden
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Nice sidewalk cafe outside and a delightful interior. I found the roomy, airy, pleasant atmosphere to be uplifting. There is one table about five yards long, an excellent space to write, or read. Steak, chicken and fish are available on Breakfast, Dinner and Lunch menus. Every kind of snack is available, beer wine and smoothies. I had breakfast there -... More 

Thank brucelouisdodson
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

One of the nicest places to eat in Amsterdam, loads of fabulous healthy choices with plenty of vegetarian options. Cute quaint little cafe and amazing teas! (Reccomend the mint) friendly staff and happy atmosphere.

Thank Katie W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Sat outside on a balmy evening for a solo dinner which I throughly enjoyed! Service was really good and I had the offer dish of the day, which was good value! A lovely place just opposite Centraal Station

Thank loobeloo

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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
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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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