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De Waaghals

#949 of 3,144 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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29 Frans Halsstraat, 1072 BK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 679 9609
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sisters and I chose this restaurant for our special night out. We had all been here before and had good experiences. However, this visit was a disappointment. Granted, the food is good (we ordered 2-3 course meals plus prosecco and a bottle of wine), but - without exaggerating - service was terrible. After seating it took the waiters 15... More 

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Germany
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The renovation is nice and the food is still great!! We will be back again. Service is typical Dutch laid back, but they're attentive as needed.

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Thank KingandQueenofGuac
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 20, 2017

As regular, but infrequent visitors (we live in Den Haag) my wife and I have been enjoying De Waaghals for 5+ years. The food, service and ambience are always great, but last year's Christmas menu was superb. Long may it continue - it's a national treasure!

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Thank Dominic M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed December 20, 2016

This is a vegetarian restaurant that I have visited before. Excellent meal with leisurely but friendly service, good and varied beers and wines and a cat! There are few frills but who needs them? What's not to like?

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Newport-on-Tay
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Although we understood 95% of the menu in Dutch we struggled with a couple of items and the waiter quickly brought us the menu in English. The food was creative, different (in a good sense) and delicious. Definitely has an Asian influence in the cooking and it is not a veg and two veg sort of place. Good sized portions... More 

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Thank Art M
Willemstad, Curacao
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146 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

This is as far as I know the first real vegetarian restaurant in Amsterdam. We have been here numerous times and they remain serving the same wonderful meals. It was a pleasure going back there, the service was kind and quick and the atmosphere pleasant. We like to congratulate them for staying in business for such a long time.

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Grimbergen
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2016

busy place with a long history, very good meal, well presented, charming waiter nice tasteful arty decoration place to be

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Thank fvs1308
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

I am not an ideological vegetarian, but I also do not share the ideology that a good meal must include meat or fish. The good news about this restaurant is that the menu lacks the "veggie sausage" and "soy schnitzel" type of items. Rather, it lists a number of straight vegetarian dishes, some of them even vegan. The bad news... More 

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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2016

My sister and I found this place after wandering around Amsterdam for hours, looking for somewhere to eat. By the time we sat down (after the chef grudgingly let us inside - even at 8:30pm) we were ravenous, but a little shocked at the steep prices. We both ordered the Thai green curry (at 13 euros a head, the cheapest... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Myself and 5 friends visited the restaurant. Our experience was a real mixed bag. Two of us ordered the Thai green curry, myself included. Mine, unfortunately was the worst Thai green curry ive ever had, and I have it a lot! The sauce tasted like it had been watered down and the tofu was incredibly salty which made the whole... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $12
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Frans Halsstraat, 1072 BK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighborhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: +31 20 679 9609
Description
De WAAGHALS (= The Dare-devil) is an attractive vegetarian restaurant. The atmosphere is informal, but the food is refined and creative. Organic ingredients are used as much as possible. Each month a dish focuses on a different country. Our menu changes twice a month. There is a large selection of drinks available, from various sorts of tea and fruit juices to different kinds of beer (including locally brewed ones) and organic wines. The interior is very comfortable and on nice summer evenings you can dine outside. De WAAGHALS is very popular with a growing number of non-vegetarians. It is advisable to book in advance

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners and a good number of them are students. Here you'll find a multitude of ethnic restaurants, great cafes and bars, and a brilliant array of locally owned shops, all catering to a broad range of budgets and tastes.
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