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De Waag

Dutch, European, Cafe
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Roode Steen 8, 1621 CV, Hoorn, The Netherlands
0229-215195
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 1:00 am
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located centrally. Had lunch on their terrace; steak sandwich and a chicken curry breadroll. Both turned out to be mediocre and bland. No pepper & salt provided. Especially the curry could use quite a bit more spices. Portions small, given the prices. Worst though is the service, everything takes a long time.. After finally being able to order, it took... More 

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Thank TE77
Fairfax, Virginia
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310 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We stopped in this eatery while visiting this town on our recent Viking cruise after we completed our walking tour and enjoyed a light meal prior to going back to our ship

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Thank John P
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Seeing that the going rate for a cup of coffee these days is anything upwards of €2, a buffet breakfast including coffee for €2.50 seems too good to be true. Being slightly jaded and world wary I expected some kind of catch, and checked with the waitress, imagining that I had heard incorrectly. It's not some cheap canteen hidden away... More 

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Thank roboskar
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

We come here a lot for lunch or whine. The building itself is very old and the outside is located at the old center of Hoorn. If there is sun, you're sure De Waag has it all day!

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Thank Sjakie S
the netherlands
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Beside having "the Waag" in Hoorn, it's a 650 year old town..with a fantastic harbour. In the VOC days, ships sailed from here, to and from " the new world" loaded with spices, and ortiental things from the far east.. .....Lots of very old houses tc. It's just a beautiful old town.......look up the streets and actractions on Google maps......just... More 

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Thank DinaV
Victoria
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210 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Rode our bikes into Hoorn and stopped here for a couple of drinks. Lovely square to watch the passing parade of people. Beautiful old buildings and a great museum opposite. Friendly service. Have eaten here a couple of years ago, just a drink this time

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Thank ZipEchucaAUS
Singapore
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286 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have been coming to De Waag for more than twenty years but find that standards have definitely dropped in recent years. We had dinner here recently and the menu is disappointing to say the least. In fact the menu is rather interchangeable with those of many nearby touristy restaurants: meal salads, chicken sate dishes, steak with frites etc. I... More 

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Thank mbaas
Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

You couldnt miss the huge cheese scales here (hard to imagine needing them but they did), but there are other points you may not see, look hard and ask the staff to point the special architecture out to you. We just had coffee which was done well.

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Thank Alisdairsleeps
Hervey Bay, Australia
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208 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Grab a coffee or a beer and enjoy the views good prompt service worth the visit it can be hard to find a set on a busy day

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Thank Stephen B
Hervey Bay, Australia
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208 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great location in the middle of town and perfekt for a break. Take a seat in the sun and soak up the history

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Dutch, European, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Roode Steen 8, 1621 CV, Hoorn, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Hoorn
  • Phone Number: 0229-215195

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?