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De Waag

Nieuwmarkt, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 557 9898
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Nieuwmarkt, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 557 9898
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Eating dinner in a 15th Century Gate House isn't something we get to do ever at home so we had to go. The building was extraordinary. My expectations for the food were marginal but that was completely off base. The food was absolutely delicious. They...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Good food, wonderful location, but the service could be better, they were quite slow. You have to look inside: beautiful!

Thank HenrikKrijnen
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had to wait for such a long queue but it was worth it. The service is a bit slow but still, the food was super tasty!

Thank Ikra Gizem Y
Reviewed 7 August 2017

De Waag is not a castle. From 1488 this building was one of city gates, "Sint Antoniepoort" (Sint Antoniegate). In one of the towers there is the oldest gable stone of Amsterdam. In 1617 this building became a weighingstation. It was also a shelter of...More

Thank Solodam J
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This little castle was a great place to stop for a coffee, although service was a bit slow. Also in the square there was a vinyl records market and it is surrounded by many other eateries.

Thank lou1232013
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Lovely place to hang out and the most beauty is at the night. I personally enjoyed the visit here and would recommend a night visit.

Thank KhatriRocks
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We were there for a dinner, we had to wait almost two hours for our food, which was presented in a nice way but was a small amount and tasted just ok. Definitely not worth the money. At least the staff was very kind and...More

Thank G2521NGmarcop
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Nice food although the menu was a little scaled down when we were there. The place is not large and the service staffs accommodated with an outdoor seat setting our group of 7 in a cost and properly set up area. The location is great...More

Thank tanchinhui
Reviewed 18 June 2017

De Waag is a lovely old building that now houses a nice simple restaurant.....we went there a few times for drinks and snacks.....it nice and easy going.....we made new friends on 2 occasions......the service is good.......also around the building a fleamarket sets up over the...More

Thank Mathew M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

This building wasn't a castle but it looks like a mini fairytale castle and is located in the middle of a square. It is so amazing when you come across it, certainly unexpected. Surrounding the square are many restaurants, cafes, bars that are lively and...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
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
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