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Dwaze Zaken

#178 of 3,095 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
09:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great little place for a quick bite after exiting central station. Gorgeously decorated with efficient, friendly staff and quality food. (P.S. the best decorated men's toilet in Europe)

Thank Phil E
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice breakfast and brunch place a few minutes from central station. Offers healthy alternatives, and a proper coffee! Good prices. Nice staff

Thank RavenDalab
Dover, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having just got off the plane and finding ourselves eventually at Central station we stumbled across this place for food. We had a Sandwich lunch - but the sandwiches were delicious and all had a twist to them to make them extra special. The decor of the cafe is bright and colourful and there was a real buzz to the... More 

Thank Ladylovesabreak
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here on the off chance as we we're passing. The food was very tasty and a change on the norm that left us satisfied for lunch.

Thank Darren119
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place by total accident after a disappointing attempt to visit Omlegg...so glad that experience happened (I have written a review on them and the incident too) Anywaaay.....Came here and we're served by two wonderful ladies who couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome and cater to our particular (some may call fussy!) needs Drinks arrived quickly... More 

Thank jomabaala
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here on our first day . The food is really good! Fast and friendly service. We returned the next morning hungry but chef had overslept apparently 😬 and we went elsewhere.However , we will surely return ! Great value for money and excellent "uitsmijters"👍👍👍

Thank tosellisw5
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had the Omelette and English breakfast for brunch : the English breakfast was a bit disappointing (but good) and the Omelette on bread (picture) delicious ! The capuccino was really tasty and the orange juice was home made! I recommend it! Nice staff and deco!

Thank Melanie T
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great service, lovely food and fab atmosphere! A must when visiting Amsterdam. Dutch sausage sandwich - yum yum.

Thank 12Pickers
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Popped in here for a drink and was very pleasantly surprised at the decor which I really liked. The tile work is well-done and the very large open windows make this a great use of space. The only serving person was very friendly and helpful. The menu looked pretty good with interesting choices. Will have to eat here next time... More 

Thank david n
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A friend of mine suggested we eat at the Dwaze Zaken. Always nice to try something new so off we went. A lovely place situated close to Amsterdam Central Station. Nice atmosphere, excellent service, well balanced menu with a nice variety of meals for meat and fish lovers as well as vegetarians. It was difficult deciding on what to have,... More 

Thank Engelpa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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)
  • Neighbourhood: 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)

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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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