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Nieuwmarkt, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the Nieuwemarkt area, the old weighing station at the entrance to the city, now looks like a castle and houses a cafe restaurant. Picturesque old Amsterdam.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Yes this place is located at the Leidseplein close to Red Light District. Nice to hang out and feels a cup of coffee here. Just walk for hundreds meters you will arrive at Dam Square

Thank Asep H
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Looks like a disney castle!! However it is a convenient place to stop for a drink or a bite to eat as you wander around the city.

Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Grab a beer or wine or ice cream whatever and sit at nearby bar during sunset, and watch this place when they on the lights. It's nice ambiance

Thank pixie-alex
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We found this place on our first day of our trip and we enjoyed basking in the sunshine on their terrace eating the waag breakfast. Fabulous and filling. We returned on our second day for dinner, some had the set monthly menu and some ordered...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

A Hoog late lunch in the old weights and measures building in Amsterdam. I had the mushroom soup and krokkettes with hot mustard, butter and bread. The soup was a tasty, thick pure’ combined with the Krokkettes made a filling session using compatible but different...More

Thank wonderlust_9
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This wonderful old building dating back to the middle ages is now a restaurant.It used be part of the city gates and at one time was a weigh station as well as being the Guild of Surgeon Barbers.

1  Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

De Waag ( Weigh House ) is an absolutely stunning gate house that is located in one of Amsterdams most famous and popular squares namely Nieuwmark. Originally part of the walls of Amsterdam this gate house has been used as a guildhall,fire station,museum and a...More

4  Thank Neil K
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Quiet nice. Did not visit the cafe inside. Only took pictures outside. Not perfectly beautiful or interesting, therefore only 3 points

Thank dazlious
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

2  Thank susan222
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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
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