We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

De Waag

Open Now: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Book In Advance
All photos (171)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good55%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“city gate”(3 reviews)
“weigh house”(3 reviews)
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Nieuwmarkt, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 557 9898
Ways to Experience De Waag
from USD 116.50
More Info
from USD 88.30
More Info
from USD 53.00
More Info
Reviews (223)
Filter reviews
75 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews city gate weigh house anatomy lesson of dr inside the building interesting architecture walk around red light district castle guild century tulp shelter beauty illuminated tower sights
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 75 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

de Waag is part of Amsterdam's history, Part of the old city walls. With its distinct architecture, you can not miss it. Located in the center of Nieuwmarkt District, a wonderful place to meet friends, have a casual beer, wine , coffee, cocoa, lunch or...More

Thank Anne-Marie R
Reviewed 20 August 2018

It amazes me the amount of people who visit here and just refer to this place as a cafe or restaurant, without having any knowledge of the history of this building. Quite interesting architecture and design. Take your time to walk around and view from...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The terrace is very nice, also inside quite interesting. The coffee is very good. My Brie sandwich was expensive and could be beter. It was tasteful but they could have done a bit more, for instance warm the ciabatta and the roast the nuts. Because...More

Thank biesjeb62
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We stopped at this place not knowing what it was at first. I thought perhaps it was a church and sort of looked like a castle. We went around and found out it was a restaurant! We weren’t hungry or thirsty but just wanted to...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 1 August 2018

This town centre Cafe/ Restaurant is in an old tower. The staff were very friendly and the food promptly served and tasty. Waitress offered to supply separate bills for our party of 8 which was a nice thing to do. I would visit again

Thank AndyW5961
Reviewed 27 June 2018

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
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 382 nearby hotels
The Monk Amsterdam Apartments
57 reviews
.07 km away
Hotel 83 Amsterdam
323 reviews
.12 km away
Royal Taste Hotel Amsterdam
172 reviews
.12 km away
Hotel Torenzicht
268 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4,550 nearby restaurants
Cafe Piazza
789 reviews
.08 km away
295 reviews
.06 km away
Cafe Stevens
206 reviews
.04 km away
Cafe Bern
224 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,032 nearby attractions
Red Light District
27,029 reviews
.11 km away
299 reviews
.04 km away
Fo Guang Shan
85 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from De Waag staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines