Restaurant Cafe in De Waag

Restaurant Cafe In De Waag is located at  Nieuwmarkt Square in the Oude Zijde (which means old side) district of Amsterdam.

The mini castle lookalike was originally a gate for a  medieval village. The gate was built between 1425 and 1488, today it is a bustling cafe open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, high tea, drinks and tea and coffee refreshments. The building is referred to as the Waag.

Wireless internet is available and you can sit under the large chandeliers that provide light in the way of 300 candles.

Order a Belgian waffle with warmed cherries and whipped cream (4.75 euro) or perhaps some frozen dutch ice cream (7.50 euro for 3 scoops).

High tea is served from 15:00 to 16:30 and bookings are highly recommended if you plan to attend. Mr Jones Tea is served with a number of sweets, sandwiches and quiches.


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The cafe also run Gin Tasting Sessions that run for 1 hour and during this hour you learn about the English gin and the Dutch gin, of course you sample a number of different varieties. For more details visit this link.



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Exploring Oude Zijde 

Oude Zijde has Amsterdam’s oldest church called Oude Kerk and is also where the red light district thrives. The Hash Marijuana Hemp Museum is located on Oudezijds Achterburgwal.

In’t Aepjen is a bar in an old wooden house (1551) that was once accommodation for weary sailors and they used to exchange monkeys instead of cash, makes you wonder if society is worse now than then?


More Information

Open 7 days a week
09:00 to late
Lunch kitchen opens 07:00 to 16:00
Dinner kitchen opens at 17:00
Cash and Visa and Mastercard accepted

Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam
T: 020-4227772

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