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Dwaze Zaken

#129 of 3,174 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 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch at Dwaze Zaken. The warm goats cheese on rustic brown bread was delicious and filling. Also had chocolate cake, a large slice, very moist and tasty. Avoid the soft drinks €3.90 for 220ml. The pineapple and coconut smoothie for the same price is a much better option. Pleasant attentive staff were a bonus. Highly recommended for lunch.

Thank HelenandFinbarr
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best food I have eaten, great service and beautiful surroundings. What more could you ask for?

Thank Tulsabass
Belfast, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the farmers omelette - fresh and delicious in a quirky cafe opposite the station. Great spot.

Thank lynjohnston
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kind of hard to see since the umbrellas out front block the windows. We found it and sat down right away. Service was very food and waitress were nice. Decent selection of food and drinks. We were disappointed in our food, chicken with pesto pasta and steak since the meats were both under cooked by a lot. Other than that... More 

Thank Joe C
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We stopped by for lunch and were pleased with just about everything. Decent selection on the menu, which also included interesting choices (like shrimp fried with coconut breading and fish taco with mango). Good choices on the drinks list. The food served was delicious and well presented. And service was friendly. Restaurant was simple and comfortable. For us it was... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Reasonable prices, fresh food and service is great. I had both breakfast and lunch here and enjoyed both. It's nice and warm inside and there are gluten free as well as vegan options available.

Thank salliannebuttsworth
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful little stop before leaving Amsterdam. Beautiful Amsterdam croquettes and Dutch apple pie and cream. Lovely staff and ambience.

Thank Julie W
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Good service, good food, good prices, and awesome atmosphere! The location is also a perfect starting (or ending) point for a tour in the city, right across Central Station.

Thank Justine C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

dwaze zaken's hot sandwiches are definetely worth to try. The crew were so nice and smiley. It located in the center that's why it is east to reach. You can wait on the line because all local people eats in here too. But at the end you will enjoy the reward of waiting:)

Thank Gül N
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant serves tasty and fresh lunch! The customer service is extremely friendly and responsive (taking orders and giving travel directions)! This restaurant has a local Amsterdam feel. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank Doug R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$26
French, Dutch, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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