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De Waaghals

#929 of 3,123 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
De Pijp
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29 Frans Halsstraat, 1072 BK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 679 9609
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

As regular, but infrequent visitors (we live in Den Haag) my wife and I have been enjoying De Waaghals for 5+ years. The food, service and ambience are always great, but last year's Christmas menu was superb. Long may it continue - it's a national treasure!

Thank Dominic M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a vegetarian restaurant that I have visited before. Excellent meal with leisurely but friendly service, good and varied beers and wines and a cat! There are few frills but who needs them? What's not to like?

Thank davyb1944
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Although we understood 95% of the menu in Dutch we struggled with a couple of items and the waiter quickly brought us the menu in English. The food was creative, different (in a good sense) and delicious. Definitely has an Asian influence in the cooking and it is not a veg and two veg sort of place. Good sized portions... More 

Thank Art M
Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is as far as I know the first real vegetarian restaurant in Amsterdam. We have been here numerous times and they remain serving the same wonderful meals. It was a pleasure going back there, the service was kind and quick and the atmosphere pleasant. We like to congratulate them for staying in business for such a long time.

Thank yvonne w
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

busy place with a long history, very good meal, well presented, charming waiter nice tasteful arty decoration place to be

Thank fvs1308
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I am not an ideological vegetarian, but I also do not share the ideology that a good meal must include meat or fish. The good news about this restaurant is that the menu lacks the "veggie sausage" and "soy schnitzel" type of items. Rather, it lists a number of straight vegetarian dishes, some of them even vegan. The bad news... More 

Thank tmk010
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My sister and I found this place after wandering around Amsterdam for hours, looking for somewhere to eat. By the time we sat down (after the chef grudgingly let us inside - even at 8:30pm) we were ravenous, but a little shocked at the steep prices. We both ordered the Thai green curry (at 13 euros a head, the cheapest... More 

Thank van g
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Myself and 5 friends visited the restaurant. Our experience was a real mixed bag. Two of us ordered the Thai green curry, myself included. Mine, unfortunately was the worst Thai green curry ive ever had, and I have it a lot! The sauce tasted like it had been watered down and the tofu was incredibly salty which made the whole... More 

Thank cedwards85
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The restaurant looks nice and is welcomming (also for dogs). The serving was chaotic. We waited for an hour between first course and the main dish. We were five and had two different dishes. None of us liked the food very much. Four of us left allmost half of the serving, yet we were not asked as to why. First... More 

Thank Ruven B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Another recommendation in my guidebook - I am not a vegetarian but as I felt my diet in the last week lacked goodness I thought this would be the perfect option to get some vegetables in my system. I love the street this restaurant is on (Frans Halsstraat), very cool suburb location (near Heineken factory) - lots of restaurants and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$12
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Frans Halsstraat, 1072 BK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > De Pijp
  • Neighbourhood: De Pijp
  • Phone Number: +31 20 679 9609

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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De Pijp
Bustling Albert Cuypstraat serves as the main drag through De Pijp and the location for Albert Cuyp Market, the largest and most famous of Amsterdam’s many outdoor markets. Beyond this sometimes-frantic thoroughfare, tiny lanes beckon urban explorers in search of the latest trends and hidden gems. Nearly half the residents living in De Pijp are foreigners and a good number of them are students. Here you'll find a multitude of ethnic restaurants, great cafes and bars, and a brilliant array of locally owned shops, all catering to a broad range of budgets and tastes.
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