Inside Den Waag

Den Waag is a building that looks like an old castle in the center of Amsterdam. It is a large fifteenth century building with several turrets and was once part of one of Amsterdam’s fortified gates. Later it was turned into a weigh house for weighing products prior to shipment. It fell into disrepair but was restored in the mid twentieth century and is now a very good restaurant and bar. This is a picture of the interior and a print may be purchased at my commercial gallery.

Inside Den Wag

Den Waag in Amsterdam

One of the most beautiful buildings we saw in Amsterdam was Den Waag (The Weigh House) which dates back to the old fortifications of the city. As we walked towards it we knew nothing about it. We thought it was a castle and maybe we could get a tour. Turns out it is now a cafe and quite a good one. Being hungry, we stopped for lunch and the food was as wonderful as the candlelit interior. See more of my photos of Europe by clicking here.

The cafe at Den Waag in Amsterdam