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Cafe in de Waag Amsterdam Architecture

Historic Building Structure in The Netherlands – Nieuwmarkt Architecture

Da Waag : The Weigh House

Address: Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date built: 1488

This structure is the oldest secular public building in Amsterdam.

Cafe in de Waag Amsterdam
Weigh House photograph © Adrian Welch

Cafe in de Waag Amsterdam

The Weigh House was designed as a city gate – Sint Antoniespoort

The Amsterdam Waag is a remnant of the former city walls in Amsterdam. Constructed in 1488, it was originally one of the city gates, the Sint Anthoniespoort. When the city expanded, the Nieuwmarkt (new market) was created around it and the weighing scales for the market were placed in the former gate.

Weigh House Amsterdam architecture
Weigh House photo © Adrian Welch

Today the building houses the Waag Society, an ICT research foundation working in the social and cultural domain, and there is a café/restaurant on the ground floor. The building carries the oldest plaque in Amsterdam, which reads ‘On 28 April 1488 the first stone of this gate was laid’.

Amsterdam Architecture
photo : Alan Mason

Location: Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam, The Netherlands, western Europe

Amsterdam Restaurant Designs

Dutch Restaurant Buildings – selection:

Café de Parel
Interior Design: Ninetynine
Cafe de Pare Westerstraat Amsterdam
photograph : Ewout Huibers
The Pearl Café on Westerstraat
Café de Parel was originally a typical Amsterdam ‘brown bar’ with an old-fashioned dark interior and low lighting. The traditional stained-glass windows and monumental tile tableaus create the perfect setting for the new Parel.

Restaurant Felix
Design: i29 interior architects
Restaurant Felix Amsterdam architecture news
photograph : Ewout Huibers
Restaurant Felix Interior
Restaurant Felix is located in the Historical Felix Meritis building. It is a one of a kind setting.

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