Netherlands The Weigh House (De Waag)

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Gert Lucas

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De Waag (The Weigh House) is a historic building located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It was built in 1488 as a city gate and weigh house, and it is one of the oldest remaining buildings in Amsterdam. The building is a fine example of Dutch Gothic architecture and is a protected monument.

De Waag has undergone several transformations throughout its history and it was used as a weigh house, a guild hall, a fire station, and a laboratory. Nowadays, it is a cultural center, with a café and a restaurant, and it hosts various cultural events and exhibitions. The building is open to the public and it's worth visiting for its historical and architectural significance.

De Waag is located in the Nieuwmarkt square, in the heart of Amsterdam's historic center, and it's surrounded by charming streets, picturesque canals, and other historic buildings. The area is a popular tourist destination, known for its lively atmosphere, and it's a great place to explore and experience the city's history and culture.

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