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The Waag is Amsterdam's oldest surviving gatehouse, built in 1488. Public executions were held here, and later it became a public weigh house (waaggebouw) where peasants had their produce weighed for tax purposes. It now hosts a restaurant, with an open-air market located next door.

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Carol Rollins04-Jul-2013 23:10
What a wonderful old building. I'm so glad it is still in use. Love your photo of this. ~
Karen Stuebing04-Jul-2013 20:50
Beautiful old architecture combined with the modern looking umbrellas in front. Lovely scene. V.
William Barletta04-Jul-2013 17:55
In my many trips to Amsterdam I have gone past the gatehouse many times, but have never stopped there, perhaps next September at your suggestion
Walter O. Koenig04-Jul-2013 17:46
Nice shot of this fascinating old building. Great to see it adapted to modern use. "V"
Tom LeRoy04-Jul-2013 17:13
That's quite a restaurant, hope the owners have progressed since those early days in 1488! A fine shot, Helen. V
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography04-Jul-2013 17:12
Excellent capture of this old architecture, Vote.
Carl H. Johnson04-Jul-2013 16:24
Looks like a great place to dine!!!~V~
Gérard Koehl04-Jul-2013 15:51
Superbe bâtiment. V
Chris Morton04-Jul-2013 15:41
I like the point towers
globalgadabout04-Jul-2013 15:19
perhaps they weigh diners before and after to determine the bill..fine shot of an attractive place...
longbachnguyen04-Jul-2013 15:11
beautiful composition
joseantonio04-Jul-2013 14:56
I realize it´s been a long time since my last visit. Will have to go back.Your shot is really excellent.V