Name means "the dare devil." Its ovo-lacto vegetarian menu changes bi-monthly with also one monthly dish focused on a specific country. Large selection of drinks including tea, fruit juices locally brewed beer, organic wine. Casual atmosphere. Open Thu 17:00-23:00, Fri-Sat 17:00-00:00, Sun 17:00-23:00.

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78 Reviews

First Review by Marco


Points +87

06 Oct 2023

Great 3 course vegan menu

They serve 1 vegan and 1 vega menu a day. As I don’t like coconut they adjusted my menu which was much appreciated! Lots of attention to flavor.

Pros: Diversity of the dishes, Cozy environment



Points +289

25 Sep 2023

Excellent vegan 4 course meal

Currently the restaurant opens at 5 p.m. A 3 or 4 course vegetarian or vegan surprise meal is offered with or without wine pairing. We did the 3 course with wine pairing and it was amazing. Romantic and special without being snooty. It was expensive for us, but worth every penny. Service was excellent as well.
Just visited this restaurant again with hubby for a 4 course vegan surprise meal with wine pairing. It was AMAZING. The chef is very creative and we enjoyed every morsel of everything. Again, totally worth the expensive price tag for a lovely night out. Our table was very romantic, seated at the window with candles burning.

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-04


Points +142

25 Jun 2023

Excellent experience

What a great evening! My omni travel companion and I experienced the 4 course vegan and vegetarian surprise menus with wine pairing. Each course was delicious! The service was top notch. This is a splurge meal, but it was well worth it on our vacation!

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-25

Pros: Excellent food, Great service, Wonderful wines


Points +213

18 Jun 2023

Stunning fine dining

We had such an amazing meal here. The experience was still quite laid back and semi casual but the food was Incredible. Fantastic flavours and texture. Such a great meal. We chose 4 courses and a bottle of wine, it was perfect for two people

Pros: Flavours, Semi casual, not too formal


Points +1955

07 Jun 2023

Amazing cooking

May be the most perfectly cooked meal of my life. Quality ingredients cooked right in creative dishes that just taste good. My only complaint is that I was still a little hungry at the end of the four course surprise vegan meal, which for €48 isn't cheap. Really enjoyed every bite.

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-07


Points +59

05 Jun 2023

Wonderful food

My wife and I have been twice over two years, it is an amazing place, very delicious food and vegan wines, reasonable prices and lovely customer service. Highly recommended!

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-05


Points +51

26 Apr 2023


We had a delicious vegan dinner here. Very creative and interesting dishes using many ingredients to make amazing food! Cozy ambiance and friendly service!


Points +393

02 Apr 2023

Great set dinner

We were a mix of vegan & vegetarian and the dishes were delicious.
Will highly recommend

Pros: Loved the set menus


Points +394

02 Feb 2023


If you're into your gastronomy, this is easy to recommend. Shame it's not actually vegan but there you are. They have a set menu called a surprise menu of three or four courses, which of course you can't foresee except that they ask for allergies and any foodstuffs you can't bear, and whether you want vegetarian or vegan. All my courses had something with an unusual twist, especially the dessert.

Pros: Carefully, well put-together recipes, Nice wines, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Gourmet portions , Bike parking space outside is limited


Points +82

25 Jan 2023

Absolutely fantastic

To do what De Waaghals does requires real skill. My partner and I both thoroughly enjoyed the vegan and vegetarian set menus on our visit. The attentive wait staff and the superb wine pairing made the evening even better. We shall definitely be returning on our next trip to Amsterdam.

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-25

Pros: Impeccable menu, Great atmosphere , Fantastic wine pairings


Points +234

20 Jan 2023

surprising flavours 😍

Small restaurant in the neighborhood ‘de pijp’
Friendly staff, amazing food, you get a ‘chef suprise’ menu! you can choose between a 3 or 4 course dinner, and you can choose between vegan or vegetarian. The wines were also very tasty #Veganuary

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-20

Pros: Suprising flavours, Lovely food presentation, Friendly staff

Cons: The portions are a little bit small


Points +50

15 Jan 2023

Wow - a must in Amsterdam

I was very very impressed by the dishes here, everything is well thought of to create amazing and cohesive recipes. Plus! veggies were seasonal! I would recommend to take the 3 course, just to be able to try most of it!

Pros: Menu can be made vegan (same price and dishes), Every dish is very well explained , It's a surprise menu!


Points +42

15 Jan 2023

Do I see a Michelin star?

These fantastic chefs make the most creative dishes. Non-vegan friends are also enthusiastic. Friendly service, personal approach, lots of good food. in 'de Pijp', a nice neighborhood near my house.

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-15


Points +1348

26 Nov 2022


Genoten van een heerlijk vegan menu. Gisteren wezen uiteten bij de Waaghals. Mijn zus had het vegetarisch menu en ik het vegan 4 gangen menu. Smaken en structuren waren zeer verrassend en aangenaam. De bediening was kundig en de service spoedig.

Pros: 100% vegan menu , Mooie presentatie van gerechten , Verrukkelijke smaken


Points +182

09 Nov 2022


A creative and delicious vegan and vegetarian restaurant. Surprise menus where you can select either 3 or 4 courses. Everything was incredible, including the super attentive and friendly service (which is honestly not super common in Ams).

Lovely spot for a birthday, date, or just a nice treat.

Pros: Full vegan or vegetarian menu, Creative, surprising dishes, Great service, great location

Cons: Not cheap (but worth it)


Points +28

28 Jul 2022

Great flavours

Really good variety of flavours and textures, probably the best vegan restaurant meal I have eaten


Points +228

31 Mar 2022

Very nice surprise dinner

The surprise vegan menu with 4 courses was delicious. A nice variety of flavours and ingredients. Loved the atmosphere and the staff was very friendly and explained what was behind every dish.

Pros: Great vegan dishes, Nice atmosphere


Points +15

14 Sep 2021

Heerlijk, inspirerend en verrassend

Misschien wel mijn favorite restaurant. Vanuit Baarn reis ik zeker eens per jaar naar Amsterdam om te dineren dit restaurant. Ik ben keer op keer weer gefascineerd en verrast door de heerlijke veganistische gerechten. Met nieuwe inspiratie rij ik telkens weer terug naar huis.


Points +70

07 Sep 2021

Super leckeres Überraschungsmenü

Es war super lecker und gemütlich. Außergewöhnliche Gemüseküche! Es gibt immer ein vegetarisches und ein veganes Überraschungsmenü. In Amsterdam ist ansonsten viel Fast Food - das Waaghals ist definitiv etwas anderes. Gerne wieder!


Points +339

03 Jul 2021

Altijd goed!

Ik kom hier, samen met mijn vriendinnen, al jaren. Eten is altijd smakelijk en vers. Daarnaast is de bediening vriendelijk en hangt er een ontspannen sfeer.

Updated from previous review on 2020-06-23

Pros: Verse producten. , Zowel vega als vegan opties. , Creatieve gerechten.


Points +424

02 Apr 2020

Lot of VERY tasting vegan options

Old vegetarian restaurant that is starting to improve. We were Always happy to have this vegetarian restaurant in Amsterdam. Long before all the trendy vegan restaurants came, this place was there to take care of us😉
I am very happy how the restaurants is improving. Really nice tastes. Although I could eat more than they serve one portion, it is nice that they bring the tastes to a next level and that there is so much delicate tastes combinations. I think for vegans this place has marvellously grown! There are so much vegan dishes these days. And they have also changed that the 'V' at a dish is Always vegan (instead of a veganize option how it used to be).

Friendly, down to earth staff. Restaurant is situated very close to the Albert Cuyp in the Pijp in Amsterdam.

Updated from previous review on 2018-05-31

Pros: GREAT vegan food, very friendly, down to earth staff

Cons: in my opinion small portions , can be expensive (small portions, full price)


Points +156

16 Feb 2020

Fin et original

Le menu est 75% végétarien le reste est vegan y compris les desserts.
Les plats sont originaux et delicieux.
Service agréable.

Pros: Le goût

Cons: Les portions sont vraiment petites, Tarifs un poil élevés , Loin du centre


Points +312

11 Jan 2020


Great food, atmosphere, service and attention to detail. Outstanding.


Points +41

17 Nov 2019

Delicious food in a peaceful environment

It was nice to eat vegetarian food in an upmarket restaurant with wine.

Pros: Delicious 3 course meal, Comfortable sophisticated environment , Good service

Cons: Not super cheap


Points +21

03 Nov 2019

Small portions

The portions are very small. So unless you take a full menu, you will leave the place hungry. We are not big eaters. I mentioned the staff that the content of our main dish potato curry/ lentil stew was very small but no action was taken, not even a piece of bread was offered. Waaghals used to be a good value/quality restaurant. Not anymore. Dishes were tasty but really not enough.

Pros: Tasty food

Cons: Expensive as you will end up ordering a full menu


Points +13612

12 May 2019

Some original food

Cosy place, with menu changing monthly, and inspired each month to a certain country. When we visited a Moroccan menu was offered: harira, olive tapenade, and couscous with spicy vegetables. We also tried seitan and beans with polenta, which was pretty good.

Pros: nice location , pretty good food


Points +21

27 Oct 2018

Quality food

Very nice, not many choices but enough for as well vegans as vegetarians

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