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Blauw aan de Wal

#424 of 2,467 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Achterburgwal 99, 1012DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-330-2257
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Must eat when in Amsterdam

Service in restaurants in Amsterdam can be a bit rough sometimes. Not here. Very friendly and professional service, with excellent food (small menu, so fresh ingredients), excellent wines in a coosy athmosphere. I should not be writing a positive advice as it will draw more people to this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Remko D
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Service in restaurants in Amsterdam can be a bit rough sometimes. Not here. Very friendly and professional service, with excellent food (small menu, so fresh ingredients), excellent wines in a coosy athmosphere. I should not be writing a positive advice as it will draw more people to this restaurant which I would like to keep to myself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

For me this place is the most amazing and best restaurant of all - in Amsterdam!! I celebrate my birthdays and namedays here since years!! Bring my very very special visitors... With this place I'm connecting many beautiful memories. The service is always fantastic!! Since the very fist time I get in.. till this very day! Dear owners - dear... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I don't know what Blauw aan de Wal the rest of you experienced, but our party of 6 paid nearly $600 for inedible, bony skate and -- the only other option on the menu -- lambs neck with sweetbreads. When we complained about the skate, the server shrugged and said a pathetic "sorry" -- we were not given any break... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A nice gourmetplace in the middle of red light district! A former Michelin chef started this place and a good job he did! Friendly and really nice flavours, 55 Euros for a 3 coursemeal.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Perfect ambiance in classic setting, great service, excellent food. A night to remember. The trick is to look for the name sign on the Oudezijds Achterburgwal and enter the alleyway that leads to the entrance. Once in the courtyard, no noise of the RLD can be heard. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

In the very heart of the red light district, lies this hidden gem of Amsterdam. A seasonal and changing every two weeks menu, was easily the best meal I had in Amsterdam. It also is definitely one of the top 5 meals I have ever had. Veal tongue, risotto, and the duck were unbelievable. If you travel to eat, then... More 

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Dublin
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Lovely restaurant with heat food and laid back but attentive and friendly staff. Don't be put off by the fact that this restaurant is in the heart of the RED light district as it is certainly worth. The menu is limited but what you get is amazing. We started with veal tongue for me and salmon tartar for my wife.... More 

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Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Really wonderful food and wine. We were served by a great waiter who knows the wine cellar and was able to recommend wine for all courses of the meal and what great recommendations they were! Not a large menu, but it was not difficult to find mouth watering dishes. It was our last night in Amsterdam and we wanted to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The entrance is hidden, it's in the middle of the red light district. When you come in this is the least what you expect in this area. Tastefully simple decorated rooms with a few tables per room. The food is wonderful; 3 or 4-courses, choices between fish or meat for starters and mains. I came with a business group of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Dined here as a four with a Dutch couple - the chap is one of my husband's work colleagues, and he chose it. The area is really pretty daggy. The restaurant is down a little alley so you need to watch out for the "Blauw" sign on the wall between all the sex shops. Once inside it's a totally different... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Achterburgwal 99, 1012DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: 020-330-2257

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 120

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?