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Blauw aan de Wal

Achterburgwal 99, 1012DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
020-330-2257
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Ranked #402 of 2,435 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $120
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Neighborhood: Red Light District
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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158 reviews 158 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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136 reviews 136 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have had Blauw aan de Wal on my list for several years, but because they didn't take reservations electronically we somehow never made it (they do take reservations online now). We just went ahead and called this time (we have some dietary restrictions and I know it's a set menu) and are glad we did. Many others have written... More 

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Riverside, Ct
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Sadly lacking. Service was pretentious. Menu sounded good but was lacking in taste. A glass of wine is 2 ounces or was that the waiter emptying the last of the bottle between the three of us and thinking we wouldn't notice? Not worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We dined here on Christmas Eve 24 December 2013 on the recommendation of the concierge at the Sofitel where we were staying. Tucked away in a dark alley behind a heavy blue curtain this wonderful small restaurant in the red light district could easily be assumed to be part of the 'seemier' side of the city. Not so! Once entry... More 

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Although located in the red light district the restaurant is on an alley off the main streets and away from the noise of the crowds. The menu was very well planned with two or three options for each course with some innovative takes on the dishes, the food was excellent. Service was also brilliant our waiter for the evening was... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A friend and I visited Blauw aan de Wal craving some good food. We didn't know anything about the restaurant prior to arriving, so we came completely under-dressed. The food, however, was delicious, every course. The concepts were creative, presentation was impressive, and dessert was truly a treat. We enjoyed the very thorough service as the staff proved to be... More 

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Limassol, Cyprus
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Nice restaurant in the heart of Amsterdam in the red light district. The food is interesting, they have good choices for wine and they serve the food slowly, to give you the time to enjoy your wine. To be honest sometimes is too slow.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Tucked away in an old building between the "cages" in the red light district, this was a pleasant gastronomical surprise. They did a decent vegetarian option as well. Creative presentatIon. Incredible dessert. Service was friendly, but very slow.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had heard of Blauw aan de Wal and were looking forward to try it during our recent stay in Amsterdam. The location is very surprising (in a small dark alley in the Red District) but once through the alley, it's a surprisingly cute garden setting and old home. We were seated on a table in a corner inside. The... More 

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Additional Information about Blauw aan de Wal

Address: Achterburgwal 99, 1012DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020-330-2257
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 120

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