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Blauw aan de Wal

Achterburgwal 99, 1012DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
020-330-2257
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Ranked #356 of 2,322 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $120
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dam Square

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Yes... the setting in the middle of the red light district is surprising...and yes the food is very very good....but the service is painfully slow and we got stuffed with bread while waiting for our meals. Also intervals between meals are very long making a full course dinner last around 2.5 hours! Still if you have time on your hand... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The dinner was just great - great service, and very original creations. The atmosphere was very spontaneous, one of those restaurants that really surprise you.

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amsterdam
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great location, fabulous service and very creative meals. Both privately and for business this is a top pick! It's hidden in ground zero of the red light district. The entrance is hidden between the neon advertisements of some of the special local businesses. So it's quite surprising for your guests the once you've entered the alley you are stepping into... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food is very creative and very well done. You choose from a couple of different options for each course all of which were excellent. The squid stuffed with chorizo was outstanding as was the smoked ribeye appetizer.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very nice restaurant right in the red light district. Despite being in the red light district you do not hear or see all the comotion as you go down a small alley to the restaurant. We ate outside and had a very enjoyable meal. Our soup appetized was delicious

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were first offered a table outside because the weather allowed it. These tables were dirty (old rainwater and flowerbuts) and the waiter didn't even clean ours when we sat down there. When asked what we want to drink I asked the waiter if they have a house apéritif. I was responded to with a rude remark and offered to... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

9 years ago, I visited this place for a business meeting, where we had a very good dinner. Tonight, I decided to invite my lovely wife, hoping they were able to meet my memories of a quality evening and dinner. My expectations were indeed met, and I would like to thank all of the staff for an outstanding menu and... More

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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The restaurant is a sanctuary. From the moment we came in and were seated with a glass of gin tonic and some snacks, until we left several hours, we were served several really nice dishes from their set menu. The service can seem a bit unpersonal at first, but these are fun and informal staff once you open up yourself.

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Milano, Italia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

As an Italian, as you might imagine, my food quality standards are remarkably high. Nevertheless having dinner at this restaurant was an interesting experience. The service was good and the food very good as well. I surely recommend it. The price is in line with the food.

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wv
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

As others have pointed out, you wouldn't guess you were about to have a fine dining night given the neighborhood--the Red Light district. But the location is only the first surprise. The food is inventive, delicious, and expertly prepared. The staff are professional, but friendly--we ended dinner with a lengthy discussion of football--the Dutch were playing Argentina that night--and some... More

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