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Blauw aan de Wal

Achterburgwal 99, Amsterdam 1012DD, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
020-330-2257
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Ranked #267 of 2,144 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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128 reviews from our community

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  • Danish first
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

A colleague from Amsterdam recommended this place, knowing my husband and I are serious foodies. So glad we followed her advice for our first night here. One of the best meals I've had in many years of travel here on both business and pleasure. This is gourmet, chef's menu stuff. Don't come here if you're a picky eater or want... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

This is a special spot due to its location and building. In the past it has always been reliable for good quality and I have sent many business relations and friends here. It was time to go again myself. It started well enough, but a misstep left me disappointed and I won't rush back. We selected 3 couses from the... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

You are in the red light district and you come into an nondescript restaurant on a small lane .. Only the recommendation we had, stops us from leaving .. .. We go upstairs , small room , no decor , white walls ..nothing special at all .. The menu is very simple a choice between two appetizers , one middle... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Fabulous! highly recommend this amazing restaurant. From the excellent service of the staff to the delicious food, this is a unique dining experience.

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Москва, Россия
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Highly recommend if you want to enjoy great quisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Small, frequently changing menu, friendly service, a gem you wouldn't expect to find in the red light.

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Rome, Italy
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Definitely one of the best restaurants I've been in terms of quality. The place could be improved, but it was nice. One of the finest, fresh fish I've had in a long time, so the price matched the quality of the food. The atmosphere was cozy, warm, and it was nice to see the cooks doing their job well, with... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Great food and stunning wine, lovely and very competent service, what more can birthday girl want? Highly recommended, one of life's little treats!

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London
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The alleyway to this restaurant may not look very impressive but drawing back the curtains on entering and you know you have arrived some where special. The menu was short but very inventive and the food was excellent. The staff were friendly, professional and attentive. We ate downstairs which was candlelit and suits a romantic meal but there were larger... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Last time I visited this restaurant I was quite impressed with the excellent food and the good service. A perfect place to bring a business contact.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The welcome and the presentation of the menu was relaxed and friendly. The food was a joy with some original touches. They were happy to give details of particular dishes & ingredients. We found the restaurant quite tricky to locate in the evening. It is down an alley way & the name is over the entrance to the alley. The... More

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