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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 #403 of 2,444 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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london
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

I had seen some good reports of this place and it was only as we walked past on a Friday evening that i decided to chance my arm and see if they had a table. It was a long shot and after walking down the alleyway and entering an oasis from the chaos we were met with a lovely welcome.... More 

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LONDON
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We had dinner at Blue on a Thursday evening in March. The place was buzzing - full of people. Service was excellent, food was superb (though if you order the RijsTafel which I would recommend you could probably do without a starter). Excellent value for money and I just wish it was nearer to my home. Brilliant fresh flavours, all... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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114 reviews 114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

No way you expect a place like 'Blauw' in the city's most dodgy area. Yes, we are in the red light district. Where Amsterdam was founded and where you can literally walk over heads in the weekend between spring and fall when half of the population of England, France and Spain walks and talks the canals and narrow, red window... More 

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piedmont
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012 via mobile

After you walk forever down this narrow alley bounded by red light district shops and go through a darkened door you are treated to an amsterdam gem. The staff speaks perfect English and is meticulous. The food is top notch.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I invited some friends for dinner in Blauw aan de Wal, a very welcoming restaurant in a pictoresque location in the heart of Amsterdam. I used to come there quite often a few years ago in my expense account days and I was wondering if it still held the high standards of those days. Well, it did. We had a... More 

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ericamurphy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Located in the Red Light District you might think it could be a bit dodgy- not at all! This gem offers creative and perfectly executed food, with flavor combinations that will keep your taste buds jumping for more! They only offer 2 choices for starter and entree and dessert (a fish and meat.. then a chocolate and fruit plus a... More 

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Brussels
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012 via mobile

We visited this restaurant late march after a late arrival in Amsterdam and found that it was closed on a frriday evening at 8pm. The lights were on but the curtains were closed, no sign on the door or anything. very strange. Location is far from ideal for a restaurant. It is also located in a small courtyard it was... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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153 reviews 153 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

Hidden in a small alley you can enjoy the nice food and great wines. Service is great!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

In short, one of the best meals I have ever eaten. You will pay through the nose for it though!

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Amsterdam
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I can't rave enough about this place. Hidden amongst the sleaze and tackiness of the red light district, it's a haven of fine dining. I love watching the faces of visiting friends when I lead them down a dodgy alleyway in de Wallen (horror of horrors!), which opens up to the Blauw oasis. I love it best in summer for... 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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