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Blauw aan de Wal

#258 of 2,856 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99, 1012 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Munich, Germany
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362 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a lovely dinner at Blauw aan de Wal after not having been here in many years. We started with some very fresh and delicious oysters and then moved on to a four course dinner. Great dishes such as the goat cheese in papillotte and a terrific risotto stood out as well as a fresh and fantastic dover sole. Food... More 

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San Diego, CA
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took me a bit to locate it, but so happy I did! A quiet hidden little gem tucked away in the midst of the craziness of the Red Light district. Altogether delightful - from the amuse bouche to the cheese plate I had for dessert. Great food, wine and service. I was traveling on business but will definitely be back... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner for 2 in court yard outside on a summer Saturday evening - perfect. Relaxed and calm environment. Friendly staff and amazing food; bit limited in choice if your fussy like me. Fabulous wine list. A must to visit if not just to experience the difference one little alley way can make.

Thank Tim W
Huntington Station, New York
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Everything I ordered was beautifully presented, perfectly executed, and absolutely delicious. The only thing better than the fantastic food was the phenomenal service. Like the other waiters there, the waiter who had primary responsibility for my table was courteous, efficient and professional. But, he was also extremely warm and helpful and delightfully personable. Just stellar. So excellent. So welcoming. Very... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I have eaten here about 5 times over the last 10 years and I would reccommend it to everyone looking for a special place to eat. The location may seem off the beaten track but once you enter the small alley leading to the spacious garden and restaurant you will encounter an oasis like experience. A little bit like when... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Don't let the area scare you off. The restaurant is located in the middle of the Red Light district but it is so worth a visit. We were a party of 6, one person has several food allergies but everything was great. We were seated immediatley on the second floor, if you have difficulties walking ask for a table on... More 

Thank Elisabeth J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

A great excuse to visit the RLD and enjoy an excellent meal. A modest premises with good food and drink.

Thank marekw
Canberra, Australia
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

A very quiet and beautiful little restaurant. Enter via an ally way off the red light district and into a quiet oasis with dining in the garden courtyard. Great food, nothing over the top but well worth it.

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Located in Red Light District but down a little sidewalk through a garden into a beautiful little restaurant. What a surprise! Set up stairs and where by ourselves most of the evening. Chef prepared our meals exactly like we requested and personally delivered the meal to our table. Tables had candles and flowers. Like most small restaurants the menu is... More 

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San Diego
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33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The two of us had 4 days in Amsterdam and after agonizing over restaurants made this one of our choices. We've traveled a good part of the world and we're fairly adventurous foodies. We were seated promptly in an empty area of the restaurant (found out later that the main dining area which sounded much livelier was elsewhere). Interesting appetizers,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $120
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99, 1012 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: 020-330-2257

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighborhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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