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Blauw aan de Wal

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99, 1012 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 2257
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99, 1012 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed yesterday

Go to the trouble of finding this restaurant and you won't be disappointed! It is located down a small side street off the main street in the red light district. It was, however, quiet and intimate, with tables on three floors. There's a set menu...More

Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite food, impeccable service.Such a laid-back atmosphere in a lovely quiet backstreet in the centre of Amsterdam, the last time I had dinner at Blauw was about 10 years ago, and the food is still delicious and the service fantastic. . Can't wait to go...More

Thank Agnès L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because it was recommended in our Rough Guide but were rather surprised to find that it was even better than its good review suggested. The cooking was of a very high standard fusing modern French with Dutch influences and using very high...More

Thank rmhayes
Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

I went here having been highly recommended by friends. The menu is set so no choice other than 3-5 courses. Food is ok but nothing special. Portions are small so you need to eat the bread. The wine list is also poor but that is...More

Thank 248adrian
Reviewed January 3, 2018

The restaurant is hidden in the red light district of Amsterdam - but it is worth finding. Our party of four had an excellent 5-course meal in a very civilized restaurant with great service. Highly recommend.

1  Thank bradaroberts
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Went for the four dishes surprise menu, all excellent, maybe a bit pricey. Surprising room in former warehouse, cosy and elegant, with entry located between two sex shops

Thank F B
Reviewed December 28, 2017

Absolutely lovely food. Delicious meat, good combinations of flavours. We took the 4 course menu (surprise) which was sufficient. As other reviews point out it is indeed hidden away in the red lights districts - quite a contrast with the atmosphere of the restaurant. Would...More

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed December 27, 2017

I love this place year round. In the winter, the door is dark, the curtain is pulled and you have to walk down and alley to get there...if you feel lost..then you are almost there. If it looks closed, try the door. If you open...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed December 2, 2017

Difficult to find in the middle of the Red Lights. Looks strange, when you enter it. DOES have surprisingly great food. I was told about this place by my friends, who are very picky with the places to eat. Took me 3 years to finally...More

Thank V15DKalexanderl
Reviewed November 27, 2017

Very upscale spot on a narrow, charming alley -- located in the red light district but felt a world away. Gorgeous plating and presentation, sweet and unpretentious service given how fancy the place was, small jewel-like courses with lush, complex and interesting flavors. I agree...More

Thank snarliest1
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
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December 15, 2016|
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Response from marekw | Reviewed this property |
Not a vegetarian restaurant. Go somewhere else
May 27, 2015|
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Response from Chester222 | Reviewed this property |
No, but they have a great selection. Their menu and wine list change very frequently, so they usually present options at the table. Great wine btw.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $120
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 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: +31 20 330 2257
  • E-mail
You can find Restaurant Blauw aan de Wal In the middle of the Red Light District of Amsterdam. Surrounded by the red lights, the swaying glances and the rich history. Through the clamour of the streets a small alley leads to an attractive courtyard with an old warehouse. This is where chef and owner Daan Olthuis and his team cook changing menu with a modest passion and inspiring seasonal products. The extensive wine list is carefully attuned to the menu.
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