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Blauw aan de Wal

#244 of 2,932 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99, 1012 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely top notch! A set menu with a variety of unexpected dishes which all were picture perfect and with fantastic taste. The suggested wines matched the dishes equally well and the gluten free requirement was taken care of. Will definitely come again.

Thank Rob S
Santa Maria, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! Guess you never know what you may find when you walk down an alley in the Red Light District. So glad we walked into this slice of paradise between the two more colorful businesses in the Red Light District. Don't worry , you will be fine and completely rewarded for your adventure with an incredible meal and... More 

Thank Solushan
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For years I have been thinking about going to this restaurant, but I never got my head around having a fine dining experience in such a seedy part of town. I am sorry I hesitated. Everything was prepared perfectly and creatively. I never imagined that a red-light district restaurant could be romantic, but this one is. I liked that the... More 

Thank Charles W
Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

a suggestion and a reservation from our hotel concierge sent us to this delightful retreat from the chaos of the red light district. The reception was warm, the service friendly and attentive the the food was outstanding. We sat upstairs within easy viewing of the kitchen. It was like home.

Thank biznews
São Paulo, Brazil
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Don`t wast your time choosing what you`ll going to eat, Taste Everything.It`s not a fancy place, It`s good for family too.

Thank Jefferson C
Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

A true gem in the red light district. A very limited menu, but it was everything I hoped for - and more. There was a three or four course option. We chose four courses - and sampled all of the options. While everything was tasty, the highlights were the lamb tartar, shrimp bisque, and Dover sole. If the chocolate soufflé... More 

Thank JMac402
Steilacoom, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

An absolute delight. We dined in the small outdoor area and had a terrific meal and experience. We had the fixed 4 course menu and enjoyed every one. Our server, Steven, was knowledgable, friendly and efficient. Portion size was perfect for so many courses. Also offered is a 3 course menu. Blue tablecloths make the atmosphere fresh and comfortable. Don't... More 

Thank Sharon R
Munich, Germany
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358 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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 

Thank SFLeonce
San Diego, CA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

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 

Thank Amy_K_Traveler
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $120
European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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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