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Blauw aan de Wal

#246 of 3,097 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Achterburgwal 99, 1012 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 2257
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. It's not cheap but I consider it to be a great value. We've been fortunate enough to have several Michelin-starred meals and while this was a much more casual setting, the coursing and service were on par.

Thank darwin96
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service here is incredible. There is no menu, just a 5 course menu which starts with champagne and gorgeous oysters! The food is flavourful and high quality, with fine French and Italian on the menu! The service has the feel of a 5 star restaurant, with an very knowledgeable and attentive waiter. The food is pricey, but... More 

Thank Mathew K
Woking, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

In the middle of the Red Light District this fantastic restaurant is down a small alley way and is a small the equivalent of a hole in the wall pub but a restaurant . They ask what you do not like to eat and then ask if you would like 3, 4 or 5 courses. They offer the dinner to... More 

Thank Angela L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We had a wonderful meal here. I came with my mother right after Christmas. The food and the service were both wonderful. I don't eat seafood and was nervous about being accommodated, but they assured me it was no problem and I had a fantastic meal. We had a reservation for the Anne Frank house afterwards, and we budgeted our... More 

Thank Meg L
San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Right in the middle of the Red Light District. Across the street from one of the most famous Red Light theaters, Casa Rosso. We opted for the 4 course dinner along with the wine pairings. It was great and the wine pours were very generous. The downstairs dining room is very small, but there is a larger room upstairs. I... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Persevere down the alley in the red light district, it's well worth it. We sat in a nice corner, the waiters were charming. We chose to be surprised as each dish arrived; we were surprised and delighted. Our veggie said her dishes were some of the most well-thought out and excellent she has had.

Thank 775Jenniferruth775
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

The service & meal were wonderful. However from when we were seated, to when our desert was served....literally 2 1/2 hours. At times it felt that perhaps they slowed our service, so that other tables which were seated up to 1 hour later than us, could catch up....so the chef could could several pre fixe dishes at the same time.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The location of this memorable restaurant is very unusual. Situated right in the heart of the red light district down an alley between the sex shops you are suddenly in an oasis of calm and tranquility. Truly surprising and we were not sure WHY they are there as it must put some people off. Perhaps they like catering for more... More 

Thank Krishna050
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Please don't be put off by the location of this restaurant, although it is in the middle of the red light district , it is situated at the bottom of an alleyway, it's so nice you could imagine you are in Italy Every dish was created and executed with perfection , I don't want to spoil the menu as it's... More 

Thank jason s
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We went there following the recommendation of a Dutch friend and we were not disappointed. The quality of the food is fantastic and the attention of the personnel also outstanding. The menu is fixed, you can have 3, 4 or 5 courses and you can choose to know what they will serve to you or be surprised. They can accommodate... More 

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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: 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

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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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