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Blauw aan de Wal

#268 of 2,896 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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Dallas, Texas
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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São Paulo, Brazil
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Steilacoom, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Munich, Germany
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360 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Huntington Station, New York
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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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
European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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