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Blauw aan de Wal

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99, 1012 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 2257
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

As others have already mentioned the restaurant is in a surprising location (turn down an alley by the live sex show!) but it is a really pleasant courtyard when you get there. The food is outstanding but you need to be prepared to trust the...More

Thank xmiles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Menu is discussed not shown. Choose or be surprised with each course ? We chose to be surprised! This is fine dining but in a relaxing setting and our host put us very much at ease. Food was excellent as you would expect but the...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

tucked away in a courtyard behind a blue gate in the midst of the red light district, is this little gem of a restaurant. it‘s quite small, seating maybe 25, and the menu is short enough that the waiter can just tell you it... you...More

Thank thirkej
Reviewed May 8, 2018

First, I just want to mention that this place is right in the middle of the red light district. So if you're thinking of taking your lady there on a date, I wouldn't make it a surprise. In fact, you may want to forewarn her...More

1  Thank mellielong
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Hidden down a small alley in the vibrant district,a 10 minute walk from Centraal station. The little room upstairs had a gentle ambience and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly, Most importantly, the food wad devine. We had the 3 courses and it was...More

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the quiet garden atmosphere near the red light district and the food was delicious. 3, 4 or 5 courses worth every euro with attentive & friendly service.

Thank jetgirltx
Reviewed April 24, 2018

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 April 10, 2018 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 March 31, 2018 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

1  Thank 248adrian
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
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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