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“highly recommend”
Review of Blauw aan de Wal

Blauw aan de Wal
Ranked #209 of 4,143 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $120
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Description: 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.
Reviewed November 2, 2013

The alleyway to this restaurant may not look very impressive but drawing back the curtains on entering and you know you have arrived some where special.
The menu was short but very inventive and the food was excellent. The staff were friendly, professional and attentive. We ate downstairs which was candlelit and suits a romantic meal but there were larger groups as well.
I would love to go back again.

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1  Thank GAHLondon
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Last time I visited this restaurant I was quite impressed with the excellent food and the good service. A perfect place to bring a business contact.

Thank Sjurontour
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

The welcome and the presentation of the menu was relaxed and friendly.
The food was a joy with some original touches. They were happy to give details of particular dishes & ingredients.
We found the restaurant quite tricky to locate in the evening. It is down an alley way & the name is over the entrance to the alley. The restaurant is an oasis of civilised eating.
I would go there again, but would prefer a lunchtime visit.

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Thank Siena82
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Kind waiters, with a sense of humor. Personal service and good food. Simple menu and easy going atmosphere.

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Thank Kristina N
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Was taken here on business, walked to restaurant. We took a turn into an alley between a live sex show and sex toy store. I thought, where the heck are we going. We walk into the restaurant and upstairs to an elegant simple dining room. The meal was one of the best I've ever had. A foodie's dream. Four course meal and each dish was better than the last. Dessert was fabulous. Very knowledgeable waiter, who paired wines with courses perfectly. This is a destination restaurant on par with the best restaurants in New York. I am coming back with my wife in part just to go here.

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2  Thank Pat M
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