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Blauw aan de Wal

#192 of 3,184 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
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Kansas City
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint restaurant was outstanding! The staff was very accommodating to the vegan and gluten intolerant people in our group and that was with a set menu! We picked the number of courses we wanted and were served accordingly. The presentation was beautiful and the food delicious!

Thank Rachel K
London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us thoroughly enjoyed the creatively conceived dinner menu and the friendly, attentive service. There is no choice apart from dessert versus cheese: you select a menu of three, four or five courses, and you get what you are given! Everything came with helpful explanations from one of the staff, who couldn't have been more pleasant. We started with... More 

Thank John R
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a eating experience. The food was outstanding. We had 4 courses of culinary delights. There was no menu so I was concerned about the price, this was a little bit more expensive than where I usually eat (2 people, 4 courses, bottle of wine was 150 euros) but well worth the money. Staff we all lovley and really... More 

Thank Karen M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In an alley off the main drag of the Red Light District we visited Blauw aan de Wal. A total incongruity for the area. Prix Fixe meal (options for number of courses) included the most perfectly prepared lamb we have ever eaten and a shrimp bisque entirely different from the too-familiar cream-loaded, tapioca-glutenous mess people usually think of. Nice wines... More 

Thank Sid K
Hong Kong, China
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166 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is hidden in a narrow alley in the heart of the Red Light district of Amsterdam. Were it not for the positive reviews of TripAdvsor and others,we would never have gone for it, and we were certainly not disappointed. The restaurant does not have an a-la-cart menu. You can opt for their 3-, 4- or 5-course dinner set... More 

Thank Cletus L
Miami, Florida
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had one 3 course and one 4 course dinner. While the courses were interesting, but lacked on flavour. reading all the reviews I expected better. Also the portions are much smaller than on any of the pictures .....there are better and more interesting places in amsterdam

Thank mychoice1
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a rare opportunity to experience inventive superb food , though not inexpensive, it is great value for the quality and level of service. Exceptional!

Thank Rochelle S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, excellent food and lovely service. Had the four-course menu and the portion size was good, not too heavy but not left hungry either. Quite hard to miss from the street, so you need to know where you're going. Definitely a place worth to dine at when in town!

Thank Katri P
Huntington Beach, California
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Very imaginative dishes. Especially liked the lamb neck cooked in Madeira. The menu is fixed each night and we had a choice of 3,4 or 5 courses. We had a raw mackerel first course, then tiny shrimp bisque and the lamb. Dessert was panna cotta. All delicious. In the red light district but totally safe area.

Thank Francophile1969
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Really nice place. Excellent service and cosy place. The food and wine are great. More of a fine dining restaurant.

Thank CarinKall

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 120
European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
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)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 330 2257

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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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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