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Blauw aan de Wal

#264 of 2,994 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
18:00 - 23:30
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 25 October 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 

Thank gatitatora
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Absolutely top notch! A set menu with a variety of unexpected dishes which all were picture perfect and with fantastic taste. The suggested wines matched the dishes equally well and the gluten free requirement was taken care of. Will definitely come again.

Thank Rob S
Santa Maria, California
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

What a find! Guess you never know what you may find when you walk down an alley in the Red Light District. So glad we walked into this slice of paradise between the two more colorful businesses in the Red Light District. Don't worry , you will be fine and completely rewarded for your adventure with an incredible meal and... More 

Thank Solushan
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

For years I have been thinking about going to this restaurant, but I never got my head around having a fine dining experience in such a seedy part of town. I am sorry I hesitated. Everything was prepared perfectly and creatively. I never imagined that a red-light district restaurant could be romantic, but this one is. I liked that the... More 

Thank Charles W
Dallas, Texas
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

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.

Thank biznews
São Paulo, Brazil
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

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.

Thank Jefferson C
Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 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 

Thank JMac402
Steilacoom, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 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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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
US$ 30 - US$ 120
European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighbourhood 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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