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Blauw aan de Wal

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99, 1012 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 330 2257
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99, 1012 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing meal, as always. Fusion of European and Asian-inspired flavors. Excellent, curated wine list. Quiet and subdued atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful evening at Blauw aan de Wal during our recent trip to Amsterdam - it was located right in the hear of the Red Light District and so neat to have such a nice, quiet, classy restaurant in the midst of all...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food I had here was unbelievable. The tuna starter was to die for. Gutted i missed pudding however as I was feeling unwell that evening. Service was fantastic, polite and prompt.

Thank Ruth J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can highly recommend this restaurant in the heart of the red-light-district in amsterdam. Together with 11 friends we visited Blauw aan de Wal on a Friday evening and had the perfect dinner. I would recommend to make a reservation in advance even though it...More

1  Thank benshoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is real cuisine in one of the most unexpected spots in Europe. How remarkable. I see a number of reviewers have mentioned that Blauw aan de Wal is difficult to find. We didn’t have that experience. I recommend using Google Maps: the restaurant is...More

Thank drjase2014
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Still after 10 years living in Amsterdam I am delighted to discover these hidden gems ... amazing food, wine and service

Thank Carl C
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We booked a table here based on a recommendation from a friend. Hidden behind an entrance to an inner yard, squeezed in between sex shops and porn shows we would otherwise have passed it. Glad we visited, though. The location is very nice, in a...More

Thank Fredrik M
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Amazing restaurant with delicious dishes and nice people. We tried a menu with four dishes and it was very good, specially prawns with chorizo!!!

Thank aoet
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Great meal great service, one menu. But im not a picky eater. They'll ask you if you have any allergies or dislikes

Thank Arjan d
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Blauw aan de Wal came highly recommended by our host. And the recommendation did not disappoint. The setting is quiet and charming even though the restaurant is in the middle of the red light district. And the food is incredible. We did a full tasting...More

1  Thank Jinnimae
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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15 December 2016|
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Response from marekw | Reviewed this property |
Not a vegetarian restaurant. Go somewhere else
27 May 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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$120
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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)
  • Neighbourhood: 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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