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Amsterdam Restaurants

Blauw aan de Wal

  • Oudezijde Achterburgwal 99 Map It
  • $$$$
  • Mediterranean
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 08/29/2012

Fodor's Review

In the heart of the Red Light District is a small alley that leads to this charming oasis, complete with the innocent chirping of birds. "Blue on the Quay" is set in a courtyard that once belonged to the Bethanienklooster monastery; it now offers a restful environment with multiple dining areas, each with a unique and serene view. Original wood floors and exposed-brick walls hint at the building's 1625 origins, but the extensive and inspired wine list and the open kitchen

employing fresh local ingredients in its Mediterranean-influenced cuisine both have a contemporary chic. After starting with a frothy pea soup with chanterelle mushrooms and pancetta, you may want to indulge in a melt-in-the-mouth, herb-crusted lamb fillet.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

Oudezijde Achterburgwal 99, Amsterdam, 1012 DD, Netherlands

Map It

Phone:

020-330–2257

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. and Mon. No lunch

Updated 08/29/2012

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Feb 18, 2012

Blauw aan de Wal Review

Absolutely the best dinner i've had in years!!!! A must for a committed foodie, traveling to eat, or anyone looking for an exceptional culinary experience. Everything was Perfect from the moment we found this restaurant. Nothing is out of place, starting with a subdued setting along the (safest, we were assured) red light district canal, to being greeted by the owner Barrett ( hope, I am spelling his name correctly), sharing his extensive knowledge

of new age European wines, the menu has only 2 choices for entree, main, cheese and dessert course, but you will not be disappointed, just order everything, it was out of this world good. My app was a raw tuna salad paired with lentils in some sort of heavenly sauce, a combination as unusual as it was majorly delicious. The mains followed in the same manner - ingredients were combined in an unexpectedly elegant and tantalizing way. The wines paired were excellent. We would go there every week, if lived in Amsterdam. A foodie heaven!

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Sep 1, 2006

Saucy in the Red Light District

After the sight of hookers behind windows nearby, the civility of Blauw aan de Wal is welcome. Very friendly and knowledgable staff and superb food. Went there twice this summer and can't wait to go back.

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Jun 25, 2006

Love aan de wal

Really delicious food; peaceful and romantic setting; exemplary service. A lovely experience overall would definitely reccomend it, but pricey!

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