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Blauw aan de Wal

  • Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99 Map It
  • Red Light District
  • Mediterranean

Known for

  • Gourmet dining in a surprising location
  • Frequently updated prix-fixe menus
  • Seasonal ingredients

Published 11/18/2015

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. 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 are contemporary and chic. "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. Three-, four-, and five-course menus change frequently and might include dishes like a frothy pea soup with chanterelle mushrooms and pancetta, or a melt-in-your-mouth herb-crusted lamb fillet.

Restaurant Information


Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99, Amsterdam, North Holland, 1012DD, Netherlands

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sun. No lunch

Published 11/18/2015


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