Fodor's Expert Review Blauw aan de Wal

$$$$ Red Light District Mediterranean

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.

Mediterranean Historical Quiet Prix-Fixe Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99
Amsterdam, North Holland  1012DD, Netherlands

020-330–2257

www.blauwaandewal.com

Known For:
  • Gourmet dining in a surprising location
  • Frequently updated prix-fixe menus
  • Seasonal ingredients
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. No lunch
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