Blauw aan de wal
In the heart of the Red Light District, "Blue on the Quay" is set in a courtyard that once belonged to the Bethaniënklooster monastery; it now offers a restful ambience 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.
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 99, 1012 DD Amsterdam, tel. + 31 (0) 20 3302257