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Vinkeles

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French, International, Contemporary
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Keizersgracht 384 | The Dylan Amsterdam, 1016 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 5302010
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This restaurant is at The Dylan
Today
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Vinkeles is housed in an old bakery; which was set up in 1787 by the...
Vinkeles is housed in an old bakery; which was set up in 1787 by the Regents of the Catholic Church, who at the time owned the building. The bakery flourished until 1811 and guests still can see the original ovens, which were discovered intact during restoration work.Echoing the décor of the hotel, Executive Chef Dennis Kuipers’ menu combines the traditional and the modern. The dishes served in Vinkeles show Kuipers’ love of the contemporary French cuisine. He combines the freshest ingredients to produce a menu that is delicious and unique to Vinkeles. In 2009 restaurant Vinkeles was awarded a Michelin star.
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
"Simply the best"

If you think "I have seen one Michelin star restaurant thus I've seen them all" you are seriously mistaken. Vinkeles is a experience on itself. The warm atmosphere of the restaurant and the warm welcome of the staff makes you feel at home. The beautiful small tasty Hors d' oevres are fantastic, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you think "I have seen one Michelin star restaurant thus I've seen them all" you are seriously mistaken. Vinkeles is a experience on itself. The warm atmosphere of the restaurant and the warm welcome of the staff makes you feel at home. The beautiful small tasty Hors d' oevres are fantastic, the taste is unbelievable. When they serve you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was one hell of an experience. If you want the Michelin Star experience then this is the place. Make sure you know in advance that this in not an ordinary dining experience. I won't go into too much detail as it cannot explain the chef, staff and service. Worth every zillion dollars spent there. Something different.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

WOW! What an amazing degustation experience. There with a group of friends and we loved it! An absolutely memorable experience.

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René B, Vinkeles Team at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your great review! It is a pleasure to read that you and your friends enjoyed the dinner in Restaurant Vinkeles. We hope to welcome you again in the future! Kindest regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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140 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It was our last night of a two week vacation. Amex had booked us in The Dylan, their package included an 85 Euro credit toward dinner, and we thought, "why not?" We were expecting hotel food, not fine dining. To say we were pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. We were "blown away," not only by the food but by... More 

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René B, Vinkeles Team at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Wow! Thank you very much for your fantastic review! Your enthousiasm and kind words are truly heartwarming to the whole Vinkeles Team. We love to read that the concluding evening to your holiday was a success! We would love to welcome you again someday! Warm wishes, The Vinkeles Team More 

Sydney, Australia
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177 reviews 177 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The first thing you take in as you venture into the Vinkeles culinary journey is the setting, the historic aspects of the building really give a feeling of old world charm. I had the tasting menu and each course was both exquisitely presented but also flavorful in a way to keep your palate dancing with pleasure. I have tried most... More 

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René B, Vinkeles Team at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your great review and for taking the time to share it here on Tripadvisor! We are indeed lucky to have the restaurant situated in such a rich historical site, the old ovens that are still visable suprise us everyday again, in a good way of course! We are please that you enjoyed the menu! We... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Delicious and amazing food, atmosphere and Service!! Me and my Family (including 2 children aged 7 and 15) still remember the excellent taste and service! Great!!

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René B, Vinkeles Team at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kidn review here on Tripadvisor! It is a pleasure to read that you and your family enjoyed dinner at Restaurant Vinkeles. We hope to welcome you again someday! Kindest regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, stunning food and amazing service. Overall a brilliant restaurant, I highly recommend going.

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René B, Vinkeles Team at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words! And a big thank you for recomending us! We look forward to the pleaure of welcoming you again as our guest. Best regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had one of the most unforgettable, romantic and delicious dining experiences. Service, surroundings and food were superbe. I can still remember the desert of structures of shrub celery years later.

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René B, The Vinkeles Team at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your kind review! What a pleasure to read that you chose Vinkeles as the place to celebrate your birthday !! Great to read that you still recall the dessert! We would love to welcome you again. Kindest regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very tasty top-level modern French cuisine. Lots of little tasty goodies served in addition to the tasting menu we ordered. The wagyu was spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The restaurant is top quality from the welcome upon arrival until the end of the dinner. The suggested 5 courses menu with chosen wines was simply superb. The elegance of presenting appetizers while waiting for the starters was only surpassed by the excellent and friendly service by the staff. A truly memorable experience and strongly recommended - this dinner was... More 

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René B, The Vinkeles Team at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your most kind review, this is greatly appriciated! It is a real pleasure to read that you had a marvellous night in Restaurant Vinkeles. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the future. With warm regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Keizersgracht 384 | The Dylan Amsterdam, 1016 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 5302010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 99 - 158
  • Cuisine: French, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Vinkeles is housed in an old bakery; which was set up in 1787 by the Regents of the Catholic Church, who at the time owned the building. The bakery flourished until 1811 and guests still can see the original ovens, which were discovered intact during restoration work.Echoing the décor of the hotel, Executive Chef Dennis Kuipers’ menu combines the traditional and the modern. The dishes served in Vinkeles show Kuipers’ love of the contemporary French cuisine. He combines the freshest ingredients to produce a menu that is delicious and unique to Vinkeles. In 2009 restaurant Vinkeles was awarded a Michelin star.
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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