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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
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7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Great food - highly recommend

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
John B
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

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

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

Culver City, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We enjoyed our last evening in Amsterdam here with a friend who lives in Amsterdam. We had asked her to recommend a really good restaurant and this was more than we expected. The service was outstanding. We had some dietary restrictions that they went out of their way to accommodate. The chef also presented us with delectable treats before and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind review and for taking the time to share it here on Tripadvisor! It is a true pleasure to read about your experience and we are very pleased to read that you enjoyed our take on your dietary requirements. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again! Warm wishes, The Vinkeles Team More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Tried to book dinner but the lady on the phone sold me lunch cause dinner was sold out. Not sorry at all. Unique place , super service. Limited choice if you do not eat pork or shellfish but otherwise superb. The "amuses" are real positive surprises. The starter was tuna tartare the way I never had before. And the sole... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your amazing review and for taking the time to share it here on Tripadvisor. We love to read that you chose Vinkeles as the restaurant to celebrate Valentine. It would be our pleasure hosting you again. Kindest regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I brought my mum here for her birthday and it was so completely perfect. The building is so beautiful and walking through the courtyard and the snug type area is a really nice welcome. From start to finish everything is great, the food is beautifully presented, thoughtfully put together with interesting flavours, and most importantly, completely delicious! It is expensive,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your great and amusing review! We are excited to read that you chose Restaurant Vinkeles to celebrate this special occasion and that you enjoyed all the dishes. It would be a true pleasure welcoming you again soon! Kindest regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had lunch at Vinkeles and in general it was a good experience. We had the six course menu with wine pairing. The menu is innovative and interesting with influences from french and japanese cuisine. We enjoyed every dish and the wines that was chosen for each course. The services was qualified, prompt and friendly. It definitely deserves the 1... More 

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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 here on Tripadvisor! We love to read that you enjoyed your lunch and all the dishes that it included! Thank you as well for raising the two points of improvement. You are absolutely right, these things should have gone more smooth. We apologize for this and do hope that this... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Valentine lunch at Vinkeles. A tasting menu with a wine flight. Staff were really friendly and attentive as usual and although sitting outside the main restaurant, the atmosphere overflowed to our table. The food was stunning as usual. 6 courses beautifully presented with taste and texture to die for. Wine flight could have benefitted from a better choice, but it... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your lovely review on your Valentine's lunch in Restaurant Vinkeles! We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the menu. We hope to have the Chateau Brown available on your next visit. We look very forward to your return! Best wishes, The Vinkeles Team More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The environment of old bakery and boutique hotel is covering from the beginning It's definitely Michelin stars service, food, presentation. Taste is extremely sophisticated. Pigeons, deer, brill, sole, deserts... All were like I discovered new territory of cuisine. Verdict: strongly recommend.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your great Verdict! And of course for taking the time to share it here on Tripadvisor! It was our utmost pleasure hosting you. Kindest 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: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?