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Keizersgracht 384 | The Dylan Amsterdam, 1016 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31 20 5302010
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Ranked #4 of 2,483 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $99 - $158
Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International
Neighborhood: Jordaan
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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Barnes
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Had a very special business dinner where the service was exceptional through out. They catered to my clients specific needs as he ordered off menu as the rest of us went for the dishes on a very creative menu. the wine list was interesting and the setting amongst the bread ovens and brick work was very appealing. For a Michelin... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went for a Christmas lunch course, which ran us about 140 euros each, including a glass of champagne and a glass of wine. Beautiful setting - perfect balance of homeyness and elegance. The staff were omnipresent, but sensed that we weren't as interested in chitchat as people at some other tables were, and left us pretty much in peace.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

There is no doubt in my mind that this restaurant should be number one in Amsterdam. Everything about the establishment is exceptional. Selected for our Christmas Dinner, we arrived at around 1900 and were promptly greeted like real friends. The staff are amazing and are ably led by the restaurant Manager Casper ( many thanks). Our food was fantastic, we... More 

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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for this absolute Marvellous review! It truly is heartwarming to read your experience in Restaurant Vinkeles. It was our absolute pleasure hosting you and we look very forward to welcome you again! Next time we will make absolutely sure to serve you the Chateau Brown. Kindest regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

This is up there with my all time best meals out! Amazing food and wine, a real passion for what is being served and excellent service.

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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your lovely review and kind words! We are thrilled to read that you had a great dinner in Vinkeles. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you soon again. Best wishes, The Vinkeles Team More 

Vevey, Switzerland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Just had a wonderful dinner at Vinkeles with my lovely wife on December 22nd. Let me just purely report on the food experience. Started with 2 cocktails, a nice strawberry Bellini and a Negroni in the cosy ( dark, normal in Amsterdam) hotel bar. We were served 2 absolutely phenomenal amuse bouche, one irish oyster topped with a beer foam... More 

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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your review! We love to read that you had an enjoyable evening in Restaurant Vinkeles together with your wife. As well many thanks for pointing out your feedback on the Wagyu Beef and the scallops, we will make sure to share this with the executive chef. Kindest regards from the Vinkeles Team More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It is my belief that this restaurant suffers from its location in the heart of Amsterdam. So exceptional was the pigeon dish i had here that i find it hard to believe that it is not more highly recognised by the michelin reviewers. I could write an epic about that pigeon dish, and it would break the world record for... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your epic review! We were all thrilled to read this! Thank you for complementing our Pigeon dish :). We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon! Greetings from The Vinkeles Team! More 

LONDON
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18 reviews 18 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you are reading this review, considering whether or not to visit Vinkeles, stop thinking and just book. We went for my husbands birthday and what a treat. It is expensive but you can see where your money is going - fresh wonderful ingredients, outstanding service and a great ambience. I have been to plenty of nice restaurants, but there... More 

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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear guest, Wow! What a marvellous review, thank you very much for your kind words! We are delighted to read that you had an amazing evening and that you would like to recommend us, great! We look forward to great you again in Restaurant Vinkeles. Best wishes, René Bornmann General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

So far, of all the restaurants I've been to, this one is the best in all of Amsterdam! Delicious cuisine, top quality! The setting in this ancient bakery adds to the charm, to an already majestic hotel, who's reception areas are very classy (loved the bar)! Even if you keep this place only for special occasions, that's fine, as long... More 

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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your kind review here on Tripadvisor! It is rewarding and heartwarming to receive positive feedback from our guests and I will certainly share this with the rest of the team! We hope to welcome you again! Warm regards, René Bornmann General Manager More 

Miami, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Forget this so called "Chain Hotels" and try the experience of a Boutique Hotel, very special and located at one of the famous Amsterdam Canals. We had a small party in restaurant Vinkeles, one Michelin star, both food and atmosphere were excellent! I should say: An absolute must if you like the combination of atmosphere and good food.

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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear guest, Greetings from Amsterdam! We were thrilled to read your great review and we are very happy to read that you enjoyed your dinner in our restaurant! We look very forward to welcome you again! Warm wishes, René Bornmann General Manager More 

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Additional Information about Vinkeles

Address: Keizersgracht 384 | The Dylan Amsterdam, 1016 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 5302010
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
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
Average Prices: USD 99 - 158
Cuisine: French, Contemporary, International

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