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Vinkeles

Keizersgracht 384, 1016 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31 20 5302010
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Ranked #19 of 2,245 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $99 - $158
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Jordaan
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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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Some of the food served here is stunning, including some of the amuse bouches (of which we were served three). And most of it is very creative and original. Excellent and imaginative wine offerings. A wonderful setting in an old bakery, an intimate size and flawless service (from very handsome staff) complete the package. Expensive but much cheaper than the... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Vinkeles is a very nice restaurant with good food and friendly staff. Restaurant manager Casper was of big help when I booked a table for two with quite short notice, and I'm happy that we spent our first evening in Amsterdam at Vinkeles.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for you considerate words about Restaurant Vinkeles. We are delighted to read that you were happy that you spend your first evening in Amsterdam at Restaurant Vinkeles. On behalf of Casper and the Vinkeles Team we are looking forward to welcome you again. The Vinkeles Team More

Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a lovely dinner at Vinkeles. The service was good, as you expect on those restaurants. We started the dinner with a glass of champagne. The food was great and we had the five course menu with wine and was very happy, both with the food and the wines. The atmosphere was nice in the beginning, but later on... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing these considerate words about restaurant Vinkeles. We are pleased to read you enjoyed our service and dinner. Our apologies for the inconvenience of the noise later in the evening, however we are still hoping to welcome you for a next visit. The Vinkeles Team More

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I walked in on the wrong day I guess. Vinkeles is known as a top place. Service ignored us because of regular guests(or selebs) and when food came it was cold. I think I need to go again because their reputation is good. Just I experienced their of day

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

Dear Guest, My sincere apologies for your disappointing experience in restaurant Vinkeles. We would like to welcome you back for another visit in which we hopefully will meet your expectations and our reputation. Could you please send your contact details to sales@dylanamsterdam.com, so we can invite you for a complimentary diner. On behalf of the Vinkeles Team, we are looking... More

Regstrup, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We wanted to share our passion for Gourmet Restaurants with our teenage daugther and her boyfriend and give them the same amazing experience with good quality food and prepared with great love and feeling. We had the full tasting menu for all 4 of us and the wine menu for us 2 adults. After the first 2½ hours of one... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience in restaurant Vinkeles with your family. We are delighted to read that you all enjoyed the dishes and that you liked to way of serving by our staff. We will be more than happy to welcome you for a next visit. The Vinkeles Team More

London
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Just spectacular from the amuse bouche (x3) through to the deserts. The first was an edible pearl in a golden oyster shell! Very appropriator and perfect for our 30th (pearl) anniversary - but everyone had it! We had the 6 course menu (we would have had 8 but we don't like sweetbreads) plus wine flight - 200 Euro per head... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing these considerate words about restaurant Vinkeles. We were delighted to serve you during your celebration with us and we are glad you enjoyed the 6-course menu. We are looking forward to welcome you for another experience. The Vinkeles Team More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our 30th. Pearl Anniversary Dinner - we booked here having read the menu and reviews. We entered with high expectations and left having had them exceeded. We had the Chef's menu, 6 courses with the wine flight. The 3 'amuse bouche', starting with a frozen Pearl of oyster juice and Liqueur on an Oyster shell, before we started, were each... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Restaurant Vinkeles. We are delighted to read that you had memorable experience for you 30th anniversary and that your expectations were exceeded. We would be more than happy to welcome you for your next visit. The Vinkeles Team More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Superb restaurant with good atmosphere. Good wine list to match the food. The tasting menu is balanced and tasty, with just the right portion size. Charming services. Probably deserve more than its current one M-star.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I celebrated our anniversary at Vinkeles. We have dined in the finest restaurants around the globe and we agreed that this was the best meal and service and overall restaurant we have ever experienced. Vinkeles deserves all it's praise. Just wonderful!

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

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read that you had such a wonderful experience with us for your anniversary. It is really appreciated that you share your thoughts about Vinkeles. We will be happy to welcome you for another experience. The Vinkeles Team More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

The food and hospitality at The Vinkeles and The Dylan is superb. We sampled their High Wine offering (much more civilised and lubricating than high tea) and followed this with the tasting menu. The menu was balanced and brilliantly delicious. The gin and tonic jellies and tomato macaron amuse bouche were incredible and a white truffle risotto with a slow... More

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

Dear Guest, It is great to read that you had nice experiences with restaurant Vinkeles. We are delighted that we could provide you with these experiences and we want to thank you for sharing this review. We would be happy to welcome you for a next time. The Vinkeles Team More

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