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Vinkeles

Keizersgracht 384, 1016 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31 20 5302010
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Ranked #19 of 2,253 restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $99 - $158
Cuisines: French, Contemporary, International
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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
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Expensive but excellent fine dining experience. Innovative and interesting cooking in a refined, canal side setting. The service was charming and understated. Good advice on the wine, though as with other places we ate in, the mark up is steep. Generally good vibe, plenty of Dutch voices. We chose a four course menu option. Loads of tasty extras, including amazing... More

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

Dear Guest, We are glad to read that you had such a excellent fine dining experience in Vinkeles and you enjoyed the four course menu. We would like to thank you for your visit and for these kind words. We are happy to welcome you for a next time. The Vinkeles Team More

Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

If you have a love for food, have expectations of top class service and are in search of something special, this is definitely the place to go in Amsterdam. We dined here 15th February and this was nothing short of spectacular. The food was amazing and elevated more with perfect wine pairings, in addition to this the perfectly pitched service... More

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

Dear Guest, It gives us great motivation to read this review. We are happy that you enjoyed our food wine pairings and we would like to thank you for your lovely words about restaurant Vinkeles. Regarding the name of the olive oil, it is called 'San Mauro BiCultivar' Olio Extravergine. We are looking forward to welcome you for a next... More

Sao Paulo, SP
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Tried the signature menu and have been impressed with excellent food, wine harmonization and impeccable service. A very nice restaurant for special occasions.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your thoughts about restaurant Vinkeles. It delights us to read that you had such a great experience. We are happy to welcome you for a next time. The Vinkeles Team More

London
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We booked a table at Vinkeles for Christmas Day.I cannot do the food and wine justice by describing them. So I would like to thank Caspar and his staff for making the experience so special. I recommend this restaurant to all those who love fantastic food and we look forward to the next visit.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for your thoughtful words about restaurant Vinkeles. It is great to read that you had such a great experience at Vinkeles during Christmas. Casper and the Vinkeles Team are looking forward to welcome you for a next time! More

Hamburg, Germany
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We had a 5 course dinner with the fitting wine menu. A very nice location, very attentive service and a great and creative dining experience provided us with a perfect evening. A definite recommendation.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts about restaurant Vinkeles. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your dinner experience and the 5 course menu with fitting wines. We wish you Happy Holidays! The Vinkeles Team More

London
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

There's a reason this restaurant has a michelin star! The food is delicious, imaginative, service impeccable and well worth a visit....if you can get a table!

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Dear guest, Thank you for sharing you experience with us! We are glad to read that you enjoyed you dinner at restaurant Vinkeles and we will be happy to welcome you for a next time! The Vinkeles Team More

Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Multiple courses with wine pairing, in a lovely location. Food was exquisite, service was outstanding, delivery and presentation was what one would expect from a Michelin star restaurant. Highly recommend when in Amsterdam!!

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Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your thoughts about restaurant Vinkeles! It is great to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you were pleased with the food wine pairings. We hope to welcome you for a next time! The Vinkeles Team More

The Hague, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Despite an excellent service, we were disappointed by the choice of dishes: fresh makerel with cream , I do not need to pay 100 euros the dinner to find good fresh makerel. The amuse and fish were excellent. The meat and desserts were average. A glass of Champagne at 26 euros each !!!!

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

It was a joy. Great fine dishes with great combination of wines. Pleasent and professional service. Mistakes in the win arrangements are turnes into a wine tasting thing. Presentation of the food it top, ingredients super. Really for people with a fine tast or to impress your business partners.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience in restaurant Vinkeles. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the wine food combinations. We will be happy to serve you again. The Vinkeles Team More

Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

went to this restaurant o try this one out good food but really nothing special the only thing special was the bill wauw what a price for just a normal food experience if you want to get of your money eat here

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