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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
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 147
    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
Stunning meal!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
ilovepeas111
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
65 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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15 reviews 15 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
93 reviews 93 reviews
59 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 

Barnes
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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René B, The Vinkeles Team at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your most kind review here on Tripadvisor. It was our pleasure hosting you for dinner in Restaurant Vinkeles and we look very forward to your return! Kind regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

Tokyo, Japan
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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René B, Vinkeles Team at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind message here on Tripadvisor! We hope you look back on a pleasant Christmas lunch. We look forward welcoming you back. Kindest regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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 

Singapore
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

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 

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?