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Vinkeles

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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
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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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
One of Top Dining Experiences We've Ever Had

It was our last night of a two week vacation. Amex had booked us in The Dylan, their package included an 85 Euro credit toward dinner, and we thought, "why not?" We were expecting hotel food, not fine dining. To say we were pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. We were "blown away," not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Atlanta, Georgia
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It was our last night of a two week vacation. Amex had booked us in The Dylan, their package included an 85 Euro credit toward dinner, and we thought, "why not?" We were expecting hotel food, not fine dining. To say we were pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. We were "blown away," not only by the food but by... More 

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

Dear Guest, Wow! Thank you very much for your fantastic review! Your enthousiasm and kind words are truly heartwarming to the whole Vinkeles Team. We love to read that the concluding evening to your holiday was a success! We would love to welcome you again someday! Warm wishes, The Vinkeles Team More 

Sydney, Australia
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203 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The first thing you take in as you venture into the Vinkeles culinary journey is the setting, the historic aspects of the building really give a feeling of old world charm. I had the tasting menu and each course was both exquisitely presented but also flavorful in a way to keep your palate dancing with pleasure. I have tried most... More 

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

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your great review and for taking the time to share it here on Tripadvisor! We are indeed lucky to have the restaurant situated in such a rich historical site, the old ovens that are still visable suprise us everyday again, in a good way of course! We are please that you enjoyed the menu! We... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Delicious and amazing food, atmosphere and Service!! Me and my Family (including 2 children aged 7 and 15) still remember the excellent taste and service! Great!!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kidn review here on Tripadvisor! It is a pleasure to read that you and your family enjoyed dinner at Restaurant Vinkeles. We hope to welcome you again someday! Kindest regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

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

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words! And a big thank you for recomending us! We look forward to the pleaure of welcoming you again as our guest. Best regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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

Dear Guest Thank you very much for your kind review! What a pleasure to read that you chose Vinkeles as the place to celebrate your birthday !! Great to read that you still recall the dessert! We would love to welcome you again. Kindest regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

New York City, New York
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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67 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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
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, International, Contemporary

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?