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Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen

#420 of 2,467 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Dam Square
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Spuistraat 294-302, 1012VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
0031-20 530 40 60
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen is situated in 5 17th Century houses. The...
Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen is situated in 5 17th Century houses. The restaurant is decorated with many antique objects from the 17,18th and 19th Century. You will find amongst others 4 original etchings of Rembrandt, rare Glassware from the 17th Century and original Delft Blue tiles from the 17th and 18th Century. A romantic dinner for 2 in one of our cosy corners is possible, just as a private dining or large (business) dinners
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Experience of old

The house the restaurant is in has history and it is hanging on the walls as a collection from its eccentric owner. They have different rooms each with a different feel - don't eat on the first floor if you get vertigo as the floors are not straight and the when we went up we felt awkward. The food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Dubai
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Dubai
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The house the restaurant is in has history and it is hanging on the walls as a collection from its eccentric owner. They have different rooms each with a different feel - don't eat on the first floor if you get vertigo as the floors are not straight and the when we went up we felt awkward. The food was... More 

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Dear guest, Thank you for posting a review on Tripadvisor and sharing with the Tripadvisor community. Great you rate us 4 out of 5, much appreciated. We hope we may welcoming you soon again in our restaurant. Kind regards from Amsterdam! Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

Gjovik, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great location, but entrance is difficult to find. Great interior. We ordered a four course menu with wine (they will not tell you what you get) ... Small plates, but everyting together was was pleny.. Did definetly not leave hungry...

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your review with the Tripadvisor community, much appreciated. The portions are indeed not too big of the monthy menu. We know from experience that serving these portions in a 4 (or more course menu) is enough to leave the restaurant satisfied. We hope we may welcome you soon again in our restaurant! All the... More 

Westfield, Massachusetts
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414 reviews 414 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Plenty of ambiance, amiable waitstaff, and most importantly excellent cooking made this a perfect place for us to visit (four couples embarking the next day on a river cruise). I had been to this restaurant about 20 years ago and it has successfully transitioned from a traditional pub style restaurant into an establishment with higher culinary aspirations. Because we were... More 

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank your for your visit and thank you for taking the time posting a review on Tripadvisor. Well noticed by you and thank you for pointing out; we indeed have changed our style of cooking about 7 years ago. As most of our guests are from abroad we have chosen for international well known dishes with some Dutch... More 

Montreal, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We opted for the early bird special. The menu was interesting if not always to our liking. The ambiance is perfect for that special dinning experience. Must go at least once in a lifetime.

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your visit and thank you for sharing your experience in our restaurant on Tripadvisor! Thank you also for recommendig us to future guests, much appreciated. Kind regards from sunny Amsterdam, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

Overland Park, Kansas, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

With nine intimate dining areas all sumptuously for shed with antiques dating from the Dutch golden age, we enjoyed the best ambience, tasteful food and nice wine pairings, and still averaged about 30-35$@. Original Rembrandt sketches overlooked our table, and at precisely 8 pm on their equivalent of Veterans Day, the staff, patrons and entire city stopped for a few... More 

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear Five Flies visitor, Thank you very much for taking the time posting a review on Tripadvisor. Also thank you for your kind words and rating us 5 out of 5. The 2 minute silence every year still gives me goosebumps. I hope we may welcome you again in the near future in our restaurant. All the best from Amsterdam,... More 

Chandler, Arizona
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100 reviews 100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had dinner here with friends. The ambiance of the restaurant is very historical, in a high-end refined way rather than a rustic way. The restaurant was created out of five old 1600's homes. The wallpaper looks like colored embossed leather. Our part of the dining room was decorated with five Rembrandt etchings. Another section of the restaurant had a... More 

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Somerset, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We are very excited to be coming to the Five Flies on Tuesday, May 5. I came here exactly 60 years ago when I was biking around Europe with youth hostel as a teenager and am now finally having the opportunity to return. Bill Speiden

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for posting a review and thank you for having dinner at our restaurant again. If I am correct the interior of the restaurant has not changed much since your last visit. :-) I hope you had a great evening again and enjoyed food, service and our beautiful interior. All the best from Amsterdam! Albert Veerman Food... More 

Foster City Ca
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

My wife and I took our grandson and girl friend out to dinner here during our trip to Amsterdam March 25 - 27. Set in a group of buildings dating primarily from the 17th century, the "5 Flies" offers up a warm, inviting restaurant experience. Two of us added a "Wine Flight" to our meals and found the food and... More 

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear Five Flies visitor, Thank your for having dinner in our restaurant and thank you for rating us 5 out of 5, excellent! Nice to read you enjoyed our restaurant, gives us joy. I hope we may welcome you again in the near future in our restaurant. All the best from Amsterdam, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

North worcestershire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

A friend and I turned up on the off chance of getting a table for the early bird deal at 18.00 We were lucky to be able to try the set menu. The food was excellent and although there was no choice the three courses were all superb and both the white and red house wines were super. Although we... More 

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear Five Flies visitor, Thank you for visiting our restaurant and thank you for posting a review on Tripadvisor! Nice to read you enjoyed our Early Bird dinner! In fact, the pate of poultry is my favorite dish of the menu! :-) All the best from Amsterdam, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We dined at the d'Vijff Vliegen on 20th April. It was definitely one of the best meals we've had. The chef's choice menu comes with five, six or seven courses - we went for five, which was plenty. Matching wine is served with each course. It's expensive but good value compared with dining off the a la carte and ordering... More 

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your review on Tripadvisor, much appreciated! Also thank you for having chosen our restaurant to celebrate your wedding anniversary. We hope we may welcome you soon again in our restaurant. Kind regards from Amsterdam, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spuistraat 294-302, 1012VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Dam Square
  • Neighborhood: Dam Square
  • Phone Number: 0031-20 530 40 60

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 67
  • Cuisine: Dutch

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic

Description

Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen is situated in 5 17th Century houses. The restaurant is decorated with many antique objects from the 17,18th and 19th Century. You will find amongst others 4 original etchings of Rembrandt, rare Glassware from the 17th Century and original Delft Blue tiles from the 17th and 18th Century. A romantic dinner for 2 in one of our cosy corners is possible, just as a private dining or large (business) dinners
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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