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Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen

#128 of 2,822 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Centrum
Dutch, European, French
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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
Good food and nice ambience

Visited Amsterdam with my dad. Had a set lunch made up of chicken salad, cod as the main dish and truffle ice cream. The food was tasty, the owner of the restaurant was very hospitable and the ambience was also cosy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
malcolml308
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Amsterdam with my dad. Had a set lunch made up of chicken salad, cod as the main dish and truffle ice cream. The food was tasty, the owner of the restaurant was very hospitable and the ambience was also cosy.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner as it was near our hotel and also got assorted mentions online in 'Top 20' lists. We opted for a set menu and the food was very good. Goats cheese salad to start followed by cod then something unhealthy but tasty then cheese. All the course were to a high standard as was the wine. The... More 

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

Dear appreciated guest, Thank you for taking the time posting a review and thank you for rating us 4 out of 5. Good to read you enjoyed the food and wine. January is a strange month for us, sometimes fully booked, sometimes half occupied. Nevertheless we always strive to provide all our guests a enjoyable evening in a great and... More 

Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were sitting in the Euro Pub in Dam Square having an expensive Beer thinking of somewhere to eat. I messaged a Dutch friend of mine for a recommendation and he sent us directions to the 'Five Flies'....he used to work there as teenager! After a 10 to 15 min walk we arrived and were greeted and escorted to a... More 

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

Dear valued guest, Thank you for having visited our restaurant and thank you for your kind words regarding dinner in our restaurant! Pleasure to read you had a enjoyable evening in our restaurant. We hope to welcoming you soon again in our restaurant. Kind regards, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as part of a large group, so not necessarily fair to judge, but nothing to complain about. The food was good, and the service was fine, with the waiting staff all working hard and trying to please. There was a bit too much of an effort to upsell. Interesting building.

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Thank jeff1894
AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for having dinner in our restaurant and thank you for your feedback. We indeed try to upsell, but this should not be experienced in a negative way by our guests. So please do accept my apologies for that. (can you let me know which date you ate, so I can look who was your waiter and... More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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309 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on recommendation of some Dutch friends. This is one of those restaurants which could be really stuffy, but is so not. As soon as you walk in the door the welcome is perfect. The restaurant is stunning (wonderful thick doors/ beams, etc). Would have loved to explore further. Food really excellent. Goats cheese mousse and poultry pate delicious... More 

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

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London, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place, beautiful service and beautiful food. We booked out table for 9pm, Sadly my flight ran a little late and we did not get to the restaurant until 9.45. We were worried that we were to late to enjoy our meal. When we arrived the lovely lady said that they were pleased we had made it! It... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your extensive review, kind words and a big thank you for rating us 5 out of 5. I certainly will pass your compliments to my colleague Chantal. She welcomed you at the beginning of the evening. A review like yours makes us proud and confirms that we are on the right path in providing great... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3,051 reviews
1,936 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We opted for the early bird 3 course menu and it delivered on every course. Well presented food with such lovely attention to seasoning. Service was great without being too OTT. We felt looked after without feeling claustrophobic Nice place. Good excuse to get dressed up for dinner

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

Dear valued Five Flies guest, Thank you for posting a review on TA. Nice to read you rate our early menu as good value for money, thank you for that!. All the best from Amsterdam, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3,062 reviews
2,321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 948 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every now and again my twin brother and i love to treat ourselves to a really nice restaurant and D'VIJFF VLIEGHEN is one such restaurant that tick's all the boxes. In an area that is packed with great pub's,bar's and restaurant's the D'Vijff Vlieghen ( The Five Flies ) is a stand out restaurant that is spread out over five... More 

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

Dear appreciated guest, Thank you for taking the time writing such a nice and extensive review regarding your visit. Also a big thank you rating us 5 out of 5. Great to read you and your brother had a lovely meal in our restaurant. I hope we may welcoming you soon again! All the best from Amsterdam, Albert Veerman Food... More 

London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went for a business dinner, very elegant, nice set up, good food and great service Will most likely go back next time I am in town

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time posting a review and sharing it on Tripadvisor. We are proud to read you and your guests had a nice evening and are willing to return to our restaurant. We hope to welcoming you soon again! Kind regards, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

Stavanger, Norway
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at this restaurant on a couple of occasions and would highly recommend it. The Food and selection is very good, but it is the interior and the restaurant itself which makes it a special experience. Even if I had been having a meal all on my own, I would enjoy it - just looking around at all... More 

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

Dear Five Flies guest, Thank you for having visited our restaurant several times and thank you for your most kind words, which we appreciate very much indeed! I hope we may welcome you soon again! 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>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: 0031-20 530 40 60

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 68
  • Cuisine: Dutch, European, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions

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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