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Restaurant Vermeer

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Prins Hendrikkade 59-72 (NH Barbizon Palace Hotel), 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-556-4885
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
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  • 4
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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
Not just a meal but a whole evening of entertainment!

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The amuse bouche were elegant, not run-of-the-mill and just kept on coming. We also enjoyed watching the savoury ice cream being made tableside with many theatrics and plenty of nitrogen! The wines were intelligently chosen and again, not the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Betty A
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North Shields, United Kingdom
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London
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food was amazing, but the sommelier was disappointing. He matched a wine with a main course that we did not have. The menu changed the week before. For a michelin star restaurant this is unacceptable. His choice of wines were more than once poor in my opinion. Would not go again.

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The amuse bouche were elegant, not run-of-the-mill and just kept on coming. We also enjoyed watching the savoury ice cream being made tableside with many theatrics and plenty of nitrogen! The wines were intelligently chosen and again, not the standard stuff, so it was fascinating to hear the sommelier talk about them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We dined from the à la carte menu on a Monday evening. The restaurant was surprisingly full. I enjoyed a delicious 3 courses of lobster with rhubarb, rib eye for main course and chocolate tart for dessert. The food was fantastic, flavoursome and perfectly cooked. In addition the kitchen send out numerous tastes: milk-bread with dukkah, salted rhubarb with cheese... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Went there for an anniversary and it exceeded my expectations. Yes, the food is amazing as one would expect in such a fine dining establishment. What made it stand out even more for me was the staff. Semi casually dressed, they were great with hitting the right note with all the tables. My girlfriend and myself enjoyed the explanations from... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

For such a highly touted restaurant, our expectation were high but at the end the food choices were peculiar and the service uber slow. The food was somewhat bland. My vegetable casserole was not a casserole at all but a salad with some cooked and some raw vegetables. The fish and scallops were almost sushi style and not as flavorful.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The staff here are passionate about their work, and it shows in the quality of service and the inspired menu. For a change, we chose 'a la carte' rather than the degustation menu, and we were well rewarded. After a variety of imaginative apetizers, we chose the 'signature' entree of Vegetable Casserole which is truly remarkable and deserves a much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Restaurant Vermeer is in a prime location, located next to NH Barbizon Palace Hotel, and right across from Amsterdam Centraal. It was our first night in Amsterdam, after crossing 4 European countries, 6 different cities, with so many sublime meals, we were not only tired, but also spoiled, not as curious and eagerly looking forward to another fine dining. However,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

From start to finish, a HUGE disappointment. Ambiance was sterile, service was pretentious, food was average and the bill was astronomical. We have been in absolutely wonderful restaurants in Amsterdam with phenomenal food, atmosphere, service and value. This was MOST DEFINITELY not one of them. The whole experience was incredibly depressing as we knew what we were missing out on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Came here for my birthday and what a treat...absolutely elegant and attentive service. The food was incredible and I would love to return, hopefully it will be around for years because my wife and I regularly reminisce about this restaurant.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Our son booked the chef's table at the Vermeer for our 40th wedding anniversary and I can truthfully say that after 15 courses and 10 pairings of wine that this was the best meal experience we have ever had. We didn't know what to expect and when we were taken through the dining room directly to a counter in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prins Hendrikkade 59-72 (NH Barbizon Palace Hotel), 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: 020-556-4885

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 33
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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