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Restaurant De Vrienden van Jacob

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Duin en Kruidbergerweg 60, 2071 LE Santpoort-Noord, Velsen, The Netherlands
31 023 512 18 00
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The meal of Rembrandt's quality!

One may go to see classic paintings in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum. But you may also to visit Jacob's Friends to see and to taste very special meals of Rembrqandt's quality. The servicemans and ladies were very much involved in the selection of our dishes. They also have explained the details of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Medard L
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Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

One may go to see classic paintings in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum. But you may also to visit Jacob's Friends to see and to taste very special meals of Rembrqandt's quality. The servicemans and ladies were very much involved in the selection of our dishes. They also have explained the details of these dishes. We have received the services of the... More 

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Amsterdam
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290 reviews 290 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We were here before, but in a weekend with a full house. Now it was on a Tuesday and it was quiet. It meant full attention of the staff (but not overbearing) - which was actually not unlike the first time. So: all nights would be good! The reception was warm in all respects, in front of the huge fireplace,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Allow the chef to establish the menu - it was gourmet and wonderful! Eating in the formal dining room of this wonderful historic manor home reminds you why Continental Style is so special!

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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116 reviews 116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had booked in the conservatory as usual, not so much for the view, because it is too dark in the evening to see the beautiful garden and pond, but because we the ambiance is very pleasant here. In summer, the conservatory is a must! The dishes were again real paintings (as they advertise their cooking) and after a delicious... More 

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BernardLensink, General Manager at Restaurant De Vrienden van Jacob, responded to this review

Dear Johan17, Thank you very much for your visit to restaurant De Vrienden van Jacob at Duin & Kruidberg Country Estate. I am very glad to read that you again experienced our restaurant and hotel and that you truely enjoyed the dishes, service and ambiance. Did you know, that all rooms in the classical part of the Estate are different... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We dined here last night and had a really good meal. The food was Top and the wine pairings were very good..we only where not sure about one of the matches but not to fault. What we found missing was a connection with the wait staff and thus the restaurant. This is a young team and not to fault that,... More 

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BernardLensink, General Manager at Restaurant De Vrienden van Jacob, responded to this review

Dear Blaine H, Thank you very much for reviewing restaurant De Vrienden van Jacob at Duin & Kruidberg Country Estate. I am sorry to hear, that there seemed to be a lack of service flow during your visit in our restaurant. I will discuss this with our team, so we can learn from it. Thank you for the compiment about... More 

Spring, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had the most amazing server for our dinner. We sat in the large dining room over looking the outdoor garden - probably one of the most picturesque dining experiences I have had. The food & wine were both amazing. An experience not to miss if visiting the area.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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291 reviews 291 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We ate a beautiful long dinner here with my wife to celebrate her first Mother's Day (with the baby sleeping in our hotel room in the same building – we had a challenge with the baby monitor range but were served food in the hall as a solution, it was actually a great private dining experience). We were very impressed... More 

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Evelien H, Public Relations Manager at Restaurant De Vrienden van Jacob, responded to this review

Dear Lassik, Thank you very much for writing this nice review about your experience in our restaurant! Have a wonderful week and thank you for staying with us! Kind regards, Evelien Hendrikse, Management Assistant More 

Holland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

As said in earlier reviews the location is an old family house of a member of the VOC. So location wise a nice place. The surrounding pond and garden is a nice place to take a short walk. The restaurant has a very young staff while in some places this is not good but here it works out perfectly. My... More 

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Dongen
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The restaurant is situated in a very beautiful, old mansion: Duin en Kruidberg: the largest family house of the Netherlands! The atmosphere in the restaurant is quite "upperclass". The food is what you expect from a Michelin 1 star restaurant. The staff is quite formal.

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Amsterdam
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

The building in which the restaurant is situated is a hotel, is a lovely old ‘landhuis’ an old stately mansion with and old fashioned garden en a stunning view mature trees and a pond. In the summer you can sit in the garden for drinks and food wich is served by Denk, the other restaurant that is housed in this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Duin en Kruidbergerweg 60, 2071 LE Santpoort-Noord, Velsen, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Velsen  >  Santpoort-Noord
  • Phone Number: 31 023 512 18 00

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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