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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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent service and fantastic food

The restaurant is located in what looks like a castle, but used to be the largest private residence in the Netherlands. This 1 Michelin star restaurant is set in a classic and elegant ambience. We chose a 6-course dinner, which was absolutely phenomenal. Just like you would expect in a star... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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English first
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The restaurant is located in what looks like a castle, but used to be the largest private residence in the Netherlands. This 1 Michelin star restaurant is set in a classic and elegant ambience. We chose a 6-course dinner, which was absolutely phenomenal. Just like you would expect in a star restaurant, the staff was very knowledgeable and knew precise... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I had dinner here during a company meeting recently and I thoroughly enjoyed the prix fixe menu provided. There was one course after the other of deliciously creative food. Fantastic!

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The Netherlands
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Exquisite food and wine and excellent service! The restaurant is situated in an old mansion with a beautiful garden. This gives it a very nice and classy ambiance. We were happy to sit in the conservatory which had a lovely view over the garden. The staff is very attentive.

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Absolutely wonderful! Excellent service. The food is beautifully presented, in a fairly original and creative way and is exquisite. We had the three course dinner with wine pairing. Each wine accompanied our dishes perfectly. That Michelin star is well deserved! If you are a gourmet looking for some delicate and tasty food in a lovely setting, this is the place.

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Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 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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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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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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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