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“There's a reason why there's a line...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vlaams Friteshuis Vleminckx

Vlaams Friteshuis Vleminckx
Voetboogstraat 31-33, 1012 XK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 54787000
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Ranked #82 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $2 - $4
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Vleminckx the Sausmeester (sauce master) is located in Amsterdam since 1957. Vleminckx sells Belgium fries and is specialized in 25 types of sauces. For over 55 years the Sauce master stands for quality, sells home-made fries and that nowadays is unique. Many locals and tourist visit this spot in the city centre of Amsterdam. We are known for the many different sauces which can be chosen at the paper cornet Belgium fries.
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“There's a reason why there's a line...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Came with my wife in Saturday. It was raining so there was no line... Otherwise expect to wait...

Fries were delicious, fresh fried and you can slather an assortment of different sauces and toppings. Be prepared to order what you want once you get to the counter, they serve fast and expect an order from you ASAP.

Highly recommend putting mayo on fries... You can stand around the storefront and eat their fries right there. Otherwise you can step back into the mall that's next to this restaurant counter and eat in there (however, the mall does have signs saying you can't eat fries inside but it's a good spot to get away from the rain...)

Visited August 2014
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“Some things never change”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Is 4.50 EURO expensive for a bag of chips? Yes perhaps, but these chips make all the difference. These are tasty, fresh (there is always a queue) and I think they've achieved some kind of cult status? I don't know what tjey fry them in but they are fried at least twice and are very crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, just like chips should be. THey serve nothing but chips here, and a few softdrinks. This is basically a tiny takeaway. Nowhere to sit in Voetbogenstraat, I tend to wander tot eh Spui and the little square with benches then soak up all that grease with a beer in one of the terrace pubs in Spuistraat. You have to try at least once. They're open daily but close quite early, so get there before they're all gone.

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“Best fries by miles!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Nice former window, now a shop (just for the law) :)
The best fries in town, amazing!!
The owner is really funny!
Go and eat them!!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“overated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Don't know what the fuzz is about ... when we asked to have the fries without salt they just threw them back in to get the salt off ...
A place like this should know better.

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“Simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Having a long history of frites enjoyment, we asked our Dutch relatives which shop was the best in Amsterdam. Hands down, this was their recommendation and it did not disappoint. They have an enormous selection of sauces to choose from (Oorlog or Mayo being our favorites). But the best part is actually the fries, which are super crispy on the outside, and perfectly soft on the inside. If you go for a small portion, you'll be left wanting more, not because the portions are too small, but because the fries are just that good. It's on a small side street just off the Heiligeweg, very close to Kalverstraat. Don't miss it.

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