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The stylish Vinkeles is housed in the former 18C bakery of the Roman Catholic “Old & Poor People’s Office”. The historic wood and stone complement its ...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Very comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
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Awarded a Michelin Star since 2009. 17.5/20 Gault Millau. Restaurant Vinkeles is a unique dining destination located in the true heart of Amsterdam, located in a former 18th century bakery. The historic and intimately designed setting forms the perfect backdrop in which to enjoy the passion and creativity of the Vinkeles team. Since the restaurant’s 2006 beginning, Executive Chef Dennis Kuipers and Chef de Cuisine Jurgen van der Zalm have each shaped Restaurant Vinkeles in their own way. On a never-ending quest to bring out the flavors, pureness and character of premium ingredients, both have elevated their kitchen to the highest level of cuisine imaginable. Echoing the refined décor of the
PRICE RANGE
$95 - $166
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
French, European, International, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed July 21, 2020 via mobile

At the level we expect from a Michelin-starred restaurant. The menu is daring and Asian-inspired. Could be a bit too eclectic for a classic palate though.

Date of visit: July 2020
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THEDYLANAMSTERDAM, General Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your experiences. Hopefully, we may welcome you in the future at Restaurant Vinkeles. With kind regards, René Bornmann General Manager The Dylan Amsterdam

Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

The venue is beautiful, warm and elegant at the same time, staff is polite, helpful and not intruding. Modern cuisine with a wild flair, tasting menu rich of flavors, it was such a delight to end our trip at this amazing restaurantMore

Date of visit: December 2019
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Audryv_12, General Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2020

Dear Elesseily Thank you for taking the time to write this review about restaurant Vinkeles. I will pass on the compliments to the chef and the rest of the team. They will love to hear your kind words after the difficult time of being closed...More

Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

We have just celebrated my wife’s birthday at Vinkeles and had a lovely evening. The staff were very welcoming and attended to us with friendliness without being overbearing. The food was fantastic and the dish combinations were inspired - I would never have considered serving...chocolate with paté! The wine choice was varied and complemented the food well. I would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Audryv_12, General Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020

Dear Europe_kb, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about restaurant Vinkeles. I will pass on the compliments to the chef and the rest of the team. It was our pleasure to have you in the restaurant to celebrate your wife's birthday....More

Reviewed February 11, 2020

I had an amazing experience in Vinkeles, tasting a modern interpretation of Viking gastronomy. The restaurant itself is a beautiful place, full of style and elegance.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Audryv_12, General Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020
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Beste Pedro S, Dank u wel voor uw beoordeling over restaurant Vinkeles. Hopelijk kunnen wij u in de nabije toekomst...More

Reviewed January 29, 2020

I cannot say enough about this incredible restaurant. It is the most amazing feast for all of your senses. I have eaten here a few times in the last two years and have always walked away feeling wonderful. From stepping foot inside to leaving you...are made to feel special. The restaurant is beautiful, the service first class and the food divine. Watching the staff is like watching a beautiful conducted orchestra, it is seamless, smooth and unobtrusive. The food is outstanding and always a mouthwatering surprise. This is my favourite restaurant ever, I have eaten in some amazing restaurants around the world but this is the one I keep coming back to.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Audryv_12, General Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2020

Dear Mandie1, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor about your experiences in restaurant Vinkeles! What a beautiful review it is! I will pass on the compliments to the team and hopefully we can welcome you again in the near...More

Reviewed November 23, 2019

I thought the food was good and the service was excellent. Hotel is next door so I couldn't ask for more

Date of visit: November 2019
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The Dylan A, Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2019

Dear Labourer1221, Thank you for your review about restaurant Vinkeles on Tripadvisor. It was our pleasure to welcome you. Hopefully we can welcome you another time. Kind regards, Tiffany Kensmil

Reviewed November 7, 2019 via mobile

Excellent, knowledgable service & accommodated our 'special requests' (no meat or shellfish) without any fuss. Added fish courses to the vegetarian tasting menu for us. The meal was well balanced & delicious. The amuse bouche were even tailored to us and the extra touches -...bread & chocolates, sweets with coffee - were a delight. Highly recommend this restaurantMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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The Dylan A, Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2019

Dear Lisa171060, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor about restaurant Vinkeles. I will give the complements to the team. It was our pleasure to welcome you again! Hopefully we will see you in the near future. Kind regards, Tiffany...More

Reviewed November 4, 2019

My fifth time at the Vinkeles and its a treat every time. The atmosphere is wonderful. Lot's of people, but everyone speaks softly and you would never know that there are several patrons. The staff is incredibly attentive. In the past the food has been...picture worthy, but this time while it was still very good, I am not sure I saw anything "picture" worthy or that I had not seen before. The wine was excellent and the chef's tasting menu while pricey (Euro 145 pp for chef's tasting menu), was still very good. Did not enjoy the pigeon however and we should have paid an extra Euro 60 to get the Wagyu beef option.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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The Dylan A, Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2019

Dear Pacifist206, Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your fifth time with us. It was our pleasure to have you and the next time we will give you an extra reminder about the Wagyu A5. Hopefully we will see each...More

Reviewed October 22, 2019 via mobile

I’m in heaven. It’s a trip on the road to food heaven. Service levels are at the tip of the scale, the world should note this place. Reservations are essential. Every dish is a surprise! I’d love to take the whole family but must say...my daughter loved the attention. Aspects of gluten-free dietary requirements we had mentioned in advance were known to both the kitchen and the staff. Very impressive. If I can, I'll be back! Thank you!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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The Dylan A, Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2019

Dear Y0740BXmarkb, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review op Tripadvisor. It was our pleasure to welcome you and your daughter all the way from South Africa. Hopefully we can welcome your whole family the next time! Kind regards, Tiffany Kensmil

Reviewed October 19, 2019

We were looking forward with friends to a Michelin star experience. The location and welcome were very promising. We ordered a bottle of wine for the aperitif. So far it was ok. When we got the menu card we wanted the lamb with 3 of...us at the table. When we were about to order the waitress came to tell us that there was no lamb available anymore. She didn’t offer us an alternative and it was sold out? Why not yelling at the moment she brought us the menucard. Michelin level ?? As well at the reservation they knew we had one person who didn’t eat fish so with 5 mains on the menu ( 3 x fish) there was not much left to choose. As we asked for an alternative they reacted irritated and very unprofessional. We ordered finally our menus and asked the sommelier for some advice as we had different types of food. Her brilliant advice : “ just drink what you like” , we tried again, white or red wine?. Again her response was the same: you should just drink what you like to drink and there is no wine that matches with all’ As experienced travellers and lovers of wine and food we know this but that is were the sommelier has a task. So unfortunately she didn’t give us the expected Michelin star experience. Also one of the desserts, the soufflé went wrong, broke on the plate. They made a new one but it was the attitude of the staff which was very rude, annoying, arrogant and gave us a bad experience. Never again coming to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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The Dylan A, Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2019

Dear _family_coenen, Thank you for taking your time to write a review on Tripadvisor about restaurant Vinkeles. We are very sorry to hear that your visit was such a disappointment. Especially when you were looking forward to a Michelin experience with your friends. We are...More

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ambersmith2499
March 20, 2018|
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Response from Stretch279 | Reviewed this property |
If you have booked then you should be ok. Weekends as ever get booked up in advance but I have eaten there three times with no issues on reservations.
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April 19, 2017|
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Response from Simonsimon62 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you contact the restaurant.
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Response from Nisha A |
In general there is no tiping in Amsterdam because there is usually a service charge. However, if one really likes the service, which is amazing at Vinkeles, one can chose to tip.
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