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$84 - $148
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French, European, International, Contemporary
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Dinner
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Grachtengordel-West
0.2 miles from Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
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The stylish Vinkeles is housed in what was once the bakery of an 18C Roman Catholic almshouse. Wooden and stone remnants merge seamlessly with tasteful...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to this restaurant and we wondered again, how come that this restaurant hasn’t earned its 2nd Michelin star yet ! The venue is super beautiful and luxurious, the staff and service are impeccable. The food is out of this world where we...enjoyed every single bite and dish Vinkeles is all about art, excellence and dedication to ingredients and creativity Can wait for our next visitMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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The Dylan Amsterdam, General Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Elesseily, First and foremost, a warm thank you on behalf of the entire team for your kind words. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the atmosphere in restaurant Vinkeles, and that you were able to receive the impeccable service we always aim...More

Reviewed May 3, 2022 via mobile

I booked a table for 8 to celebrate my birthday with my family visiting from abroad. I got the attached email confirming my reservation and asking me to please arrive on time. When we arrived with the whole group there was no reservation. The manager...came out and tried to argue that the email I received saying my reservation was confirmed, was in reality not a final reservation, and that she could see on her system that someone had contacted me. Unfortunately no one did. Not a single email or phone call. A Michelin star should be way more than what happens in the kitchen. It’s about service and customer experience. This restaurant definitely does not deserve a star. Thank you for ruining my 45th birthday dinner.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed December 10, 2021

Due to the lockdown in Amsterdam, our original dinner reservation of 7pm became 5pm, and then eventually a late lunch at 1.30pm. The restaurant handled these developments very well and kept us updated all the way. The food was how we remembered it to be,...well executed and special mention to the pigeon dish that was as tender and delicious as it was when we had it years ago. The food and wine pairing offered excellent value and I would strongly recommend the diner partakes in this. Service was warm without being intrusive; we left happy and full and will definitely be back the next time we pass through Amsterdam.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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The Dylan Amsterdam, General Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2021

Dear Guest, We are very pleased with your compliments. We do our utmost to provide the best service in these times. The team of Restaurant Vinkeles thanks you very much and looks forward to welcoming you back whenever you are in Amsterdam! With kind regards,...More

Reviewed October 23, 2021 via mobile

Considering that we are talking about a 1 star restaurant, we had a really disappointing experience. Main problem, our table was outside the main room, close to the stairs/exit, with the waiters turning their backs on us and continuously passing by our table talking and...coordinating. We made the reservation 2 months before, so this was non acceptable. When we told them about the uncomfortable situation they replied telling us that one was one of the best tables, far from the noise. Not acceptable at all as an answer, apologies would have been better. The service for a 1 star was below the average, a waiter made funny comments on our empty plates 3 times, again not acceptable. Food: few great dishes and many other really even not sufficient...on average a lot below expectations. Would I suggest this restaurant? Not at all, in Amsterdam there are 1 star restaurants much better than this one.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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The Dylan Amsterdam, General Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback. We greatly appreciate your words and will share them in our team. Would you like to contact us via email at sales@dylanamsterdam.com? We would like to discuss your experience. We look forward to hearing from you....More

Reviewed October 10, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely delicious, creative food and they catered thoughtfully for my no fish/seafood requirements. The room is beautiful - I think it is an old bakery and some of the features have been preserved. Definitely a place for a special occasion and a memorable meal. I...will definitely go back!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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The Dylan Amsterdam, General Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2021

Dear Lisa Jane, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review. It is a pleasure to welcome you to Restaurant Vinkeles and we are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your experience! We are already looking forward to your...More

Reviewed September 23, 2021

This was our second visit to Vinkeles and wanted to see if its still as good as 4 years ago. We were blown away again. 3 amuses and 6 courses - all very nice and flavorful. We liked the first 2 courses the most -...the wine pairing was 101% on the spot there. The sommelier explains each wine in detail without rushing it. Vinkeles compares very favorably against other 1-star places we have dined in.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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The Dylan Amsterdam, General Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words! We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your visit to Restaurant Vinkeles again. We will share your compliments with our team and we hope to welcome you again in the near future! With...More

Reviewed September 10, 2021

We had the opportunity to be at restaurant Vinkeles for a 6 gang menu experience. The plates served by the chef and its team were simply delicious , the service excellent, the stuff friendly and the atmosphere unique. We are highly recommending to book a...table the next time you visit Amsterdam.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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The Dylan Amsterdam, General Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed our service and the experience in Restaurant Vinkeles. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future! With kind regards, René Bornmann General Manager The...More

Reviewed December 6, 2020

We had the 7 course chef's menu yesterday and we had an awesome evening. Really knowledgeable staff, superfriendly and great service. The dishes were well balanced and exciting. Great local produce too! Wine pairing was spot on! Really an evening to remember!

Date of visit: December 2020
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The Dylan Amsterdam, General Manager at Restaurant Vinkeles, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for writing your review. It is wonderful to read you enjoyed diner in our Restaurant Vinkeles. We will share your compliments within our team and we are looking forward to your return. With kind regards, Natasja Noorlander Maître Restaurant Vinkeles

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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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

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ambersmith2499
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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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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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Restaurant Vinkeles is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5