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Vinkeles

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
French, Dutch, European, International, Contemporary
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Keizersgracht 384 | The Dylan Amsterdam, 1016 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 5302010
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7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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249 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After reading all these outstanding reviews I knew the restaurant could not live up to the expectations. I mean, come on, everything perfect, from amuse to coffee. No chance. So the amuses arrive - wow. Ok, to be expected. And then the woes continue with the starters, the mains, the deserts. Not even the coffee arrangement failed to wow. Absolutely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came for our wedding anniversary and the food was very very good. The service was attentive and informative. All of the courses were good. It wasn't too rich or heavy. We had the 5 course menu and wine pairing. All of the wines were pleasant enough - I had my first Dutch wine! - and we would definitely go... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went there for a romantic meal and was blown away by the experience. Food was beautifully executed, ambience was stylish without being overpowering and the waiters were knowledgeable without being pompous. Price was high but justified . Watch out for the pavement outside however.. it's still a canal with cobbles

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Allentown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved my meal here! It might be expensive for Amsterdam, but was a bargain compared to what a similar meal would cost in Paris or New York. We got the tasting menu. I am still talking about the first amuse bouche: a pearl on an oyster shell. The dishes were inventive, tasteful, and beautifully presented, the service very attentive, and... More 

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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

It is a pleasure to read that you had an amazing experience and describe our dishes as: "inventive, tasteful and beautifully presented" Would be delighted to welcome you back, The Vinkeles Team. More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is lovely. The food was very good and the service quite attentive. We had the 5 course tasting menu and were quite surprised when the check arrived to discover that two of us who ordered the wagyu beef as one of our five courses were each charged a 55 euro supplement. The waiter mentioned a supplement when we... More 

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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Mr Weiss, Thank you for your overall positive words regarding your diner experience at Restaurant Vinkeles. Regarding your feedback about not mentioning the supplement price, your restaurant host that night, did mention there would be a supplement, however got clear signs that this was not to be said in the company of your guests. We are sorry to hear... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very good experience at Vinkeles. We went there for our wedding anniversary. They gave us a special cake at the end of the meal with a nice message to congratulate us. (The taste of the cake was actually really great for a parting gift standard!) It was indeed a really a nice gesture, which is not necessarily... More 

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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

It is a pleasure to read that you have had an amazing wedding anniversary. Your lovely words are a great motivator and shared with the entire team. Would be delighted to welcome you back for your next anniversary or another visit! The Vinkeles Team More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is simply outstanding in every respect. The nine course-tasting menu is perfect for a special occasion (expect your wallet to weigh less afterwards), The dishes go from good to awesome to out of this world, all simply flabbergasting in presentation, texture and taste.

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Thank Reece-Travology
René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Thank you for your outstanding review on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to read your review calling us; "simply outstanding in every respect"! Love to welcome you back! The Vinkeles team. More 

Cameron Park, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant provides a warm atmosphere and impeccable service. Your table is yours for the evening so plan to take your time. There are only nine tables so you need to reserve in advance. We enjoyed the chefs tasting menu and accompanying wines. Each course was spectacular in flavor and presentation and the wine choices were delightful. Highly recommend this... More 

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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to read that you had a wonderful night! Would be delighted to welcome you back. The Vinkeles team More 

Clarence, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chef Dennis Kuipers deserves another Michelin Star ! Absolutely fabulous experience! If you can score this reservation - its tough - its a must go.

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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Your recommendation is a great motivator and will be shared with the entire team. Looking forward to welcoming you again. The Vinkeles team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vinkeles is one of the best restaurants in the world in my opinion. Service is excellent, and their style of cooking is 'less safe' than most other Michelin star restaurants... Which i like.

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René B, General Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to read that you describe Vinkeles as; 'one of the best restaurants in the world'. We are looking forward to welcoming you again! The Vinkeles team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$99 - $158
Cuisine
French, Dutch, European, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Keizersgracht 384 | The Dylan Amsterdam, 1016 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 5302010
  • This restaurant is at The Dylan
Description
Vinkeles is housed in an old bakery; which was set up in 1787 by the Regents of the Catholic Church, who at the time owned the building. The bakery flourished until 1811 and guests still can see the original ovens, which were discovered intact during restoration work.Echoing the décor of the hotel, Executive Chef Dennis Kuipers’ menu combines the traditional and the modern. The dishes served in Vinkeles show Kuipers’ love of the contemporary French cuisine. He combines the freshest ingredients to produce a menu that is delicious and unique to Vinkeles. In 2009 restaurant Vinkeles was awarded a Michelin star.

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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