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Vinkeles

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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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Cypress, California
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178 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We were alsolutely charmed by this beautiful restaurant in an 18th Century poorhouse. The ambiance is charming and the dining room with its original bakery ovens is well set up and the tables are sufficiently separated. Caspar, the maitre d' and Marco the sommelier were most welcoming. Caspar was everywhere and made certain our experience was perfect. We had dined... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to wright us a review, here on Tripadvisor. It is a pleasure to read that you describe your evening in Vinkeles as a perfect and memorable experience. We are happy to read your positive words too about the staff, the ambiance and charm of our dining room. We hope you give us... More 

Norway
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The service was excellent from start to finish. The food was fantastic, beautifully presented and great taste, we had the 5-course meal and each dish was perfect. The same goes for all the complementary dishes from the chef - and there were many. Very attentive waiters, and a great atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Thank BeritB
René B, Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for this positive review and for recommending us actively! It is our pleasure to read that you enjoyed our service, food and atmosphere so much. We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again. Kind Regards, The Vinkeles Team. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

WOW. After waiting nearly 6 weeks for a booking, we were fortunate to get a cancellation table and it was worth it. I wanted to make it a special night to celebrate our anniversary and surprise my partner, as we were going to be in Amsterdam. Casper, the restaurant manager welcomed us and went to great lengths explaining the menu... More 

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1 Thank ray c
René B, Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write us this wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We love to hear that you have chosen Vinkeles for this special celebration and we are glad we could offer you a table last minute. Your kind words about the food, Chef and Maitre, food-wine pairing and service are highly appreciated and shared with... More 

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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is one of the best I've ever visited. We stayed at the Dylan hotel, wich also was great, so we didnt have to walk far for this dinner(it is in the same building, Vinkeles is actually the hotel restsurant) We had one dinner and two breakfasts here, and from the begynnende to the end-it was amazing! Champagne, fresh... More 

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Thank Carina O
René B, Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a wonderful review! It is a true pleasure to read that you loved our dressed plates, the flavours of the food, atmosphere, service and describe your entire stay as amazing. It would be lovely to welcome you again someday. Warm regards, René Bornmann & The Vinkeles Team General Manager More 

Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

One of the 4 "stared " restaurants we enjoyed while in Amsterdam. We decided we did not want to enjoy the 4-5 course menu and ordered a la carte. Our feeling was that they would have preferred that we do the multiple courses although they provided all the amuse bouch that went with the multiple courses. For one of my... More 

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Thank rbsmith3
René B, Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us and thank you for your overall positive words on our Restaurant. This is much appreciated. It would be our pleasure to welcome you here on your next trip. Kind Regards, The Vinkeles Team. More 

Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Great service and a lovely atmosphere. Food is a let down in that whilst well cooked it lacks balance in the elements on the plate.

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Thank Willysailor
René B, Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us and thank you for your overall positive words on our Restaurant. We are sorry to read that our blend in flavors did not meet your expectations. These comments have been shared with the staff. We would love to welcome you on your next Amsterdam visit. Kind Regards, The Vinkeles... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

The restaurant is located after walking through the lobby, through another restaurant (?), and down some stairs. While I love how almost everything in Amsterdam is historic (and therefore charming), I’m not sure how an allowance for additional toilets or a separate entrance weren’t planned ahead for (the restaurant obviously has no control over this fact, merely stating that it... More 

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René B, Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us, here on Tripadvisor. It’s much appreciated. We would love to welcome you again. Kind regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We had an amazing time there, service and good were absolutely perfect.. I really enjoyed every moment there with with wife, we are so thankful.. Thanks !!!!

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Thank Rob L
René B, Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for the nice review, it is truly heart-warming and motivating! It is great to read that you preference our services and food. We loved hosting you and hope to welcome you back someday. Kind Regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

La Eliana
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

We went for a business dinner and truly enjoyed the atmosphere, the menu, the excellent wine pairing... It is absolutely worth trying! The location is simply beautiful, the service was perfect.

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1 Thank Pepe E
René B, Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely words! It is a pleasure to read that you appreciate the atmosphere of our restaurant as much as the service and food, wine pairing. We loved hosting you and look forward welcoming you next time. Kind regards, The Vinkeles Team More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We are here for our anniversary meal and it was the perfect choice. Pleasant helpful staff and food that was as beautiful as it was creative! That Oyster pearl was genius! Service : first class, food : superb and creative! Cannot fault this place and will definitely be back when we visit the city again!

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René B, Manager at Vinkeles, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderfull review here on Tripadvisor. We love to hear that you have chosen Vinkeles for this special celebration Your kind words about the food and service are highly appreciated and shared with the staff. We would love to welcome you again during your next Amsterdam visit. Kind Regards, 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, European, Gluten Free, International, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

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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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