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Restaurant Vlaming

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Dutch, European, International, Grill, Diner
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Prinsengracht 193a, 1015 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
31204272063
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Thu - Mon 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We came here on the first of a two night city break, mainly due to the highly positive reviews, and it certainly did not disappoint. The service was very calm, efficient and friendly and we were greeted with a basket of warm, fresh bread on the table. The meal itself was very impressive, particularly the vacuum cooked duck, which was... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for taking time to write such a friendly review. Indeed we cook the duck breast air sealed (sous vide) for 3 hours on low temperature: you tasted the result!! The Sticky Toffee Pie (in UK you say pudding) is since 5 years on our menu now and it will remain there for another 5 years I... More 

Laguna Beach, California
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

After a week enjoying the wonderful city and people of Amsterdam, sadly, our last night had come. We were going to go back to a restaurant that we enjoyed on our first night, but, decided to consult TripAdvisor Amsterdam App for a recommendation. #1 was brasserie Vlaming, so we went. With the assistance of TA's GPS, we found Vlaming easily.... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear guests from California, thank you for putting the nice pictures on TA. Indeed it was a very pleasant evening with you and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us that much. The truffle potato you mention was a side dish/special of the day. So not always available!! The homemade limoncello however remains on the menu. I hope you... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

I dined here on Valentine's day with my partner and we loved the restaurant. There was a really nice ambiance about the place and the staff were really friendly. We both had the steak with mushroom sauce and with a side dish of market vegetables. It was the best steak I have had in a very long time, cooked to... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear guest, I'm not sure (I'm not the cook) but I suppose the mushrooms were cooked in fresh, homemade "jus de veau". The steak is premium beef from Black Angus, NHTC, USDA certified and humane animal handled. Thank you for writing this friendly review. Best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

Chris Sandeman
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Everything was fine. But nothing really excellent. The real stand out was the friendliness of the staff, who clearly are used to catering to an international English speaking audience. But with only two servers, and a full restaurant, they were stretched and often forgot things which I found myself fighting the urge to remind them about...for a 3rd or 4th... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear visitor, thank you for underlining the skills of our front staff. They really like what they're doing and that's what you noticed. I don't know on what day you visited us, but sometimes it happens that in the middle of the week it's more busy than expected and we have to do with just 2 waiters. And if than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We booked to go to Brasserie Vlaming via the internet. This was a good idea as the place soon filled up. The owner confirmed our booking via email, and was expecting us when we arrived. The decor was cool and comfortable, we had a nice table for two as requested. It is not a large place, but we didn't feel... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for giving the exact description of our favourite starter the "Bites platter". But it's not alway 100% the same!! Because in most reviews people underline how good & friendly the front staff is, I'm glad that you especially mention our kitchen staff. My son Bob, chef Jaap and their team indeed do a great job!! Best... More 

east grinstead
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

We turned up on valentines evening (without a booking!), the charming owner managed to accommodate us until a table was available. There was a relaxed warm atmosphere, the staff were attentive and the food was amazing - all excellent value for money. If we had been staying in Amsterdam for longer we would have gone back for more! We enjoyed... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear visitor, you indeed were lucky that a table became available on Valentine's night. We have only a limited number of seats, which are pre-booked once almost every day. But later in the evening sometimes "walk ins" can be seated if early guests are leaving not too late. Thank you for taking time to write this friendly review. Best regards,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

The food was good and the service was friendly, however you could have been anywhere! I had booked ahead by email and the staff were expecting me. The starter mixed dish for sharing was excellent.

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Thank El B
Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear visitor, indeed our menu is "international" with a Dutch "swing". The starter you mention is a 3-layer stand with a selection of our starters & fingerfood. Thank you for having been with us. Best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Found this by looking at trip advisior and it certainly lived up to expectations. Its not a large place and that really helps to make it feel relaxed and welcoming. The food was great, the service spot on and we loved it - the best place we found during our entire stay! Oh and the sticky toffee was amazing!! And... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear visitor, the Malbec you mention is from Valentin Bianchi - Mendoza Argentina. We introduced this wine in our special Xmas arrangement and because our guests were so enthusiastic about it we kept it on our wine list. I'm glad you liked it!! Best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

Rochester, NY
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Tiny little place that we found on foot after visiting the Anne Frank house. The owner's daughter, Cleo, triple-duty on bar, wait, bussing tables. But most importantly, it is the exact experience you want to have while travelling...I fully support these local merchants because customer service is often neglected and they are working long, hard, and late. The food, fabulous...carpaccio,... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear guest, I'm very glad that you underlined the skills of my daughter Cleo. But we're also very happy with the other members of our staff: they all make visitors feel like at home! I'm not sure if I got your email-address to send the recipe of the STP: if not, please mail me. vcs.frans@gmail.com Thank you for your kind... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Went there for a lovely Valentine's dinner with my wife. The owners striking daughter sits down, takes your order and had no problem with substitutions, which is absolutely not a given in Holland. The owner also walks through the place engaging with the customers and doing some serving, adding to the caring atmosphere. Again, this is a rarity in Holland... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear visitor, thank you for taking time to write such an extensive and kind review. I agree that unfortunately not everywhere in Amsterdam you get the best treatment. Our staff however is enjoying that what they're doing and that shows! I'm glad you had a pleasant Valentine's night with us. Indeed the bitterballs are homemade. This time filled with a... 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
$28 - $50
Cuisine
Dutch, European, International, Grill, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prinsengracht 193a, 1015 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: 31204272063
Description
Small, cosy family-owned restaurant. Excellent quality - price relation. Nice selection of wines. Situated at the canal side, not far from the Anne Frank House

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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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