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Restaurant Vlaming

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Dutch, European, Central European, International, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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Prinsengracht 193a, 1015 DS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 427 2063
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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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United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2011

...will make an exception. I'm going to add that I don't usually - in fact I can't remember the last time I have ever - written a review about a place I've visited. I usually rely on others and tend to believe that negative reviews are closer to the truth rather than the glowing reviews which seem to always be... More 

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2 Thank kandv8486
Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear guest, if there would be a ranking for reviews I believe yours is most probably the nicest we got so far!! For sure also the longest... I have nothing to add, just: many thanks for your most friendly comments. Best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2011

We greatly enjoyed this restaurant, it's a lovely room and the staff are friendly. My husband had fish which was perfectly cooked. Although I would have wished a larger vegetarian selection, the one dish they had was tasty and well-cooked.

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Thank MEP63
Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear guest, indeed we don't have many vegetarian dishes. We have in general a small standard menu but offer quite some "specials of the day" (written on the mirrors). I'm glad you liked the canneloni. I suppose your husband ordered the tunasteak: Albacore (MSC certified, sustainable). Thank you for your friendly review. Best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

Porto Alegre, RS
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

I'm sorry, but I wasn't as impressed as I believed I would be... The staff is awesome!!! Very nice and well trained, really friendly people. The decor is beautiful, really comfortable place. The menu is small, wich I like. The bread was really delicious!!! Duck and steak were our choices with some fries on the side, because the dish itself... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear guest, I'm glad that in general you were very happy with your visit to us. It is a pity that you didn't like the duck that much. Since a few months now we cook it for 3 hours Sous Vide (air sealed/slow cooking/low temperature) and every piece of meat should now be tender & soft. I regret yours wasn't.... More 

Silverthorne, CO
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

We had reservations for Vlaming for our first night in Amsterdam. Due to jet lag, we arrived a bit early but were seated and treated to a great meal. Upon the staff's recommendation, we enjoyed the shared appetisers.....excellent. We also had heard about their special way of cooking duck(vacuumed) and it was outstanding, probably the best duck ever. The owner... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear visitor, thank you for your very kind review. I'm very glad that you underlined that the duck was very good. So now readers know that the comments another guest had today was really an accident. And yes it cann't be said enough: we are very happy with the staff we're having!! Best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2011

We booked this restaurant on the recommendation of Trip Advisor for our wedding anniversary and it is indeed a little gem. The staff were lovely and very attentive and helpful and the food was excellent. We started with a great mushroom soup and my sons had a game pate that was very tasty. This was followed by the special of... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear family, it was our pleasure that you decided to have your 23rd wedding anniversary party in our restaurant. And with a special occasion belongs a special dish, therefore the chef created the grand dessert for you! And I don't think London is that far, so please come back some other time. Best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

Oslo, Norway
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

Me and my girlfriend went here for two courses. The restaurant is small and cosy, located in a romantic area of Amsterdam along the canals. We had the sharing platter for starters which was a really nice combination of tastes! For the main course we had the special, which was boar at the time. Also very nice. The staff were... More 

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Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear guest, we indeed are happy that the season for wild is back again. The coming period we will have a lot of specials of the day like wild boar, deer etc. We also are going to serve special selected wines with it! Thank you for your friendly review and come back some other time. Best regards, Frans Vlaming More 

Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

This #1 rated eatery is, as a consequence, VERY popular. It hasn't gone to Frans' head, but it DOES mean that walk-ins are often turned away. A small but very fine menu is supplemented by nightly specials (written on the mirror). The potatoes gratin, for example, has wafer-thin tubers. Splits accommodate septuagenarian appetites. All meals are accompanied by wine (by... More 

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Thank drcaparr
Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

You're right dear guest: we only have 50 seats and these are booked almost every day. So people indeed better make a reservation by mail. Or they just try walk in very early (18:00 hours) or late (21/21:30 hours). Sometimes we than can offer a table for maybe a limited time. And yes we're very happy with our new wine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

We were a party of ten celebrating a birthday. There was a mix up with the reservation but the owner went out of his way to accommodate us, even giving us free champagne to make up for it. Special mention to the staff who were all lovely, very friendly and polite. The food was very nice, particularly the steak which... More 

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Thank Crisp81
Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear visitor, as I wrote earlier already I really was sorry that something went wrong with the reservation of your group. So offering bubbles (it was our special Cava "Conde de Caralt" from Spain) was the least I could do. And it was for a special occasion: two nice ladies of your group were celebrating their birthday!! I'm very glad... More 

Milan, Italy
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

Good food, great service and atmosphere, good location and nice place, too hot inside though. We had day soup and a very good quiche as starters. Angus fillet was very well done but remember asking without sauce if you want it natural. At the end the magic sticky toffee pie. A bit heavy but so delicious. Good place where come... More 

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Thank Zicot
Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear visitor, you're right: sometimes it can get a little bit warm inside the restaurant. Especially when all tables are taken and the chefs are busy cooking in the open kitchen. Most of the timehowever it is enough to take off a sweater or jacket. And we are not annoyed if people want to share 1 portion of the Sticky... More 

Aberdeen, Scotland
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

Luckily we made a last minute reservation (rather than just turning up) and got the last table that was available - and although the place was packed it didn't seem to have any effect on the service. We chose the appetiser platter which was a great choice as it gave a little taste of everything and I have to say... More 

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Thank Braeriach
Frans1951, Owner at Restaurant Vlaming, responded to this review

Dear visitor, as I replied to another review already: yes it is better to make a reservation by mail. Sometimes early (or late) walk ins are lucky that we can offer them a table which we need maybe a bit later. Or later a table from guests who are finished already. I'm very glad that also you underlined that we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $48
Cuisine
Dutch, European, Central European, International, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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: +31 20 427 2063
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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