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Senses Restaurant

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Vijzelstraat 45, 1017 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 530 6266
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12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Cherbourg-Octeville, France
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a really nice experience. Lovely and comfy atmosphere. Good service and presentation in english. The different meal were great with a subtle taste. Congrats

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Thank Etienne B
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for the 6 course tasting menu and were blown away! The food was absolutely yums. I think we had a total of 10-11dishes altogether with little surprises here and there which was great. I particularly enjoyed the Salmon done 3 ways. Dont want to spoil the surprise here but they were really good! Leave about 2-2.5hrs to enjoy... More 

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Thank Angelina T
Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Situated in the Albus hotel Senses offers a unique experience as you don't really know what to expect. Do not let this put you off! We thought it might be pretentious or not to our taste, How needless our fears. We opted for the 3 course option which was in reality about 8 dishes each a new experience. It was... More 

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Thank Brian S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you Thierry. The sevice, the wine, the food. It is beyond perfect. Exctacy festival of tastes. I'm blowend away. It's a culinary orgasm. Wauw.

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Thank Alrich2968
Linden, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend. Great food and service. Unique offerings throughout!!! I love the no need to order concept.

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Thank Devasia
Genève
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reserved a table at this restaurant after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. We chose the 5-courses-menu. We were not disappointed; each plate was visually stunning. The mix of the textures and flavors were also innovative. The young staff was very professional and explained us each plate in a great English. We had different wines by the glass, at... More 

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1 Thank Caribou L
Taco v, Eigenaar at Senses Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Caribou, Thank you for your review, its a pleasure to read you had an excellent night out at our restaurant. Thank you for your compliments about the plates and flavors and our staff. i'ts a toke of appreciation. We would love to welcome you back in the near future. Warm regards, Patty van der Meer Senses Restaurant More 

Kiev, Ukraine
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the trek across this part of Europe visiting all sorts of restaurants and eating all sorts of food, we were lucky enough to have dinner at Senses. This was definitely a foodie experience. Our previous dinner at Nox in Singapore where we dined in the dark is the only dinner that compares to this one when discussing how our... More 

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Thank Michael P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2nd visit and the food and staff are outstanding Tasting menus with or without wine pairing and great communication from knowing staff makes this a must if you want somewhere classy to visit short taxi ride from centre location

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Thank Susan G
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't say we were disappoint, just wasn't what I was expecting. It's like a fancy restaurant whereby you're a burden to the staff. I felt bad going to the loo because the woman would roll her eyes that I had gone to the toilet and couldn't put our food on the table. Or if we went outside for a... More 

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1 Thank Milliejune
Taco v, Eigenaar at Senses Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Milliejune, We are sorry that it was not what you were expecting. We will discuss your critical points with our teams. Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, I hope you will give us a second chance in the future. With kind regards, Bart Pastoor Operations Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is undoubtedly outstanding. Some dishes way ahead of others - highlights being the salmon cooked 3 ways each delicately made unique and the venison with beetroot and goats cheese. The service could be a little quicker and needs to match the delicacy of the dishes. An expensive dinner but very special.

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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
$20 - $74
Cuisine
French, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vijzelstraat 45, 1017 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 530 6266
Description
Senses by Lars Bertelsen prepares unconventional and creative dishes, made with daily fresh and, if possible, sustainable ingredients. The kitchen team prepares your dishes in an open kitchen within the modern and stylish restaurant. Let your senses be stimulated and opt for the unexpected. Choose from the weekly alternating 3 to 6-course surprise menu and embark on your own voyage of discovery. Tell us what you do not like to avoid disappointment and of course our chef will take your special dietary wishes or allergies into account. Choose the wine pairing, to create the ultimate Senses experience. Located in the vibrant area of Amsterdam, 'Senses restaurant' is just minutes away from the Rembrandt square and the art deco Tuschinski cinema.

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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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