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Senses Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
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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 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Senses approach to food is unique and always faultless. We have been several times - twice this trip and when we returned last night the waitress remembered us and the chef prepared us something completely different so we would not have the same menu again. We love this restaurant and would recommend it for any occasion.

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Budapest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Expect the unexpected as flavor and combinations of ingredients come in unexpected little packages. Senses is fun, original, the quality high, the service friendly and accommodating of special requests. I look forward to returning.

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Elst, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here after good reviews on tripadvisor. They were all true! Surprise menu was great, service great, had a lovely evening! I will come back for sure!

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Thank Mariska M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were eating with family, to celebrate my girlfriend's mother birthday. The dinner was an outstanding success. We get the proverij menus with the choices of the chef. The ways of presenting, taste balance were well done. Interesting modern touch in every chefs plate... It's a must visit.. Great evening..

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Steamboat springs
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's hard to find a nice cocktail hand crafted in Amsterdam ... This place has a good atmosphere ( I sat outside ). Great food !

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a sunday afternoon. The restaurant was not that busy, though still a good atmosphere. We had the 3-course lunch menu. Each dish was extremely well presented. Maybe a bit too much senses on one plate... Natasha was great, good knowledge and extremely friendly.

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Marsascala, Malta
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of those restaurants where if you love the eye to detail and different tastes and creativity it's a must try. There was no menu but just rely on the creativity of the chef.

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Thank csammut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we entered Senses restaurant, we could tell we were in for a special experience. The staff offered to take our jackets, kindly ushered us to a table, and were very gentle and friendly. The restaurant has a "surprise" menu, and the customer simply decides whether they would like 3, 4, or 5 courses and if they would... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The surprise menu was our favorite surprise in Amsterdam. Really nice staff, pretty restaurant and an outstanding 3-course meal.

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Bingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As a surprise for my partners 40th Birthday (6th July) I booked a trip to Amsterdam specifically so I could take her to Senses. Why? Because it is just simply amazing. The quality of food is without compromise, the wines exquisite, the presentation beautiful and the service warm, informative and relaxed. We opted for the 6 course menu with accompanying... 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
$20 - $75
Cuisine
French, International, European, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 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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