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Restaurant Johannes

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Herengracht 413, 1017 BP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food here is really interesting - an eclectic mix of textures and flavours, some more successful than others. The wine pairing was excellent and the sommelier really enthusiastic, giving clear explanations of the wines and how they would work with the food. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Weehaggis34
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The dishes on tasting menu were a delight to look at and a joy to taste. The service was excellent and each dish was explained in detail.

Thank davidsw11
Venice, Italy
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd visit but with new chef not as exciting. Interesting dishes but all needed more seasoning. Also, hot dishes were at room temp at best. Meringue pieces in dessert were too sugary to consume.

Thank Phyl K
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Johannes is a restaurant where the chef is trying hard, using a wide variety of ingredients and flavours, but not always succeeding. The veal was excellent but the cow tongue was awkward and not very tasty. Overall very ambitious but lacking consistency. Very good wines. Excellent service.

1 Thank Fredrik K
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend of mine found the restaurant on the internet and we decided to give it a try. After a warm welcome the staff explained to us the concept (surprise menu of 4 to 7 courses). The food was excellent and the picked wines to each course as well. Very nice experience!

Thank ms8117
Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an interesting food journey we got taken on. A very relaxed yet smart setting with exceptional high quality food. A surprise arrived with every course, each a feast for the eyes, then the explanation of the plate made it even more tempting. Some things would not be my first choice if offered a menu, but that made it all... More 

Thank PTaylor0303
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did the full monte here, and service was attentive, but they just could not get out of the average category for us because we expected more for the price. Nothing negative, but they have the capability for the wow factor but just could not get that job done.

1 Thank Bob M
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best meal. The wine was beautifully paired. Each dish was an adventure for the taste buds. Many extras added to the menu. Extremely good value. Looking forward to my next visit to Amsterdam.

Thank Leanne426
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this restaurant, and it was beyond our expectations. Simply amazing food, creatively presented, with perfectly paired wines. If you like fine food, this is the place to come. We had the 4 course meal with paired wines and loved every course. The chef provides a few extras along with way, all of which were good, especially the... More 

Thank robjhyndman
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been lucky enough to dine in some top Michelin star restaurants and I'd say Johannes is in my top 3 in the world. The service was amazing, the restaurant had a terrific atmosphere and the food was incredible. We had a fabulous night and I would recommend it to anyone. Can't wait to return to Amsterdam!

Thank Am3008

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Herengracht 413, 1017 BP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: 0206269503

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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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