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De Vijfde Smaak

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Dutch, European, French, Mediterranean, Central European
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Hoogstraat 4, 1541 KX Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands
+31 75 628 5588
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

I have no clue what some of the other reviewers are talking about! I have been born and raised in Koog aan de Zaan, familiar with all other restaurants in the area, the local standard. I have had dining experiences spanning 5 continents of the globe! This is an excellent restaurant, not just for a small town, but by any... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Restaurant is in the koog de zaan area, close to the Olam Cocoa factory. It is beautiful restaurant with a stylish and sort of dock looking interior. Energetic and friendly staffs. We choose a 3 course meal. I wasn't impressed with the started, and the fish main course was good, and an excellent dessert.

Thank nishadalavi
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

The name of the restaurant refers to the Japanese word "umami"; a savory taste. It is one of the five basic tastes (together with sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness). We had a 3 cours menu. The portions were good and the food was nice.

Thank zandtp
Dublin, Ireland
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Last week we had a diner in your place and we were very disappointed with the quality of the food. it was not busy, so that can not be the excuse.

Thank Robert v
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

Beautiful restaurant, stylish interior. A warm welcome from the lovely staff. We chose the 3 cours menu and that was a great choice, all courses were tasty, from the first to the last. And this accompanied by excellent wines. We Belgians will definitely return!

Thank stev_cris
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

The food, service and ambiance were all reflective of the best of the region, and our meeting was enhanced by the setting. Dinner afterwards included a good selection of wine as well as the flaming creme brûlée. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank Midwest2005
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our large group was nicely placed upstairs in two adjacent and connected rooms, which worked perfectly. The menu was pre-arranged with nice seasonal meats and vegetables. Our international guest liked this very much. The service was attentive but holding back as should be with a group. The restaurant downstairs is traditionally decorated which is also appreciated by international visitors but... More 

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had diner here in this lovely historic building witch looks like a museum! The food was something special because natural ingredients and the people who owned the restaurant are so friendly and passionate

Thank Els L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $48
Dutch, European, French, Mediterranean, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hoogstraat 4, 1541 KX Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Koog aan de Zaan
  • Phone Number: +31 75 628 5588
DeVijfdeSmaak Restaurant is the restaurant of chef cook and hostess Marieke Pjotr Rentinck Verbree. Since September 1, 2012 the restaurant is located in "de Waakzaamheid" in Koog aan de Zaan. De Waakzaamheid is the oldest wooden building hospitality of the Netherlands and by construction Somass completely restored. Restaurant DeVijfdeSmaak ensures the excellent cuisine and friendly hospitality that the ancient and glorious history of the hospitality industry Vigilance revives a more contemporary feel. Watch our film Created by Wendy Wilgenburg

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