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Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen

#174 of 3,057 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
Centrum
Dutch, European
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Spuistraat 294-302, 1012 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 530 4060
Today
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First night of our trip we went to this restaurant and it was just fabulous, very warm and cosy and food was just delicious. So many lovely fine dining restaurants in Amsterdam we are sad to be home!

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Thank CMShannon91
AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear appreciated Five Flies guest, Thank you for having dinner with us, great to see you rate us 5 out of 5, thank you! It is nice to read your kind words, I will share them with my colleagues. Kind regards from Amsterdam! Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for dinner while visiting Amsterdam. The few rooms we saw were beautifully decorated in historical style, awesome experience for tourists. The food was good. The staff was excellent, telling us about history of the place and anecdotes about some famous visitors.

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Thank Viera B
AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time placing a review on Tripadvisor and thank you for sharing online. Besides locals, business guests, indeed also tourists know how to find our restaurant. All want to enjoy good food in an unique setting. We hope we may welcoming you soon again! Kind regards, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

San Francisco, California
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on our first night in Amsterdam. We all ordered from the Pre Fix menu so that it would be easy to split the bill. Be sure to get the wine flight pairing

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear appreciated guest, Thank you very much for being our guest, great you rate us 5 out of 5! Kind regards from Amsterdam, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a day trip to Amsterdam and came here as my husband had been here many years ago and had recommended it. The service was very good and there was a decent selection/variety of meals. They brought fresh complimentary bread and crudités to start. All our meals were very good including the dessert. We were also given some... More 

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your taking the time writing a review, great you rate us 5 out of 5! Our menu has recently changed and indeed there are many items with raw ingredients. I have put this as a remark in my agenda. I will make sure when implementing the next menu this will be taken into... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had American guests and wanted to take them out for a nice dinner in a typical Dutch stile restaurant with 5 very tasteful decorated rooms from the 16th Century. They serve typical Dutch dishes as well very decorative as tastefully made. Our American guest has really appreciated this restaurant.

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time writing a review and sharing online on Tripadvisor. Great to read your guests enjoyed our restaurant/interior and food! We hope we may welcoming you soon again in d'Vijff Vlieghen! Kind regards from Amsterdam, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

Keswick
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I booked a table for 6 people based upon recommendation that this was the place with history, charm and excellent food. Well, perhaps we were just unlucky, but I'm sure the wine list hadn't been printed just for us! The wines are ridiculously expensive for what they are. The wine by the glass is equally bad value at €6 for... More 

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time writing a review. Sorry to read that dining in our restaurant did not meet your expectations. To me this feels as we have failed to deliver, please accept my apologies for that. I am surprised to read that one of my colleagues mentioned that wines by the glass do not have a... More 

Hove, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is the third time we have eaten here in the past 5 years, each time having the 5-course tasting menu with wines. It has alway been consistenty good, with great service in a fantastic building. The staff are very professional. As restaurants go, I can't really fault it. I'm sure they have their off days, judging by the negative... More 

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your review online and thank you for being a regular guest of d'Vijff Vlieghen. Great to read you enjoy food, service and of course our beautiful interior. We indeed, like all people and businesses, do sometimes have off days. But every day out goal is to let all guests leave the restaurant satisified. I... More 

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I've been looking forward to eating at d'Vijff Vlieghen since we lived in the Netherlands a few years ago. Perhaps my expectations were too high but the hype of this restaurant definitely did not meet the reality. The service was average at best. Each food item brought to the table, was placed in front of us with a casual "here... More 

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your honest review. First of all I would like to apologize regarding the fact how my colleague offered a solution regarding the lamb dish (which indeed was lamb). I can remember this evening actually as both the headwaiter and I confronted him with the solution he offered once you had left was not the best... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My favorite part of "the Five Flies" is the old world quality of the ambience. The dark woods, subdued lighting, the four original Rembrandt sketches on one of the walls, the old hand written books on shelves. It all sets the stage for a great dining experience. The food is good, but I have to say it is only that.... More 

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Thank EdHaze
AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time writing a review and sharing it on Tripadvisor. Great to read you enjoy our interior. Regarding the food, new menu will be implented as of December 16th, I am confident the new menu will be an increase in quality. I hope you will be able to experience yourself in the near future!... More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were expecting a taste of dutch dinner cuisine and got something nearer a conference basic meal. Waitress failed to talk through the 'tasting menus', aperitif offered with no price reference the rose sparkling was dreadful/cheap but 8.75 a glass. Fantastic location. but the whole restaurant is guided towards the 3 course set menu and even then the meat and... More 

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AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for posting a review online. I am very sorry to read your experience in our restaurant could not live up to your expectations. New menu will be implented as from December 16th. Given feedback past period has been taken into account. I will discuss your review with my colleagues and will instruct staff to explain menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$64
Cuisine
Dutch, European
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spuistraat 294-302, 1012 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 530 4060
Description
Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen is situated in 5 17th Century houses. The restaurant is decorated with many antique objects from the 17,18th and 19th Century. You will find amongst others 4 original etchings of Rembrandt, rare Glassware from the 17th Century and original Delft Blue tiles from the 17th and 18th Century. A romantic dinner for 2 in one of our cosy corners is possible, just as a private dining or large (business) dinners

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Centrum
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