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Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen

#166 of 2,992 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
££££
Neighbourhood:
Centrum
Dutch, European, Central European
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Spuistraat 294-302, 1012 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 530 4060
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18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Miami, Florida
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Classic dutch building, several old houses put together gives cozy ambiance. I found the food average. Server was a bit strechted so was not that quick. Was not a bad experience but would not return.

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Thank Explorer1963
AlbertVeerman, General Manager at Restaurant d'Vijff Vlieghen, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review and thank you for sharing online. Menu will be updated very soon, positive impuls in quality and usage of products. Kind regards from Amsterdam, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

Hainesport, New Jersey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this 5 star restaurant. True sense of what Holland was like in the 19th century. Beautifully decorated canal house serving wonderful food. Reservations a must.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for having dinner in our restaurant and thank you for rating us 5 out of 5! We hope we have the privilige of welcoming you some day again in the Five Flies. Kind regards from Amsterdam, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is absolutely exquisite. You will not be disappointed. The restaurant was recommended by the lady at our hotel for our business dinner and we were able to secure a booking at short notice. Good job we did, it got busy very quickly. The service, when you could get the attention of the extremely busy staff, matched the quality... More 

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

Dear guest, Thank you for your visit and thank you for sharing your experience with the readers on Tripadvisor. Sometimes indeed it can get quite busy at one. For waiting staff always a big challenge. Nice to read my colleagues could deliver service you were entitled to. Thank you for recomminding us, great! We hope we may welcoming you again... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to like this place- its certainly a beautiful and interesting building. It felt like we had come to a special place, but the experience simply didn't live up to the surroundings. The food was no more that alright- average bistro fare that did not live up to the fine dining experience or price tag. Brown shrimp soup presented... 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 placing a review on Tripadvisor and above all, thank you for your honesty. Your feedback I will discuss with both restaurant manager and head chef. Please accept my sincere apologies for the fact that my colleagues did not behave professionally. I can completely understand how you must have felt. We are not... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historic atmosphere in this restaurant was very pleasant and felt authentic. The young male waiter (the one with the Italian grandfather) was extremely polite and considerate. We truly enjoyed being serviced by him. The food was very nice, too, and the waiter was quick to recommend matching wines. It is rare that one meets such a professional waiter.

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

Dear valued guest, Thank you for placing a review and above all, thank you for your kind words regarding colleague Sergio. I will gladly share this with him! We hope we may welcome you in the near future again in our restaurant! All the best from Amsterdam, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

celebrating with colleagues after attending a conference. on a weeknight at 18:30 we had plenty of space, but do make a reservation. our server was personable, and struck a good balance between warmth and formality. food was consistently delightful, wine pairings were good, dinner ended with a spectacular sherry. looking forward to returning!

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

Dear guest, Thank you for having dinner in our restaurant with colleagues. Nice to read you were satisfied with my colleague from the waiting department and of course the food and beverage which you enjoyed. I hope we may welcome you soon again! Kind regards, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

Hamilton
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere, fantastic food and friendly service. We visited to celebrate a family birthday and enjoyed every moment, it was faultless. The beef was cooked to perfection, starters were delicious, we savoured every mouthful. Our desserts were the perfect end to a wonderful evening. I would not hesitate to recommend d'Vijff Vlieghen.

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

Dear appreciated guest, Thank you for having chosen our restaurant to celebrate a family birthday. Your kind words I will share with my colleagues. Nice to read you recommend us to others, thank you! All the best from Amsterdam, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager More 

Cold Ash, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this wonderful place. Dodgy name though (5 flies), but the history of this ancient building and the sensitive way it has been converted to a restaurant is great. Top- notch service and food. We had a menu with paired wines which is to be recommended. Just for the experience; not to be missed.

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

Dear guest, Thank you for being our guest and thank you also for sharing your experience with the readers of the Tripadvisor community. Nice to read you recommend us to other, great! We hope we may welcome you in the near future again in our beautiful restaurant! Kind regards from Amsterdam, Albert Veerman Food & Beverage Manager 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, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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Centrum
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