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Restaurant Vermeer

#376 of 3,135 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Prins Hendrikkade 59/72 | NH Barbizon Palace Hotel, 1012 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 556 4885
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18:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Amsterdam for just one night and were looking for somewhere interesting for dinner. We read the reviews about Vermeer and were intrigued, so we booked for dinner. This is a very original restaurant, owned by an Englishman who has run it for 12 years according to the staff. Instead of a menu you are presented with a... More 

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Thank CDR65
Conings M, General Manager at Restaurant Vermeer, responded to this review

Dear CDR65, Wow! Thank you for sharing your outstanding experience in Restaurant Vermeer! We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your dinner at the restaurant. We will share your positive comments with our team. They will appreciate this, as this is a great reward for their continuous hard work. We are happy you felt the extra ordinary feeling.... More 

Lisboa
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The vermeer was a surprise for my birthday, and I was delighted, we had some champagne rosé for a start and then I wanted to keep drinking that during the meal, it wasnt on the wine cart but they provided it. The meal experience is excelent and went really well. The staff is very atemptive and pleasent. Everything is panned... More 

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Conings M, General Manager at Restaurant Vermeer, responded to this review

Dear Sandra, Thank you for your outstanding review. Our guests comments are highly appreciated! We are happy you enjoyed your birthday dinner with us. We are delighted to read your lovely comments about your dinner. The feeling you had we want to provide for all our guests! The extra ordinary feeling! We will share your lovely comments to our team.... More 

Victoria, British Columbia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our dinner at restaurant Vermeer was definitely an extraordinary dining experience. We had the six course meal option which ends up being closer to 9 or 10 with the small in between plates they provide. All of the dishes were incredibly unique and complex flavours wise, the only dish that was familiar was the main course of beef. The presentation... More 

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Conings M, General Manager at Restaurant Vermeer, responded to this review

Dear Progolfer, Thank you for your outstanding review, our guests thoughts are highly appreciated! We are delighted to read that you felt the extra ordinary feeling during your dinner in restaurant Vermeer. We will share your comments about the dishes and the tremendous service by our staff to our team. This is a great reward for their continuous hard work... More 

Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great stay in this hotel and had an amazing meal here. We chose the 6 course taster menu - every plate was amazing! We also enjoyed two bottles of the best red wine ever. Cannot forget to mention the staff, the service was faultless. Highly recommend!

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Thank JD1232016
Conings M, General Manager at Restaurant Vermeer, responded to this review

Dear JD, Thank you for your outstanding review! We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your dinner in restaurant Vermeer and you think you had the best wine ever! We will share your comments to our team. This is a great reward for their continuous hard work. We are delighted that you recommend us and we are looking... More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fabulous dinner with 2 very good friends. The staff are all excellent: knowledgeable, efficient and have senses of humour. The food is outstanding. The special approach - a list of ingredients, the kitchen will determine what they will become is superb. Everything is done with care, thought and attention. The flavours outstanding. The wine list is also filled... More 

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Thank MERG75
Conings M, General Manager at Restaurant Vermeer, responded to this review

Dear Merg, Thank you for your outstanding review. Our guests comments are highly appreciated! We are delighted to read that you wrote that you had a fabulous dinner and you would recommend us. The feeling you had we want to provide for all our guests! The extra ordinary feeling! We will share your lovely comments to our team. This is... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had not been to the "refurbished" Vermeer yet. And i now regret not going sooner. They keep their focus on vegetables but combined with lots of shellfish and fish (and meat options). The scallop was out of this world but all of the 8 courses were unbelievably good and pure. The wine choices are great, and they serve some real... More 

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Conings M, General Manager at Restaurant Vermeer, responded to this review

Dear Jellemir, Thank you for your outstanding review! We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your dinner in restaurant Vermeer and you liked the new interior after the renovation. We will share your comments to our team. This is a great reward for their continuous hard work. We are looking forward welcoming you back! Kind regards, Martine Conings... More 

1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I had dinner with two friends at Vermeer last week, the dinner experience we had left me speechless. The varieties of delicious cocktails, vegetable dishes, pure flavours are truly unique in town. The atmosphere is very relaxed, you can start with cocktails at the bar, they offer four, five or six course menu, however there are lot more ''surprise'' appetizers... More 

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Conings M, General Manager at Restaurant Vermeer, responded to this review

Dear Lili, Thank you for your outstanding review. Our guests comments are highly appreciated! We are delighted to read that you wrote that we are unique in town and you will recommend us. The feeling you had we want to provide for all our guests! The extra ordinary feeling! We will share your lovely comments to our team. This is... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We love good food and have visited many restaurants in the city. We saw Vermeer on the the Michelin guide as a restaurant that was awarded a star and even in the past held two stars thanks to a different chef. The restaurant is located inside a tourist hotel right inside the famous Amsterdam tourist trap centre, but i was... More 

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Conings M, General Manager at Restaurant Vermeer, responded to this review

Dear Spotter, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We constantly aim to provide our guests with the finest dishes and services and we very much regret that we did not meet your expectations about this. We appreciate our guests thoughts in order to constantly improve our level of services. We will share your experience with our team and... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Not only located in one of the most terrible part of town, close to central station and the red light, this place is a true tourist trap. I am not sure how they ever got their star, but our experience has been very disappointing. We're big lovers of fine cuisine, and thought to give Vermeer a try as it is... More 

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Conings M, General Manager at Restaurant Vermeer, responded to this review

Dear Dee, Thank you for taking to write this review about your experience of your dinner in Vermeer. We very much regret that we did not meet your expectations and we disappointed you. We will share your feedback with our staff and Chris Naylor himself, in order to constantly improve our dishes and service. We do understand that this can... More 

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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful dishes and very good service. I have been here twice now. Dishes were very nice and contemporary. The wines that the sommelier selects are wonderful. I'll go back!

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Thank Marc D
Conings M, General Manager at Restaurant Vermeer, responded to this review

Dear Marc, Thank you for your outstanding review! We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your second dinner in restaurant Vermeer. We will share your comments to our team. This is a great reward for their continuous hard work. We are looking forward welcoming you back! Kind regards, Martine Conings Hotel Director NH Collection Barbizon Palace / Restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$32
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prins Hendrikkade 59/72 | NH Barbizon Palace Hotel, 1012 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 556 4885
Description
Restaurant Vermeer just opposite Amsterdam’s Central Station in the Barbizon Palace Hotel is one of the finest restaurants in the city. The luxurious Old Dutch décor – marble tiled floors, monumental fireplaces, Delft tiles and plates, austere chandeliers – does suggest something of the master painter’s interiors. But it would take more than a servant-girl’s pearl earring wages to properly enjoy a meal at Vermeer. This is Michelin-starred, high-end, complex, refined European cuisine under the deft hand and watchful eye of Chris Naylor. The menu includes various irresistible multi-course and tasting options, and, while it changes with the season, offers dishes like starter of caviar and Colchester oysters served with veal tongue, truffle, red beet and seaweed chutney, main course of penne pasta with pheasant, walnuts, acorn bread and oloroso crème, and dessert of custard tart with figs, muscovado sugar and raisins. The wine list includes more than 300 labels, and you’ll want to avail yourself of the excellent sommelier’s opinions. Two private rooms can accommodate up to 20 or 30 respectively for memorable celebrations and events.

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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