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Amsterdam Restaurants

D' Vijff Vlieghen

  • Spuistraat 294–302 Map It
  • Centrum
  • Dutch

Updated 08/25/2012

Fodor's Review

The "Five Flies" is a rambling dining institution that takes up five adjoining Golden Age houses. Yet the densely evocative Golden Age vibe—complete with bona fide Rembrandt etchings, wooden jenever (Dutch gin) barrels, crystal and armor collections, and an endless array of old-school bric-a-brac—came into being only in 1939. You'll find business folk clinching deals in private nooks here, but also busloads of tourists who have dibs on entire sections of the restaurant: book accordingly. The overpriced menu of new Dutch cuisine emphasizes local, fresh, and often organic ingredients in everything from wild boar to pan-fried grey mullet. Lack of choice is not an issue here: the wine list, and the flavored jenever are—like the décor—of epic proportions.

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Spuistraat 294–302, Amsterdam, North Holland, 1012VX, Netherlands

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • No lunch. Closed first two wks in Aug.

Updated 08/25/2012


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