Fodor's Expert Review D' Vijff Vlieghen
The "Five Flies" is a rambling dining institution that takes up five adjoining Golden Age houses filled with densely evocative decor—complete with bona fide Rembrandt etchings, jenever barrels, crystal and armor collections, and an endless array of old-school bric-a-brac. The menu of Dutch-international cuisine emphasizes fresh (and often organic) ingredients in dishes from Dutch gray shrimp salad to slow-cooked pork cheeks; there are also four- or five-course menus, which change quarterly based on what's in season. The wine list and the selection of flavored jenevers are—like the decor—epic in proportion.
Amsterdam, North Holland 1012 VX, Netherlands
- Unique over-the-top decor
- Seasonal Dutch dining
- Extensive local liquor menu