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Senses Restaurant

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Vijzelstraat 45, 1017 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 530 6266
00:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Linden, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend. Great food and service. Unique offerings throughout!!! I love the no need to order concept.

Thank Devasia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We reserved a table at this restaurant after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. We chose the 5-courses-menu. We were not disappointed; each plate was visually stunning. The mix of the textures and flavors were also innovative. The young staff was very professional and explained us each plate in a great English. We had different wines by the glass, at... More 

1 Thank Caribou L
Taco v, Eigenaar at Senses Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Caribou, Thank you for your review, its a pleasure to read you had an excellent night out at our restaurant. Thank you for your compliments about the plates and flavors and our staff. i'ts a toke of appreciation. We would love to welcome you back in the near future. Warm regards, Patty van der Meer Senses Restaurant More 

Kiev, Ukraine
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131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On the trek across this part of Europe visiting all sorts of restaurants and eating all sorts of food, we were lucky enough to have dinner at Senses. This was definitely a foodie experience. Our previous dinner at Nox in Singapore where we dined in the dark is the only dinner that compares to this one when discussing how our... More 

Thank Michael P
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd visit and the food and staff are outstanding Tasting menus with or without wine pairing and great communication from knowing staff makes this a must if you want somewhere classy to visit short taxi ride from centre location

Thank Susan G
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wouldn't say we were disappoint, just wasn't what I was expecting. It's like a fancy restaurant whereby you're a burden to the staff. I felt bad going to the loo because the woman would roll her eyes that I had gone to the toilet and couldn't put our food on the table. Or if we went outside for a... More 

1 Thank Milliejune
Taco v, Eigenaar at Senses Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Milliejune, We are sorry that it was not what you were expecting. We will discuss your critical points with our teams. Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, I hope you will give us a second chance in the future. With kind regards, Bart Pastoor Operations Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is undoubtedly outstanding. Some dishes way ahead of others - highlights being the salmon cooked 3 ways each delicately made unique and the venison with beetroot and goats cheese. The service could be a little quicker and needs to match the delicacy of the dishes. An expensive dinner but very special.

Thank Kel_London1
St Nicholas-at-Wade, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a Great place to go and eat the unexpected, you have only one choice " The Tasting Menu" the more you spend the more choices you get. We spent Euro 49 per head plus wine and was not disappointed. Thierry the head waiter was a Star Go and enjoy your evening, book up in advance as you will not... More 

Thank Clifford P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly let me say we booked this restaurant a month in advance and saved up to come here. We eat in a lot of nice restaurants and were extremely excited about this place. Unfortunately our night got off to a bad start due to one member of staff who greeted and seated us. Laura was not very friendly and did... More 

Thank Lglasgow G
Taco v, Eigenaar at Senses Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear valuable guest, Thank you very much for your feedback, we would like to get in touch with you. Can you please send us an email. You can send the email to welcome@sensesrestaurant.nl. We hope to hear from you soon. With kind regards, Bart Pastoor Operations Manager More 

Doha, Qatar
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is actually impressive and it indulges your senses. The entire experience is worth to try because every course is a surprise and it's cooked at the moment. I couldn't drink that night but I am sure the food with wine pairing should be even better. The only thing that annoyed me a bit, maybe because I was alone... More 

Thank Dianarol
Zug, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great experience at Senses! The staffs were very pleasant and friendly. I took the 6 course dinner with wine pairing. NO REGRET! and thanks to Therry (and the team) for being our wine guru that evening. It is worthwhile to note that by going to Senses, you are actually going for a food experiment so be open... More 

2 Thank Jason L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$73
French, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
00:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
00:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vijzelstraat 45, 1017 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 530 6266
Senses by Lars Bertelsen prepares unconventional and creative dishes, made with daily fresh and, if possible, sustainable ingredients. The kitchen team prepares your dishes in an open kitchen within the modern and stylish restaurant. Let your senses be stimulated and opt for the unexpected. Choose from the weekly alternating 3 to 6-course surprise menu and embark on your own voyage of discovery. Tell us what you do not like to avoid disappointment and of course our chef will take your special dietary wishes or allergies into account. Choose the wine pairing, to create the ultimate Senses experience. Located in the vibrant area of Amsterdam, 'Senses restaurant' is just minutes away from the Rembrandt square and the art deco Tuschinski cinema.

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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