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Restaurant Vermeer

Prins Hendrikkade 59-72 | NH Barbizon Palace Hotel, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 556 4885
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good16%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Prins Hendrikkade 59-72 | NH Barbizon Palace Hotel, 1012 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On our last trip to Amsterdam we decided to try out Vermeer and I have to say that is was beyond what we expected, we had the 5 course menu and from start to finish it was exceptional, paired with an excellent wine that was...More

Thank Richard_Filipe
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very much looking forward to dining at Vermeer. We had read wonderful reviews , the restaurant website was full of enticing information and it was a special occasion for us. We had booked quite a few weeks in advance. The restaurant itself is...More

1  Thank BurleighSurfer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Amsterdam for a few days to celebrate a 40th birthday. I booked a table at this Vermeer because we’ve never been to a restaurant that has 1 star in the Michelin guide. The staff was very welcoming and also helpful. We choose...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had a 6 course dinner, the staff was very friendly, the atmosphere is nice, the quality of the food was superb, many good ideas, all in all a wonderful dinner

Thank Lieberamstrand
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Dinner as theatre---this was the capstone of our final vacation day in Amsterdam, and it was stellar! Chef Chris Naylor's fresh new take on the 'home kitchen' concept is a clear winner. Awarded a #Michelin star this year, it's all about trusting the chef to...More

Thank occdoc
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Dining at the Vermeer, the Michelin star restaurant of the NH Barbizon Hotel, was a pleasant culinary experience. All courses were at a consistently high level, with interesting, creative and tasty combinations of the ingredients. The restaurant's rating is fully deserved in this respect. The...More

1  Thank Alexander K
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Restaurant Vermeer at one time had 2 Michelin stars. When the new chef, Chris Naylor, took over, everybody held their breath. Truly amazingly, he managed to hold on to one star, a feat apparently never seen by Michelin judges. The guiding light in the kitchen...More

Thank RobertPierreT
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a fine restaurant with excellent presentation and service as you would expect for a Michelin star. They were able to accommodate a vegetarian plate though that is clearly not their specialty. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed all the courses. I normally do not search...More

Thank Peter C
Conings M, General Manager at Restaurant Vermeer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Peter, Thank you for writing this review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your dinner in Restaurant Vermeer. We have shared your experience with the staff and kitchen team. Your thoughts are highly appreciated and this will help us to improve ourselves....More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

My husband and I were traveling with friends in Europe and Vermeer was our first dinner in Amsterdam. It was very clear from the moment we walked in that this was a Michelin restaurant. The restaurant is very cute, the staff was on point, the...More

Thank AS1235b
Conings M, General Manager at Restaurant Vermeer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Amelia, Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us. We are delighted to be informed that you were really satisfied with the services provided by the team of Restaurant Vermeer. Besides that, we would like to thank you for your...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

We made a reservation for this Michelin-starred restaurant about one month in advance. Overall, this was a fantastic experience. We each had the six course dinner, which lasted approximately four hours. There were so many amuse-bouches that this was probably more food than we needed....More

Thank coachvu
Conings M, General Manager at Restaurant Vermeer, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Dear Coachvu, Thank you for taking the time to write this feedback on your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your 6-course dinner with us. We try to use as much local products as possible as this gives a great...More

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
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Questions & Answers
Martin B
13 May 2017|
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Response from Jeff-_WashDC | Reviewed this property |
Agree with others. Smart casual is best.
Laura M
17 August 2015|
Response from jane c | Reviewed this property |
Assuming sharing a bottle of wine, water and coffee I would say about 300 euros
19 June 2015|
Response from Chanel2140 | Reviewed this property |
I'm quite confident they can
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prins Hendrikkade 59-72 | NH Barbizon Palace Hotel, 1012 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
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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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