On our last evening in Amsterdam, we dined at D'Vijff Vlieghen, with Dan's best friend from England, Paul.
D'Vijf Vlieghen means "Five Flies" in Dutch and although the name might not sound very appealing, the restaurant is lovely, and I enjoyed the whimsical fly theme peppered throughout.
We dined on a pre-fixe seven course dinner, which naturally included a cheese course. I think I must have eaten more cheese during my week in Amsterdam, than in the rest of the weeks of my life combined. Did I grow tired of cheese? Nope.
The presentation of the after-dinner tea was unique, with the loose tea leaves in test tubes. I tried the D'Vijff Vlieghen blend made specifically for the restaurant. Slightly sweet and very good.
We practically closed down the restaurant and after dinner, our server took us on a tour. D'Vijff Vlieghen is comprised of five seventeenth century homes and was turned into a restaurant during the 1930's. The restaurant has counted many celebrities among its patrons, such as Walt Disney, Orson Wells, and Mick Jagger. All of the chairs in the dining room have an engraved brass plate with the name of a celebrity who has dinned at D'Vijff Vlieghen.
Here are some shots of the interior of the restaurant. I like the coat of armor.
Our D'Vijff Vlieghen dinner last nearly four hours. We walked out of the restaurant feeling extremely stuffed, slightly tipsy from the wine, and very happy from the experience.