Certificate of excellence 2020
Outstanding variety with great quality...

Senses is without a question one of the best restaurants in Amsterdam. During our stay we ate out every single day tried many other sites recommended by tripadvisor, hotel staff and friends. We went with friends and we all agree they has the best combination of creative cooking, service and price. We had the six course menu with wine pairing. This was outstanding and matches very well against any place in New York City where we come from.

Jose (US)

12 October 2015

Booked by a colleague so no idea what to expect, I was about to be blown away!

Lauren H must either be the unluckiest person in town or mental. This is without doubt one of the best restaurants pound for pound in Europe, let alone Amsterdam. Little needs to be said about the food, it's stunning, artwork on a plate. And the service was amazing too. If you're heading to Amsterdam, or are lucky enough to be there now don't miss this place. They say never go back, sod that I'm off!

Peter (US)

7 October 2015

World class!

Un ristorante incredibile di cui ci siamo innamorati. In pieno centro molto facile da raggiungere con o mezzi pubblici da ogni zona della cittá. Piccolo, accogliente, caldo ed intimo. Superlativo il lavoro dello chef e dello sfaff in cucina, ben visibile dal ristorante. I piatti sono belli e buonissimi, ogni pietanza è cucinata alla perfezione ed alcuni piatti sono eccellenti concettualmente e sopratutto al palato. Per alcuni delle vere "esplosioni" di gusto. Lo staff è gentile e professionale, sono stati molto simpatici e ci hanno omaggiato due praline al passion fruit #wooooow due calici di vino ed una foto con i cuochi e lo chef. Felicissimi consigliamo questo ristorante a tutti. Cucina di altissimo livello. Ovviamente torneremo :P

Unknown (Uknown)

5 October 2015

Perfection on a plate

Probably in my top 3 meals so far. This was an experience not to be missed and I am so glad we saw the reviews on Trip Advisor. We had the 3 course surprise menu and loved every bit of it. The food looked amazing and tasted great; so many elements combined to make a memorable meal. Service was friendly and well timed yet relaxed. This is one to remember.

Unknown (Unknown)

3 October 2015

Great food.

A great restaurant in Amsterdam which is close to the central station. It also have good food when it comes to taste and also in presentation. An excellent restaurant and staff.

Stephen (Malta)

2 October 2015

A delight for the senses (the food anyway)

Wonderful 'surprise menu' - beautiful to look at and tasted amazing from starter to desert. The staff were very accommodating with my gluten intolerance and made every effort to substitute the elements in the dishes rather than take away and also provided tasty warmed GF bread. The service was attentive and because I like to know what goes into my food I was interested in the explanation of the dishes and the wine that accompanied them. Although, I would always tend towards purchasing European wines (reduces airmiles and is more sustainable). Although I didn't have a problem with the main course, for those who would not eat certain meat, it may have been advisable to have mentioned this before purchasing the 'Surprise Menu'. The only negative, was the decor which I found didn't fit the ethos of the food. The artwork wasn't at all to my taste (girls and cars), if filled the space but added nothing to the ambience. In a city with so much incredible modern art I would have expected to see something more creative on the walls to compliment the innovative menu.

Unknown (UK)

30 September 2015

Lovely plating and very good food!

We had the three course surprise menu and we don't regret it one bit. The food was plated amazingly and the food was delicious you just couldn't stop eating!

Ryan (Malta)

30 September 2015

Wow! Amazing!

Amazing culinary experience. It was a place worth the money. The service, food and method of administration worth a Michelin recommendation. We recommend a surprise 3 course menu - it is enough to be full. Recommend it and come back for sure!

Unknown (Poland)

27 September 2015

Un gastronomique original et accessible

Nous avons pris le menu surprise 3 plats (entrée, plat, dessert) à 36€ et nous n'avons pas été déçus ! Le mélange des saveurs et la présentation sont sans reproche. L'accord mets et vin fait en revanche gonfler la note (+21€) donc nous sommes restés sur le vin au verre dont la qualité est raisonnable. Nous y retournerons si nous revenons dans le coin!

Quentin (Unknown)

27 September 2015

Out of this world

3 days on and I can scarcely believe I had this food experience. I eat a lot of relatively good food and go to some decent places when time and budget allow. But this was just like nothing else. 4 course surprise menu with wine comes in around 65e per head. That also includes a couple of bites to kick things off and freshly baked bread which is a different class. When I asked for some more it took 20 minutes. Because it's baked to order. The fusion of all manner of things around a piece of fish or on 1 course some of the most delicately prepared veal, just created tastes that I'd never had. Each course perfectly matched by a well chosen glass of wine that we would never have ordered. The staff are attentive and generous without being over bearing and annoying. And the pudding was an astonishing mix of unpredictable flavours in varying forms and consistencies. This is a must. Please go, but don't tell anyone until you've left town so you can get a table. It's quite a small place. But quite perfect. ------- Note from the vegetarian...! I normally hold back from commenting as, let's be honest, Pete can talk enough for both of us! But the veggie surprise menu deserves a special mention so here goes... As well as everything he said, the veggie courses were stunning - no lazy afterthoughts here, and even better, no sense that there was something missing. I've been waiting my whole life for a meal like this, it was fabulous. I won't spoil the surprise, but the pomegranate and beetroot combo and the carrots with tarragon were two of the stars. I always wondered how the bloke on masterchef could get so excited about a carrot mousse - I mean how good can a carrot taste, right?! - but now I know! Food heaven.

Pete (US)

25 September 2015