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Back in Amsterdam at Restaurant Five Flies!

Taking the train back from The Hague, we pass by such pretty Dutch countryside, full of lush farm land and windmills old and new. Holland recently shut down all of its nuclear power plants, in lieu of building an aggressive wind turbine and solar power (clean) systems! Holland is a country that understands alternative energy and building solutions for a healthy environment and a prosperous future.

Back in Amsterdam we are so excited to go and feature d’VijffVlighen (Five Flies) Restaurant (www.d-vijffvlighen.com)! The Five Flies comprises five buildings, some of which date back to 1627! The former owner and founder of the Five Flies was an eccentric antiques broker who ended up selling more freshly prepared meals to his patrons than antiques, thus the restaurant was born in the 1930’s!

Steeped in a rich history, with original Rembrandt etchings hanging on the wall and suits of armor and artifacts from Dutch history, Albert Veerman, head of Sales and Reservations takes us on a one-of-a-kind tour!

Later that day we meet head chef Martijn van Zwieten, who shows us around the modern kitchen and prepares some incredible dishes for us!

Making reservations and dining at Restaurant Five Flies is a must for anyone going to Amsterdam! The food is delicious, the service is warm and friendly, and the ambiance makes you feel like you’re dining in a museum!

This is as authentic as you get folks!


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