I did, however, have one excellent meal at a restaurant with the rather unappetising name Vijff Vlieghen which translates to Five Flies (apparently this was the last name of the first owner).
We had a delicious four-course tasting menu at an old table covered with the famous blue and white Dutch ceramic tiles. What more could you ask for? Not much.
Now I realise that for this post to qualify as a proper review I should list what I ate and comment on it. That ain't gonna happen as I was hungry and out with clients so I didn't write down what I ate. I can, however, tell you that every course was - pardon the cliché - an explosion of amazing flavours. Should you ever find yourself in Amsterdam then make sure you check in at this restaurant, dating back to 1939.