1. Netherlands
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  3. Amsterdam

Amsterdam: 3 Course Dinner in the Dark

Product ID: 48626
Experience food like never before at a 3 course dinner in the dark in Amsterdam. Learn how to use all your senses in complete darkness. Top quality service is provided by blind waiting staff, who will provide guidance and reassurance along the way.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Dutch, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience new taste sensations during a dinner in darkness
  • Discover what it's like to eat if you are blind
  • Relax with attentive wait staff, specially trained to serve in the dark
Full description
Re-awaken your senses at an unusual 3 course dinner in Amsterdam, and discover what it is like to eat in complete darkness!

Unlike any ordinary restaurant, the experience plunges you into a world of sensitivity you may never have felt before, and takes you on a journey through taste, sound and touch. You will be seated in a pitch-black dining room and served by blind or visually impaired wait staff. They have been specially trained to serve meals in the dark, and will offer guidance and reassurance for sighted guests.

Upon arrival, you will be welcomed in a lighted lounge area. Check your coat or bag in the cloakroom, as you won't need anything but your senses. Once you have ordered, you will be guided into the darkened dining room.

Then, experience your food as the visually impaired experience it; and discover new taste sensations with the rest of your senses.
Includes
  • 3 course dinner in the dark
  • 2 amuse bouche
  • Private table
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Water
  • Infrared picture
  • Extra dinner courses (sorbet spoom, cheese plate etc.)
  • Candle (not optional)

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• There will be time for an aperitif if you would like one
• Organs, bones, fat, insects, or any other extreme ingredients are never served on the menu
• Mobile phones and cameras are kept in a personal locker
• As a pilot project, there is 1 bartender with a hearing problem. She is very good at lip reading in Dutch and sign language
• The duty managers can see and hear
• All rest rooms are in the light
• Most people walk out as clean as they walked in, but you are advised not to wear white clothes just in case
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From US$ 46.63 US$ 34.97 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 47 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Great experience

Friendly staff for an extraordinary experience, living for one evening the life of a blind person, it is not easy for a clairvoyant. Recognize the tastes of food, realize the texture of the ingredients, this is where we realize that our sense of taste is manipulated by our vision. And the cutlery, fork, knife, pffff, you end up eating with your fingers (sorry it's not suitable, but more practical !!). In any case, wonderful evening in the company of Mickael, our evening guide.

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May 7, 2019

Experience better than the food

The experience was very good, although the food was a little so.,so. Pudding was delicious though. Our experience was hindered by a huge crowd of people in a party with no thought for others as they were loud, moving around on their own and very arrogant. Shame as it did spoil it a little. Also waiting staff at bat were a little rude, you would ask for something and they would then join a conversation with the other two staff as one of them had a problem.

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June 9, 2018

Don't go if claustrophobic

My friends and I booked this. If I am honest we didn't really know what to expect and probably didn't think it through properly. When we arrived we were all feeling nervous but decided to go with it. As we walked into the dark my claustrophobia kicked in immediately and I could hardly breath. We had to turn around and leave. The restaurant were amazing and didn't make us feel like idiots lol. We got a full refund from get your guide too which was very good! Can't fault them at all!

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January 5, 2018

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Ctaste - dining in the dark

Product ID: 48626